Kunkumadi Oil is a famous Ayurvedic oil that helps improve the beauty and luster of skin. The oil is like a serum and can be used as a facial moisturizer that is suitable for most skin types, especially dry blemished skin. Skin serves as a protective cover that protects us from the environment but is also prone to many skin disorders.
The herbal formulation of Kunkumadi was first mentioned in the classical Ayurvedic text Ashtangahridayam and later with greater detail in the Bhaisajya Ratnavali 60/66-78. The classical application is abhyanga for both face and body to improve the radiance of skin and help heal minor skin disorders.
Kunkumadi Oil is made from a special blend of flowers, fruits, goat’s milk and sesame oil that are wholesome and nourishing for the skin. The classical formula Kunkumadi is designed to help lighten and even out skin tone, and reduce imperfections like fine lines, dark circles, blemishes, and scars.
The main herb used in the kashaya preparation of Kunkumadi Oil is kunkuma (saffron). Arya Vaidya Sala (AVS) sources a high quality saffron from Kashmir. AVS tests for high quality saffron using a spectrophotometer in their quality control laboratory which is accredited by the department of AYUSH. The dry powdered kunkuma or saffron is added at the very end of the process and only after the base oil is completely cooled to preserve its delicate qualities. The finished Kunkumadi Oil is quality checked by AVS’s senior Vaidya’s for it’s organoleptic (sensory) properties to ensure the highest quality.
The Ayurvedic qualities (gunas) of Kunkuma are katu (pungent), tikta (bitter), and snigha (oily), and have an ushna virya (hot potency) and katu vipaka (pungent post digestive effect). The properties of Kunkumadi Oil are heating and those with sensitive reactive pitta type skin should proceed with caution as it may further aggravate an already aggravated pitta dosha.
Kunkumadi Oil supports the epidermal inflammatory response which helps lighten and even out the skin color. The oil offers antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, and anti-hyperpigmentation properties which work together to reduce the release of melanin pigment. For more information, read Arya Vaidya Sala’s website.
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