anantamul (Indian sasparilla)
100% organic or wildcrafted
4 oz = 48 servings
Ahh, I am so proud of this blend! We truly managed to address chronic skin conditions from all angles. Acne is a surprisingly complex condition that can often involve multiple different imbalances at the same time. This blend aims to address ALL imbalances that can cause acne. It is very balanced and tastes surprisingly good! Because of how balanced it is, you won't be in danger of creating an additional imbalance by using this blend (or any of our blends... however this is a very real problem with most herbal supplements!)
Most acne-fighting herb blends work mainly on the liver (to remove toxins and heat) or they pull toxins from the blood. It is very necessary to pull excessive heat from the body to fight acne, but this method doesn't always work for everyone! Sometimes, there are things that need to be "dissolved" (cysts, nodules, etc). This blend aims to gently pull toxins from the blood and liver, cool the body, and also dissolve what needs to be dissolved!
Anantamul or Indian sasparilla is a sweet and fragrant Ayurvedic herb. It is both cooling and gentle and works beautifully to clear excess heat from the blood and skin. It is inherently tridoshic, meaning that it is very energetically balanced.
Pearl powder is one of my favorite herbs ever. It was revered by the Chinese for being one of the most beautifying herbs, both when taken internally and externally. It is very cooling and clarifying for the skin.. It is said that when it is taken during pregnancy, it bestows the baby with beautiful, clear skin. It has the added benefit of supporting the Shen, meaning it uplifts, soothes, and grounds the spirit. It is an abundant source of natural minerals and supportive to the body as a whole.
Sandalwood is a preferred acne treatment in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is very soothing and cooling and works well to cool the inflamed skin. It works beautifully internally and externally.
Shatavari is a rich and nourishing Ayurvedic herb. if you just observe the powder, it is thick, white... almost creamy. It is very cooling and nourishing to the body and balances out this formula by providing a nourishing base. It's cooling nature helps to relieve red, aggravated skin conditions. Because it is so nourishing, it also helps to relieve vata-related acne (or those tiny little bumps that show up everywhere!)
Rose petals are a cooling, gentle, and Sattvic herb. It works to relieve all types of acne and is another herb that is beneficial both internally and topically. It is also a synergizing herb, helping integrate the other herbs in this formula together.
Jatamansi is a cooling and relaxing Ayurvedic herb. It is highly valued for skin disorders, especially when there is a nervous component (like picking and compulsive touching). It works both directly on cooling the skin and blood and indirectly on calming the mind and reducing the desire to pick and touch.
Triphala guggulu is powerful and decongesting the channels of the body and dissolving stagnation in tissues. This is one of our *powerful* herbs in this formula for tackling cystic acne. This will dive deep into the tissues so that it can reach and dissolve long-standing cysts and painful, swollen type acne.
Ginger is a synergistic herb that helps the other herbs to be more effective, while also being a powerful digestion-enhancer. On top of that, it has a dissolving action, like triphala guggulu, which will help to get larger, swollen types of acne.
Gudduchi burns accumulated toxins left in the entire body, which helps to clear the skin, making this herb very powerful for clearing skin conditions.
Licorice is another synergizing herb. It is cooling and gentle and really helps the other herbs be more effective and reach deeper into the body.
Schizandra is a revered Chinese beauty-tonic. It is known to be very beneficial and beautifying for the skin. It is another tri-doshic, or energetically balanced herb, making it very beneficial for the body as a whole and helpful for many different conditions. It is considered an essential beatifying herb by the Chinese and is found in many beautifying formulas.
Reishi is an amazing, powerful adaptogen that has a beautiful effect on the body, the skin, and the spirit. It can be helpful in relaxing the spirit, allowing for healing of acne and the pain related to it on a spiritual level. It can support self-acceptance and self-love. It is another herb that benefits the skin when taken internally and when applied topically.
Slippery elm is a hydrating herb that also helps the other herbs get deeper into the tissues. It is cooling and nourishing and hydrates the digestive system, allowing for more efficient elimination of toxins.
Nettles is cooling and rejuvenating to the body as a whole. It increases "Ojas" or life force and is very helpful for the skin as a whole, but also for clearing inflammatory skin conditions.
Overall, this blend is a potent and powerful formula, designed to treat all types of acne and to also soothe and relieve all types of inflammatory skin conditions. I think this formula will be viewed as your skin's best friend :)
Directions for use;
Pour desired amount into a glass and cover with hot/ boiling water. Let cool to a drinkable temperature. Drink and enjoy! You do NOT need to drink the powder at the bottom to get the full benefits! If you want to, you can pour another cup of hot water over the remnants and make another cup of tea! Some people take as little as 1/4 tsp all the way up to 2 tsp per day! There is a huge variation.
Like all of our blends, our recommendation is to take this intuitively! The amount you need to heal will be totally unique to YOU! It is not a matter of whether or not herbs work, it is a matter of proper dosage and also of taking the proper herb! The amount you need to heal may be HALF or DOUBLE what someone else might need! Trust yourself. If you feel you need more, take more! This is how you will heal! Herbs are VERY often chronically under-dosed. We make our blends VERY energetically-balanced to ensure that you will be safe to play around with dosages.. But ALWAYS pay attention to your body, if something is or isn't making you feel good- PAY ATTENTION TO THAT!
We gladly exchange if you feel that you are not taking the appropriate blend. That being said, please check in with yourself and your body prior to making a purchase because we use very expensive herbs and hate to waste.
*These products and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not to treat or cure any diseases.*