|Literary Meaning||Complexion enhancing|
|Implied Meaning||Substances and treatments that improve complexion and beauty of the skin.|
|Elaboration||The complexion and beauty of the skin depends mainly upon Bhraajaka Pitta, Rasa, Rakta , S`hukra Dhaatu and Ojas .|
Medicines which improve the complexion of skin have following attributes –
Substances having sweet taste increase Rasa, Rakta and S`hukra Dhaatu and Ojas . E. g. Milk, Ghee, Yasht`imadhu
Substances which have astringent taste purify the Rakta Dhaatu ( blood ). E. g. Honey.
Some substances improve the function of Bhraajaka Pitta and Rakta Dhaatu ( blood ). E. g. Manjisht`haa , Haridraa
These substances are taken internally or are used as Lepa ( external application ). Nasya ( administration of medicines through nose ) and proper exercise also increase the complexion.
Last updated on March 12th, 2021 at 08:57 am