Role of Abhyanga in Skin and Hair Care

  • Dr. Madhuri Anil Pachghare Associate Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit Samhita & Siddhant, Government Ayurveda College, Sakkardara, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.
  • Vd. Priya Vishal Naik Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit Samhita & Siddhant, R. A. Podar Medical College (Ayur), Worli Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Keywords: Abhyanga, Skin care, Hair care

Abstract

Skin is the first presenting organ of the body. Healthy and lustrous hair symbolizes the inner health of the individual. When you look good, you feel good is the general psychology. There are numerous external beauty therapies cropping up in the arcade of beauty. But a simple, user-friendly and costeffective therapy described in ancient Ayurvedic texts, Abhyanga beautifies skin and hair from the inner core, in a healthy way, which is the purpose of this study. The references regarding Abhyanga, skin and hair from all the Ayurvedic texts were assembled and assessed. Also the role of Abhyanga in maintaining the definition of ‘Swastha Purusha’ was explored. Abhyanga leads to Vata-Shaman and Prabha-Vardhan thereby acting as an excellent anti-ageing therapy. It also takes care of certain ailments like pain, tingling, numbness etc. It also helps in improving blood circulation, removal of toxins, thus imparting strength to skin and care. Inclusively, Abhyanga can be considered as an excellent therapy for the enhancement of health and beauty.

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Dr. Madhuri Anil Pachghare, & Vd. Priya Vishal Naik. (2020). Role of Abhyanga in Skin and Hair Care. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(04), 169-176. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/963
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