Ayurvedic Herbs for the Skin

Sep 07, 2023

Episode 304

Colette focuses on the skin in this episode and why the skin is particularly prone to aggravations at the end of the hot season. She explains what considerations need to be taken before suggesting herbs for the skin, including:

  • Presence of ama/toxins.
  • Status of your agni/digestive fire.
  • Status of your doshas.
  • Status of your srotas or channels of your body, including the channel of the mind, mano vaha srotas, because the mind is closely connected to the skin.

Colette talks in detail about the following herbs which are beneficial for the skin: 

  1. Aloe vera
  2. Bakuchi
  3. Manjishtha
  4. Neem
  5. Rose

She also details the benefits and energetics of each herb, including:

  • Guna/qualities
  • Rasa/taste
  • Virya/energy
  • Vikpak/post-digestive effect
  • Effect on the doshas
  • Effect on the dhatus/tissues
  • Affinity for certain srotas/channels


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