The Indic civilisation has always been loaded with grandeur. Be it health, food, beauty, clothing or lifestyle, every aspect of this culture carries a deep rooted understanding of the macrocosm, with each being’s ephemeral yet everlasting role in it. In this process, our ancients explored different ways of living, traditions to improve life, concoctions to better health, and ingredients that can get us there. These Indic ingredients, that have been used in our culture for a long time, are the finest, and contain many vital vitamins and nutrients.
What’s So Special About Indic Ingredients?
Indigenous to our land, Indic ingredients are deeply connected with our type of climate, environment and gene pool. Aloe vera, jasmine, turmeric, sandalwood and other Indic ingredients have a certain response to the immune system of our bodies. Widely used spices like bay leaf, cinnamon, clove and cardamom are complimentary to the biosphere of our areas.
1. Neem: Filled with medicinal and antiseptic properties, every single part of the neem tree is valuable. The leaves are used for making concoctions and anti-acne products, the stem can be used for brushing teeth, the flowers are used for treating intestinal worms, the seeds are used to make neem oil, and root-bark and stem are useful as astringent and tonic.
2. Sandalwood: The fragrant and soothing sandalwood or chandan is filled with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It is known to soften skin, aid blood circulation, eradicate blemishes and fight against allergens. Regular use of sandalwood in the temples of India symbolise it’s richness, beauty and capacity to uplift energies.
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