There is no doubt that beautiful skin has to come from within first and foremost. Then it is therapeutic, whereas throwing money in the form of expensive ineffective creams at your face is symptomatic at best and possibly deleterious in the long term. So people, another case in point: take your herbs!
Also, did you spot the potentially misleading statement above? Because Skin Renew is not actually a traditional formula listed in the one of the ancient books of Ayurveda, when I speak of its traditional and modern uses I am really describing the additive effect of the three herbs more than the actions of a single formula.
The following is a summary of how these herbs support the internal terrain to ensure optimal skin renewal.
- Works on every system of the body
- Supports vital blood cleansing function
- Supports overall immunity
- Supports skin health
- Helps balance digestion
- Helps balance elimination
- Helps balance metabolism
- Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Many doctors in India consider Turmeric to be the best all-around herb of the Ayurvedic and Yogic tradition. Western science confirms this with over 10,000 scientific articles available, reinforcing 6,000 years of evidence accrued in India.
Turmeric purifies and nourishes the blood and skin and so is useful for a wide array of indications ranging from supporting a blemish free face to cleansing wounds to ensuring healthy skin cell apoptosis. Turmeric cleans, builds and moves blood like few other herbs, making it an especially valuable herb to support the skin, liver and female reproductive system. As an anti-oxidant it protects the skin and capillaries from pollution and toxins. It also helps the oxygen and prana transfer through the skin to the blood.
When it comes to first-aid, it serves in accidents ranging from cuts to concussions. For any trauma this rhizome accelerates healing and minimizes the damage. Turmeric is hemostatic, vulnerary, a great healer of tissue, and it is analgesic, supports a healthy response to occasional inflammation, and significantly boosts Immunity.
Neem is an incredibly versatile and potent herb that accomplishes a wide range of deep support based on the fact that it is one of the most powerful purifiers in Ayurveda. Neem is hemostatic, vulnerary, a great healer of tissue, and it is analgesic, supports a healthy response to occasional inflammation, and significantly boosts immunity.
When it comes to supporting skin renewal this hepatoprotective blood-purifying bitter-tonic plant ally is used in everything from clearing toxic blood found in many skin conditions , sanitizing wounds and cleaning pores to purifying and nourishing the blood and skin, supporting a blemish free face, and ensuring healthy skin cell apoptosis.
Western bioscientists have published thousands of studies that indicate Neem promotes purity of the blood and liver, supports healthy cell proliferation and apoptosis, supports healthy response to occasional inflammation, and is a potent immunostimulant.
Amalaki is without doubt one of the best herbs and strongest rasayanas of Ayurveda. Amalaki is an excellent immunomodulator, an absolute superfruit whose potency soars an order of magnitude above others, and one of the world’s great sources of Vitamin C, and with dozens of species of bioflavanoid Vitamin C cofactors, Amalaki just may be the herb with the greatest “Vitamin C-ness” as I like to call it. Like Neem and Turmeric, Amalaki is a deeply supportive trophorestorative for numerous cells, tissues, organs and functions throughout the bodymind. Of all the herbs in Ayurveda it is quite likely that Amalaki is the herb of choice to support the longevity of both one’s quality and quantity of life, and skin!
Turmeric, Neem and Amalaki are included in ORGANIC INDIA’s Skin Renew formula.
- Frawley, D. and Lad, V., The Yoga of Herbs, pg 18
- Frawley, D. and Lad, V., The Yoga of Herbs, pg 180
- Charaka Samhita 25.84
- Economic Botany, a publication of the Society for Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden 24:257