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Marigold an Excellent Herbal Healer

With the advances in Scientific and medical research, people have become more aware of the harmful effects of chemical based beauty and health treatments. One of the most valuable discoveries for mankind is the Marigold plant which is enriched with brilliant skincare benefits. It has been effectively utilized for over centuries by many civilizations. The bright yellow flower is also known as Tagetes Erecta and is a common sight in many household gardens. But apart from planting it is widely used in herbal medicines and treatments. Marigold can thrive in any kind of soil and is mostly found in parts of Europe, Western Asia, and the United States. Its bright yellow petals are dried, crushed and used in medicines and essential...

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Licorice or Mulethi for even skin tone and hydration

Not just in skincare,but from candies to after dinner liqueurs, licorice is valued for its several amazing properties. It is sweet and fragrant, and is similar to star anise and is used in skincare and food preparations all over the world. The bitter taste of medicines and tablets can be removed through Licorice. In Chinese medicine, the plant is referred to as “the king of natural medicines”. What is Licorice Root? Licorice also spelt as Liquorice (Mulethi or Yastimadhu) is a fragrant and powerful herb from which sweet flavorings are obtained. It is predominantly grown in many parts of Europe and Asia and has huge amounts of feather-like leaves which surround the purplish-blue flower of the plant. The word “Licorice” has been obtained from...

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Rejuvenate Your Skin with Turmeric Root Extract

Turmeric is considered a cure-all ingredient in every Indian household. With the west catching up on turmeric's benefits to our being, trying to make it 'cool' by variations of its use in turmeric lattes etc., West’s current health food trend is the Indian subcontinent’s millennia-old staple. Turmeric is a versatile ingredient which can be used for many purposes such as cooking and skincare. This bright ingredient is in high demand for its color and various healing benefits. It is considered a golden spice and is available in many forms in the market (i.e.; ground spice, capsules, and teas).  What is Turmeric Root Extract? The plant grows in the ground and consists of several bunches of roots called rhizomes which are similar...

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Pamper Your Skin and Lips with Kokum Butter

We all know about cocoa butter and its endless benefits. But did you know about Kokum Butter? It is considered a great alternative to Cocoa butter and retains it solid shape at room temperature. However, it melts instantaneously when it comes in contact with the heat of the skin. We will discuss the benefits of this wonderful ingredient. What is Kokum? Kokum grows on a tree which is known as wild mangosteen tree, red mangosteen tree or red mango tree. The ingredient is widely cultivated in the regions of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Meghalaya, and West Bengal. The Kokum fruit consists of three parts namely: Kokum Pericarp- It is the peel of the fruit which is enriched with antioxidants...

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Aloe Vera- The Complete Healing Agent and Your Beauty BFF

    Who doesn’t wish to have flawless skin, lustrous hair and good health? Well then, you should use the miracle ingredient called Aloe Vera. Its brilliant healing properties make it a core essential in many cosmetic and medical products. Historical evidence reveals that Aloe Vera has been used across various cultures for centuries. The Egyptians called it the ‘Plant of Immortality’ and the Greeks considered it the ‘Universal Cure for all diseases’. What is Aloe Vera? The word Aloe Vera has been derived from a combination of Arabic and Latin words (i.e.; Alloeh- meaning shining bitter and Vera- meaning true). This is a stem less plant which has serrated leaves and is grayish-green in color. It is grown all across the...

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