Ayurvedic Facial Mask

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Ayurveda offers many natural skincare solutions. The below recipe is for acne and some types of eczema—use the directions below and make into a thin paste. You can mix the herbal powders with water or use whole milk if skin is oily, and ghee if the skin is dry. Apply this to the face for one-half hour at bedtime and one-half hour upon rising in the morning. If you find no irritations, continue to use until imbalances clear.

4 parts chick pea flour
3 parts Mahasudarshan powder
2 parts Triphala
1 part Turmeric
Make into a paste with rose water or milk or ghee. Apply ½ hour before bedtime and let dry. Rinse with warm water.

Herbal Information

Mahasudarshan is a complex formulation of Ayurvedic herbs that bolsters immunity through detoxification. The main ingredients include chireta, kutki, guduchi and other notably bitter and astringent herbs that help relieve imbalances of pitta and kapha. Traditionally used for fever and disorders of the liver and lymph, this synergistic formula cools and cleanses the system. Mahasudarshan decongests the body and enhances the elimination of toxins, assisting the immune system in times of infection.

  • Bolsters immunity and supports the body's natural defenses against bacteria and viruses
  • Promotes elimination of toxins
  • Removes excess pitta from the body
  • Supports proper function of the liver and lymphatic system

Ayurvedic Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): bitter, pungent, astringent
  • Virya (action): cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for pitta and kapha, may aggravate vata in excess

Triphala is recommended and used more than any other Ayurvedic herbal formulation. Popular for its unique ability to gently cleanse and detoxify the system while simultaneously replenishing and nourishing it, this traditional formula supports the proper functions of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, and genitourinary systems. Translated as "three fruits," it is composed of the dried fruits of amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki. Containing five of the six tastes (all but salty), triphala readily removes excess vata, pitta, and kapha from the body, bringing balance and proper functioning to the system. It is commonly taken as a daily supplement to help maintain balance of the doshas.*

  • Assists natural internal cleansing*
  • Gently maintains regularity*
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates the tissues*
  • Supports healthy digestion and absorption*
  • Supports proper functions of the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, and genitourinary systems*
  • Natural antioxidant*

Ayurvedic Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): sweet, sour, pungent, bitter, astringent
  • Virya (action): neutral
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for vata, pitta, and kapha

Tumeric is known for its broad range of beneficial properties. It bolsters the immune system, purifies the blood, and promotes clear healthy skin. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) strengthens digestion and eliminates toxins from the GI tract. It supports proper function of the pancreas, reduces kapha, and promotes healthy blood glucose levels that are already within the normal range. Turmeric soothes and nourishes the joint tissue and promotes comfortable movement. An excellent herb for those with kapha constitutions or imbalances, turmeric supports proper function of the heart and helps clear the channels of the physical and subtle bodies.

  • Cleanses the blood and promotes healthy skin*
  • Strengthens digestion and promotes healthy intestinal flora*
  • Supports healthy blood glucose levels that are already within the normal range*
  • Supports comfortable movement of the joints*

Ayurvedic Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): pungent, bitter, astringent
  • Virya (action): heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas, may increase Vata and Pitta in excess

 

 

Disclaimer
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of Ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.