MULTANI: The earthen drug for beautiful skin

Multani is a variety of soil which owns medicinal properties. It is mostly found in hot and dry areas. Because of its cooling nature, it is extensively used for skin, hair and other cosmetic purposes. Owing to its cosmetic value, it is used widely in spas, health care and naturopathy centers. Multani Mitti

Use of Multani for Skin

Multani is very effective in nourishing skin and keeping it free from dirt and other germs. Here are some uses of this Ayurvedic herb for better skin:

  • Pimples: It can be used to fight facial acne by using it individually with rose water or in combination with chandan powder and rose water. Apply it as a pack and enjoy skin free from pimples. Multani Face pack
  • De-tan Pack: Prepare a de-tan pack at home by mixing Multani with water. It even-tones the skin and helps pacify the burning sensation due to sun exposure.
  • Oily skin: For those who complain of oily skin, Multani is a natural and safe option for face pack.

For hair

  • Hair wash: As a folklore practice, Multani is used to wash hair for healthy locks. It can also be used in combination with other natural hair washing agents like ritha, amvala, shikakai for healthy hair.
  • Hair pack: It can be combined with amvala, shikakai, bhrangraj, jatamansi for a hair mask to nourish and strengthen the hair roots.

It is readily available at Gyan Herbal Home. You can also purchase it online by clicking on the link given below:



AMVALA : Herb with Multiple Health Benefits

Amvala/ Amla or Indian Gooseberry is the most popular herb. This Ayurvedic herb imbibes a vast range of properties which attributes to its extensive popularity.

Amvala or Gooseberry

It can be used both internally and externally….. individually and in combination.

External Uses of Amla:

  • Hair wash: It is used for hair wash in combination with ritha, shikakai and other herbs. Amvala Hair pack
  • Hair coloring: It acts a natural dye when used with mehandi, bhrangraj, shikakai
  • Hair packs: A combination of Amvala along with bhrangraj, shikakai, danamethi, jatamansi, nagarmotha, mehandi can be used as hair pack or mask to strengthen the hair roots and to improve the hair texture.
  • Eye wash: As an eye cleanser, it can be used with baheda and harad to wash the eyes. Triphala Jawkutt (coarse powder of Triphala) is available for eye wash purposes.

Internally Uses of Amvala:

Though, Amvala can be used for innumerable purposes, only the most common uses are mentioned below

  • Acidity: Amvala powder and mishri powder can be used in combination for those who are victim to acidity. Amla Juice
  • Diabetes: It can be used along with other anti-diabetic herbs to maintain the sugar levels.
  • Low Hemoglobin: Due to its richness in vitamin-C, it is beneficial to those who have low hemoglobin count.
  • Hair Nourishment: It strengthens, nourishes and tones the hair when consumed internally.
  • Rejuvinative: Amvala can be used by all as a general health supplement to maintain immunity and stamina.

This herb is available at Gyan Herbal Home in powder form which helps you create your own combinations for health and cosmetic purposes.

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Diet and Regimen Tips for Fighting Joint Pain

In my last article you read about herbs that are helpful in joint pains. Understanding the severity of pain, this article in sequence proposes simple and easy-to-do self help therapies which bring down the intensity and sharpness of pain so that you are at comfort. Joint Pain Remedies

Condition-specific Joint Pain Remedies

  1. Age-related joint pains where one can hear crepitus (crackling sound on movement): Consume little quantity of ghee everyday in the diet (conditions in which ghee is contraindicated, the patient should consume it under the guidance of an Ayurvedic physician). Also, application of warm tila taila (Sesame seed oil) followed by mild fomentation is beneficial. Joint Pain Massage
  2. Joint pain associated with swelling: Make sure the urine output is optimum. Avoid curd intake, especially at the night time.
  3. Joint pain associated with stiffness: Application of tila taila (Sesame seed oil) cooked with few bulbs of garlic is highly effective.

Lifestyle Changes for Joint Pains

It is also important for a person suffering from joint pain to adopt simple changes in his lifestyle along with herbs for better results. Common DOs and DON’Ts are mentioned here.

