India is home to some of the oldest traditions, customs and even privy to some age old forms of medicines. One such medicinal system is the Ayurveda which is almost as old as 5000 years. Basically meaning ‘life knowledge’ it is all about herbal healing for the mind and body. It concentrates on overall wellness of the body and spirit.

Ayurvedic medicines can help you in relieving stress of your mind and body, lose weight and maintain, balance your hormone levels, helps with inflammations, reduces the symptoms of diseases, cleanses the body as a whole, helps with insomnia, helps with bloating and also helps with healthy hair and skin.

For now, let’s concentrate on healthy and clear skin –

Kumkumadi Thailam is one Ayurvedic herbal preparation which promotes healthy skin. It is to be massaged onto the face for enhanced skin complexion and texture. It is especially helpful for particular skin problems like scars, acne and so on. Kumkuma is the Indian name given for saffron which is known to have several benefits.

How can you benefit from Kumkumadi Thailam?

  • This thailam is excellent for skin quality and complexion.
  • It is known to reduce scars, blemishes, dark circles, white and black heads, wrinkles as well as sun tans. With time it not only reduces but also completely removes wrinkles, blemishes, pimples and scars.
  • It has amazing anti aging properties and with usage brings certain radiance to skin.

How to use Kumkumadi Thailam?

You do not have to use much of this oil. All you need is a few drops which you could apply on to your whole face or just on the affected areas. Apply and then gently massage it in with your fingers. Make sure that before you start your hands are completely clean. You can leave the oil to soak in for about 10 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with some hot water.

Take care to use it at least 2 to 3 times in a day for a week. Post this you can use it only once every day.

This thailam can also be used for Nasya. This is a therapy which uses the nasal route to treat specific disorders of the throat, ear or nose.

Kumkumadi oil can be used for vaporization or steaming purposes too. Just a few drops can be added into boiled water and this can be used for steaming for the face for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Precautions to be taken with Kumkumadi Thailam –

Those of you who have very oily skin should use this oil in very small quantities and limit the usage to only once a day. Also it is recommended that before you start using the oil, you do a patch test. That means that you should use this thailam over a small area of your skin. See if it suits you and only then start using it properly. If at all, you face any problems like burning, itching sensations or any rashes; please stop usage immediately.

Kumkumadi oil being very versatile can also be mixed with other face creams. Just a few drops would do. It would cause no harm provided you do a patch test and make sure that it is suitable for your skin type.

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