Benefits and Side effects of Multani Mitti
Multani Mitti is a popular natural skin care product which may be seen in almost every Indian household. Multani Mitti takes its name from the place of origin of "Multan" in Pakistan. It looks like clay but is skin friendly. It is rich in minerals and comes in a variety of colors including brown and green. It is also known as Fuller’s Earth and has no smell or taste.
Properties of Multani Mitti
The essential properties of multani mitti help in treating various health problems. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, sita (cold), ropan (healing), absorbent properties, etc.
Importance of Multani Mitti in Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, Multani mitti helps balance aggravated pitta and reduces excess oildue to its sita (cold) and ruksa (dry) properties. Multani mitti also helps in reducing acne scars due to its ropan (healing) properties.
Benefits of Multani Mitti
Benefits for skin
Multani mitti has antioxidants, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that help get rid of acne. It has antibacterial properties that cleanses your skin. This will eventually cure pimples and give you an internal glow.
Eliminates tanning and pigmentation-
Multani Mitti removes scars and tanning. Apply a Multani Mitti mask or scrub to remove brown or dark spots on your skin and make your skin tone even glowing.
Promotes glowing skin-
Multani Mitti absorbs oil, dirt and toxins with its properties, leaving your skin glowing as usual. It nourishes and rejuvenates the skin and has brightening properties that can help even out your skin tone and make your skin glow.
Removes blackheads & whiteheads-
Blackheads and whiteheads are common skin problems that can develop in the hair follicles, especially on the face. It is the accumulation of oil and toxins in the skin pores which can be removed by applying Multani mitti.
Benefits for Hair
It can help in eliminating dandruff quickly and effectively from your scalp. This remedy has antifungal properties that helps in taking out dandruff, making your hair considerably more smooth, delicate and strong.
Treats split ends-
You can use a Multani Mitti hair mask with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil to remove split ends.
Good for hair growth-
It acts as a natural hair cleanser forthe hair. So, regularly applying Multani mitti to the scalpwill effectively promote hair growth.
Reduces hair fall-
Hair loss is a permanent problem that is difficult to get rid of. Multani Mitti removes excess oil from your scalp and treats the main cause of hair fall.
Precautions and Side effects of Multani Mitti
- Do not eat Multani Mitti even by mistake. If consumed, Multani Mitti can block your intestines. It can only be applied externally.
- Avoid usingmultani mitti beneath your eyes as it is a very sensitive area and might dry out quickly, resulting in wrinkles.
- Do not use Multani mitti on open wounds as it can mix with the blood. You can only apply it over pimples.
Where is it found?
Multani mitti is majorly sourced from Rajasthan. Apart from this, it is found in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.