King Coconut respected for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for its numerous health benefits. Native to Sri Lanka, the nutrient oil from this fruit is considered be the master of all saturated oils. The nourishment of this wonder for haircare and skincare is only a slither of its versatility among many others. The essential fatty acids in King Coconut oil provide deep protection to strengthen roots and stimulated hair follicles, increasing hair growth and enhancing moisture for strands from within. Hair is moisturized and strong preventing hair loss, scalp is cleansed preventing dandruff. This miracle oil provides tangible results for skin renewal; its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory properties provide relief for dry cracked skin, Eczema and Psoriasis and other skin conditions. In Asia, the virgin oil is the natural remedy for stretch marks, scars and burn marks as it increases cell repair and cell turnover rapidly, while providing skin protection from environmental damage. It goes without saying, consumption of pure 100% natural king coconut water or Thambili as referred to by the locals, regularly promotes health and well-being
Sugarcane is found on the lush lands of Sri Lanka and has provided medicinal value to Ayurveda for decades. Sugarcane is a tall perennial type of grass and the juice extracted from the mature stem is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium along with other minerals, making it a highly valuable alkaline elixir for health and well-being. Present are a broad spectrum B-complex vitamins plus antioxidant Vitamin A and C, which support skin health. Sugarcane's ultimate effectiveness for skin, is its natural source of glycolic acid, an Alpha Hydroxy acid which aids in maximum nutrient absorption into skin leaving skin ultra hydrated and silky soft. Thus providing optimum skin health to combat signs of aging and acne breakouts.
Neem known to the Western world as Margosa, is often referred to as the Plant with a Promise in Ayurveda because of its exceptional ability to cure numerous illnesses. It is no wonder skin and hair are benefited too. Neem leaf extract renown for its antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic are a few key properties this herb has to offer. Antioxidant vitamin E and essential fatty acids relieve very dry and cracked skin and is ideal to relieve symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents heal acne affected skin. The nutrients in Neem miraculously benefit both dry and oily skin types, making it versatile for many skin concerns. This essential ingredient favours hair health, promoting growth, strength and relieving dry scalp and dandruff.
Nelli, better know as Indian Gooseberry in Europe is another wonder fruit respected in Ayurvedic medicine. Housing the highest content of Vitamin C in nature, Ayurvedic practitioners called it the Juice of Immortality. This super botanical contains nutrients such as antioxidant vitamin C, vitamin B complex along side other minerals such as carotene, calcium and phosphorus. Hair follicles are strengthened and stimulated, increasing growth and preventing hair loss. Nelli or Amla as it is called in India, further benefits premature greying by improving pigmentation leaving hair shiny and conditioned.
Gotukola, a herb of key importance in the an Ayurvedic medicine cabinet for generations. This botanical is revered for its rejuvenating properties of strengthening connective tissue and stimulating collagen production. Gotukola, not to be confused Kola Nut, ample in antioxidants improves skin elasticity, fine line and wrinkles are reduced preserving skin's youthfulness. High in antibacterial and anti-psoriatic agents, this herb is perfectly safe for Eczema and Psoriasis skin conditions.
The Tamarind plant has myriad of health benefits from the pulp to the seeds, the leaves and the bark – all which are utilized in Ayurveda. Tamarind fruit and seeds contains minerals of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, calcium plus antioxidant vitamin C, vitamin A, carotene and amino acids. The hyaluronic acid in the seed extract provides deep moisture for skin leaving it ultra-hydrated and promoting cell renewal. Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, skin elasticity is increased. Tamarind fruit extract increases antioxidant capacity within skin thus fighting off free radicals effectively, protecting skin of environmental factors and reduces skin aging. This botanical contains alpha-hydroxyl acids, AHAs, which promote maximum nutrient absorption.
The Coconut Tree an integral plant in Sri Lankan culture and coconut water revered as the best natural electrolyte, does not surprise as it serves as an nutrient-rich elixir in Ayurveda. Skin concerns such as acne and blemishes are gently purified by the abundance of antioxidants. Coconut water high in the antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties heal an array of skin infections topically. This natural potion boosts oxygen circulation of the blood to the cells, helping ward off free radicals and protect against environmental damage. The presence of cytokinins, a plant substance aiding in cell regeneration slows down the aging process and preserving skin youthfulness.
Ceylon Tea, famous the world over and known as the producers of the finest black tea available in many countries, is no short of significant in Ayurveda. Probably one of the oldest traditions in Sri Lankan culture is consuming a hot cup or two of tea daily. Marvelled of its rich aroma and taste typically, Ceylon Tea boasts many health benefits too. Rich in powerful antioxidant polyphenols, theaflavins and thearubigins, which are proactive in fighting against free radicals and helps reduce the signs of aging. Ceylon Tea extract high in antibacterial and antiviral qualities gently cleanses and protects skin against environmental damages. Anti-inflammatory agents further restores skin from irritations and redness. A cup of black, green or white varieties of Ceylon Tea comes highly recommended for consumption as well.
Venivel, popularly known as calumba wood in the western world is an important medicinal plant in Ayurveda. Venivelgeta, is a creeper found in the lush forrest regions of the low country in Sri Lanka. Its medicinal constituents are the natural equivalent to paracetamol making it widely used and in demand for many illnesses in the East and more recently, the West. A venivel product in the Lankan market for fever and flu is called Paspanguwa, a dried variant of the plant to be steep in hot water and made similarly to tea; an acquired taste but potent healing drink. Rich in the antibacterial properties such as alkanoid berberine and antioxidants makes this healthful plant, a gentle formula for skincare. Venivel stem or root extract has the capability to unclog pores, remove harmful toxins and clear dead skin cells. It is a natural exfoliator and with continued use renews and enhances skin complexion. Skin is left purified and revitalized.
