A massage therapist writes, "After doing Abhyanga every morning after dry brushing and hot shower, my skin felt incredibly moisturized. Being a massage therapist, I have used a myriad of different oils though, Sesame oil was never something I had thought to use for the skin. Its drag was long and smooth without leaving an oily mess or obnoxious residue that one may feel the need to wipe off. I noticed the smell to be thick, comforting and nourishing but was not overwhelming and probably unnoticeable to anyone around me. after the end of the day my legs and hands especially still felt moisturized. This is quite shocking to me as this time of year I have dry cracked skin on my hands and shins without fail. I haven't had any redness or flakiness since the second day of this practice. I'm tempted to use it on my scalp and hair as a deep conditioner. This is certainly something that I look forward to being a staple in my daily routine."
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AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
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Bone & Joint:
Energy Vitality Strength:
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
ANTIMICROBIALAn agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk.
PROMOTES-FERTILITYAn herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
Skin Care & Beauty:
EMOLLIENTsoothes & softens the skin
RUBEFACIENTAn herb used topically that causes dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. The skin will appear red or flushed.
SKIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.
MUSCLE-TONICHerbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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