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A REVIEW OF COSMETICS IN AYURVEDA

Dr. Dinesh Patil*

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Ayurveda is the ancient Indian holistic medicinal system. Various classics of Ayurveda described cosmetics in detail. There are numerous references regarding the cosmetics. Ayurveda herbs are essentially promotive and preventive medicine. These herbal drugs are used for both function maintain of skin, hair and cure the skin, hair diseases etc. The herbal cosmetic industry is in rapidly growing stage not only domestically but also globally; it offers several obvious advantages over the synthetic cosmetic because it has fewer side effects. Charak, Susruta and Vagbhata were some illustrious masters of Ayurveda. In Charaka Samhita Varnya Mahakasaya (Group of ten drugs) and Sushruta and Astanga Hridaya Eladi and Rodhradi Gana (Group of drugs) is a complex promoter. Vagbhat has mentioned six Mukh lepa (Drugs for external application) according to each half of verse (Ritus).These lepa are beneficial for hair, soft and lustrous skin like a lotus flower. The charm of understanding herbal product is even you can use it by making certain combination at your home and get the benefits. This article focuses on the various herbs and formulation described in Ayurveda text used as cosmetics with a new approach. Due to this work new formulation can be formulated for cosmetic purpose which can be beneficial to them.

Keywords: Charak, Susruta and Vagbhata, Astanga Hridaya Eladi and Rodhradi Gana.


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