  1. Avoid vigorous massaging with the oil to the affected joint. Instead, gently massage the oil and leave it.
  2. Keep your bowel clean.
  3. Make sure that you drink water in sitting position.
  4. Avoid putting weight on a single limb.
  5. If you’re over-weight, maintain weight according to your height.
  6. Avoid curd intake especially at the night time.
  7. Keep your food light on spices.
  8. Do not immediately work vigorously after meals.
  9. Avoid straining the joint involved.

Adopt these easy-to-follow tips and stay healthy. If you need personalized consultation then please send me an email at


Effective Herbal Remedies for Joint Pains

Joint pain is mostly associated with old age. But it is turning out to be very common even at early ages. It must never be neglected or it can adversely affect not only your health but also your lifestyle.

Joint Pain

Reasons for Joint Pains

  • It can be a resultant of improper food habits and regimen
  • It can also be age-related degeneration
  • Sometimes it can also be a complication/later effect of some medical condition.

Hence, I feel there is a need to correct the wrong dietetic patterns so that those suffering with it are benefitted and those who not yet developed this problem can prevent themselves from falling prey to it.

Kinds of Joint Pains

The pain and remedy varies from the joint involved. Commonly affected joints are:

  • Knee Joint
  • Lower back
  • Multiple Joints : joints of hands and legs (usually seen after fever)
  • Shoulder joint
  • Neck (cervical pain)

Herbal Remedies for Joint Pains

  1. Danamethi powder: This is a wonderful herb. This can be used by elderly people to treat the joint pains. It is very effective in diabetics too. You can prepare a combination of danamethi, along with amahaldi powder, gangri powder, ashwagandha powder, arjunchaal powder etc. for better results. Danamethi laddus work miraculously on knee joint pain and are preferably to be used in winters. This is effective on both knee and multiple joints. Danamethi in Joint Pains
  2. Sonth powder: This herb can be used with amahaldi powder, ajwain powder or ashwagandha powder to treat both types of joint pains.
  3. Gangri powder: This herb exclusively belongs to Rajasthan. It strengthens the bones and is even used in fractures.
  4. Ashwagandha powder: It can be used along with sonth powder and is very effective in treating degenerative knee joint pain and low back pain. Ashwagandha in Joint Pains
  5. Haldi and Amahaldi powder: They can be given in joint and bone pain along with warm milk or in combination with other herbs. They promote healing.

This is only a small list; there are many miraculous Ayurvedic herbs for joint pains.

These herbs help in healing the ruptured tissues and relieve pain. Along with these medicines, it is important to follow the appropriate diet and regimen to get the results.

Get to know the simple home remedies to fight pain and to know DOs and DON’Ts related to joint pains in my next article. In case you have any queries, feel free to mail me your health condition at


ARJUNCHAAL – A Wholesome Ayurvedic Herb

ARJUNCHAAL – as the name suggests, is a very powerful drug. It fights various health disorders owing to its properties which have been mentioned below: Arjunchaal Herbal Powder

  • Cardiac tonic: Arjunchaal is used widely for its proven efficacy in cardiac disorders. It strengthens the cardiac muscles and also clears the coronary arteries which supply blood to heart.
  • Reduces weight: Those who complain of high cholesterol, this herb is at rescue for them.
  • Diabetes : This bark has been used in Diabetes as it promotes stamina and is beneficial in it.
  • Respiratory tonic: This herb is used in combination to treat respiratory problems like cough and cold.
  • Arrests bleeding: The decoction of this herb or the powder is used to wash the wounds which help arrest bleeding.
  • Stamina booster: Arjuna imparts strength and stamina.
  • Rich source of calcium: The herb is beneficial to bones and muscles due to its rich calcium content. Even topical applications are done on fractures to promote healing.

This miraculous herb is readily available for use at Gyan Herbal Home in different forms:

  • Arjunchaal powder: This powder caters the needs of those who love to prepare their own combinations for Diabetes, Bones, Hair, Cardiac problems, Respiratory ailments etc.Arjunchhal chai
  • Arjunchaal chai: This a perfect pick for those who prefer an ideal balance between health, time and taste. These flavorsome tea granules give you an instant tea. It can be a permanent substitute to your regular tea which owns nutrition and is healthy for the system. This chai can be used for cardiac patients preferably with milk and for weight watchers as a black tea.

So, incorporate the benefits of Arjunchaal for a healthier life.