Prized as the Apple of the Tropical Fruit World, a Mango is considered both nutritious and revitalizing in Ayurveda. Mango is loaded with antioxidant carotene, which our bodies can convert to vitamin A. Dark spots, dull skin, blemishes are healed by the presence of vitamin A in a mango fruit extract reviving skin's natural radiance. Power-packed with antioxidant vitamin C to fight free radicals and slow down the onset of skin aging and pigmentation. The vitamin C combination with the B6 vitamins of this fruit aid in the prevention and cure of acne. The mango fruit helps maintaining skin health and complexion. Skin is left rejuvenated and glowing.
Lemongrass is a super herb utilized in Ayurveda as natural medicinal tonic. It contains antioxidant compounds consisting of minerals, vitamins and oils. The primary chemical compound is citral, which is antimicrobial and antifungal making it ideal to cure infections both internally and externally. The leaves and stems of lemongrass are high in folic acid, B vitamins, antioxidant vitamin A and C with minerals such as zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. Rough, dry, scaly skin problems are healed with lemongrass oil and is typically combined with other oils to address an array of skincare needs. Lemongrass oil is popularly used in aromatherapy to revitalize the whole body and relieve symptoms headache, body aches, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions.
The Clove Bud, has long been used as a spice and medicinal herb in Ayurveda for centuries. Clove oil being one of the foremost essential oils sporting high quantities of antioxidants, is a superfood full of healing properties addressing an array of skin concerns. Clove oil extracted from the clove bud, contains 36 active ingredients several which are flavonoids, including kaempferol and rhamnetin contributing to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant profile. Its potent antibacterial and antifungal effects heal all types of acne and acne-related skin concerns. It helps eliminate inflammation caused by acne and helps get rid of bacteria that causes these breakouts. Antioxidant vitamin A and C along with vital minerals aid in maintaining healthy skin and complexion. The spicy aroma of this essential oil further promotes relief from anxiety and induces sleep. It is stimulating for fatigue and poor memory, while also promoting blood circulation in body.
The Jasmine flower adored the world over as Queen of the Night because of its fullest bloom at midnight, is a vital botanical in Ayurveda. Jasmine oil extracted from the jasmine flower is abundant in antiviral and antibacterial qualities making it a potent healer of skin infections and irritations. This essential oil is ideal of dry, brittle or dehydrated skin as its nutrients hydrate and sooth skin. Safe for skin concerns such as Eczema and dermatitis, plus scars and stretch marks are faded with this elixir. Skin health is improved and inner glow is natural enhanced with the use of Jasmine oil. Recognized for its distinct romantic aroma, the jasmine fragrance is has antidepressant qualities, that uplifts one's mood and evokes an overall sense of well-being. It further acts as a sleep aid, calming and relaxing one's mind and body.
Ginger root, in the world of Ayurveda is considered a powerful medicinal herb and to the rest of the world it is beloved as a spice. Ginger has a pungent, spicy and aromatic smell which can attest to the essential oils and phenolic compounds such as gingerols and shogaols it contains. Ladened with as many as 40 antioxidants to help combat aging by fighting free radicals, stimulating circulation and removing toxins from skin. Ginger root is anti-inflammatory, warming and invigorating beneficial for aching muscles, in addition to relieving arthritis and migraines. This therapeutic root acts as skin healer for burns scars, blemish and acne scars as well as hypo-pigmentation, which is the lack of melanin in the skin or loss of skin colour.
Ceylon cinnamon derived from the inner bark of the tree, Cinnamomum Verum has played an significant role in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Sri Lanka is the largest exporter and producer of true cinnamon to the rest of the world. Healers use cinnamon in a variety of foods to aid in boosting memory, improve cognitive function and balance blood sugar levels. Cinnamon bark oil is an natural complexion enhancer and overall skin health is benefited. The anti-microbial properties in cinnamon purifies skin and removes dead skin cells restoring shine and suppleness. Cinnamon increases blood circulation to the surface of the skin, alleviating fine lines and improving skin tone. The sweet smell of this essential oil promotes a peaceful and happy state of mind.
Nut Grass is a perennial herb valued by Ayurvedic practitioners for its medicinal qualities. Nut Grass is an effective treatment for repairing and nourishing skin. Its unique antioxidant profile aids in reducing the effects of skin aging and acts a natural skin lightener. Ideal of orange peel skin conditions and corrects uneven skin tone. Skin is left nourished and bright.
Pomegranate and its antioxidants are no mystery to the world, so it's no surprise this superfood plays a potent role in Ayurveda as well. The real surprise is how powerful the pomegranate peel extract is, containing double the antioxidant strength than its sweet fruit. This miracle extract rich in essential fatty acids such as ellagic acid and ellagitannins, helps moisture retention in skin cells and prevents collagen destruction. Thus maintaining deep hydration and slowing down skin aging. Sun damage from ultraviolet rays and other environmental damage is combatted plus antioxidant Vitamin C promotes cell renewal. Pomegranate peel extract leaves skin ultra-hydrated and protected.
The Passion Fruit, an extraordinary plant with a myriad of health benefits well regarded in Ayurveda. The oil derived from the juicy fruit pulp is loaded with antioxidant vitamin C, provitamin A beta carotene, linoleic acid and other valuable nutrients are beneficial for skin health. The ultra rich vitamin C in the passion fruit fights free radicals, preserves collagen and elastin, slowing down skin aging. The presence of beta carotene which our bodies naturally convert to vitamin A together with linoleic acid, aids in cell repair and cell renewal. Passion fruit oil is an excellent moisturizer that locks in hydration and provides protection for skin. Skin is left rejuvenated and smooth.