Effective Herbal Remedies To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks
|1||Manjishtha Capsules||1 Bottle (60 Capsules)|
|2||Dashmularisht||2 Bottles (450 ml Each)|
|3||Saffron-Almond Body Butter||1 Pack (100 gm)|
|4||Nirgundi Oil||1 Bottle (100 ml)|
WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. This change occurs due to the rupture of collagen and elastin fibers of skin and as the skin heals, these stretch marks may appear. These are the intended streaks that appear on the different body sites like abdomen, hips, buttocks, armpits, behind the knees, breast, etc. These stretch marks most commonly occur in pregnant women. These are not harmful but the skin doesn’t look nice. These marks are long, narrow streaks, stripes or lines that develop over the skin. Anyone can develop these stretch marks but women are more prone to these marks than men. These are also known as striae distensae, striae atrophicans and striae gravidarum.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF STRETCH MARKS?
The cause of these marks is stretching of the skin and also depends on the degree of stress on the skin. The other cause of these stretch marks is high levels of cortisol hormone in the body. This hormone weakens the elastic fibers in the skin. These stretch marks occur most commonly in:
- Having a family history
- In pregnancy
- Rapidly gaining or losing weight
- Using corticosteroids
- Exercising and using anabolic steroids
- Having a genetic disorder such as Cushing’s syndrome or Marfan syndrome
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
The stretch marks depend on the body and the type of the skin. Common variations include:
- Pink, red, blue, white or purple streaks.
- Bright streaks that fade to a lighter colour.
- The striae appears on the abdomen, breast, hips, buttocks, etc.
PLANET AYURVEDA’S HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS TO GET RID OF STRETCH MARKS
Planet Ayurveda provides stretch marks care packs for this condition. This pack includes:
- Manjishtha Capsules
- Saffron-Almond Body Butter
- Nirgundi Oil
1. Manjishtha Capsules
This is a single herb formulation. It is prepared from the standardized extracts of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia).
Benefits – Manjishtha is very well known for its natural blood purifying properties. This herb has muscle relaxant properties also and thus helps in preventing the contraction and relaxation of the muscles. This herb helps in increasing the blood flow in the body and detoxifies the body due to its blood purifying properties. These all properties impact the result in diminishing the stretch marks on the skin. This herb is also helpful in acne, pimples, skin inflammation, skin redness, etc.
Dosage – 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.
This is a herbal formulation in liquid form. This is prepared from the group of ten herbs whose roots are being used for making this preparation known as Dashmool. This herbal remedy is formulated by using the herbs like Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Sonapatha (Oroxylum indicum), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Patola (Stereospermum suaveolens), Agnimanth (Premna integrifolia), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) and some others herbs.
Benefits – Dashmularisht is a classical Ayurvedic preparation which is available in syrup form. It helps in pacification of all doshas especially vata dosha. Vata is the reason for stretch marks and dryness of the skin. This liquid medicine is a great remedy for weight loss also. It detoxifies the body and provides a good complexion to the skin.
Dosage – 2 tsp. twice a day after meals with plain water.
3. Saffron-Almond Body Butter
This herbal ayurvedic cream is provided by planet Ayurveda. It contains such ingredients which helps in treating and minimizing the appearance of stretch marks from the body. It contains shea butter, sunflower seed oil, almond oil, vitamin E, olive fruit oil etc.
Benefits – All the ingredients in it are helpful in minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. This cream helps in relieving inflammation, dryness and prevents dryness of the skin. Improves the texture of skin when applied on the stretch marks. It helps in tightening and toning the skin tissues and helps in rejuvenating the skin.
How to Apply – Apply twice a day.
4. Nirgundi Oil
This is a herbal oil formulated with the effective herbs like Nirgundi (vitex negundo), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Kalahari (Gloriosa superba), etc.
Benefits – The nirgundi oil is medicated oil that is prepared by the wonderful herbs. It is useful in various skin conditions like skin itching, redness, inflammation and also has great results in diminishing the stretch marks on the skin if used regularly. All of the above mentioned herbs have anti-inflammatory, skin soothing, nourishing and antiseptic properties. Thus they are helpful in pain, swelling and any kind of infection on the skin. This oil protects the skin from getting dry.
How to Apply – Just apply this oil over the affected area two times a day with the help of cotton. You can warm it with a water bath method.
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