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Benefits of Kumkumadi Oil (Kumkumadi Tailam)

As time passes, it seems that we as a society continue to grow farther and farther away from the roots of our ancestors. It seems that we have grown much further apart from the natural world than our ancestors once were which could certainly be contributing to the many health problems that we experience today.


By getting back in touch with the many natural practices that our ancestors once used, we might be able to mend what we have broken after all these years; using oils and other natural substances or recipes that have been recorded in medicinal practices for centuries is the best way to start.


Unlocking the secrets of ancient beauty rituals can be a transformative journey, leading to the discovery of the undiscovered. One such extraordinary potion is Kumkumadi Oil. Hailing from the depths of Ayurveda, this golden-hued oil has an alluring blend of exotic ingredients and centuries-old wisdom.

Benefits of Kumkumadi Oil
Benefits of Kumkumadi Oil

Kumkumadi Oil also called Kumkumadi Tailam is one of the most famous ayurvedic formulations that is extensively used for skin care. In India, Kumkumadi Oil is used for fairness, reducing dark circles, treating acne, fading acne scars and also for treating hyper pigmentation. It is also used for treating both oily and dry skin as it regulates the oil production in our skin.


What Is Kumkumadi Oil?


Kumkumadi Oil is an ayurvedic formulation that contains as many as 26 herbs that has anti bacterial, skin lightening, skin rejuvenating, anti ageing, antioxidant, anti-hyper pigmentation, moisturizer, demulcent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.


As suggested by the name, the main ingredient in this oil is the vibrant purple coloured saffron flower which goes by the botanical name Crocus Sativus. In Sanskrit, Saffron is known as KUMKUMA and the Kumkumadi name has arrived from this main key ingredient Saffron. Saffron rich in antioxidants are famous in lightening the skin colour and improving complexion. The potent warming and kantivardhaka properties of saffron normalises the Pitta and Vata doshas. Saffron is also rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron.


The other herbs used for preparing Kumkumadi Oil are Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris), Sandalwood, Laksha (Lacifer Lacca), Manjistha (Rubia Cordifolia), Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizianioides), Prunus Cerasoides, Madhuca Longifolia, Kantakari (Solanum Xanthocarpum), Solanum Indicum, Uraria Picta, Desmodium Gangeticum, Stereospermum Suaveolens, Oroxylum Indicum, Agnimatha (Prema Mucronata), Aegle marmelos (Bilva), Ficus Lacur (Java Fig), Ficus Bengalins, Indian Lotus, Banyan, Blue Water Lily and Berberis Aristata.


Kumkumadi Oil Benefits


Kumkumadi Oil Benefits for Skin


1. Brightens the Complexion

2. Reduces Dark Spots and Pigmentation

3. Moisturizes and Hydrates your Skin

4. Fights Acne and Pimples

5. Delays Signs of Ageing

6. Improves Skin Texture

7. Acts as a Natural Sunscreen

8. Improves Skin Elasticity

9. Delivers a Cooling Effect on the Skin

10. Reduces Discoloration of Lips


Kumkumadi Oil Benefits for Hair


1. Prevents Hair loss and Promotes Hair Growth

2. Improves Scalp Health and Controls Dandruff

3. Adds Shine and Luster to Hair


Best time to use


Are you wondering when to apply Kumkumadi oil? Kumkumadi oil works best when used before bedtime. Its rejuvenating and soothing formula works all night to give you smooth, glowing skin in the morning.


How to Use Kumkumadi Oil?


The oil is beneficial for all skin types but it is strictly advised for people having oily skin to use it in minute quantity so that it doesn’t make the skin greasy. To use it effectively, follow this step-by-step guide on how to apply the oil:

  1. Clean your face properly to remove any makeup residue.

  2. Wash your face using a mild face wash.

  3. Take a few drops of the Kumkumadi Oil in the hands and apply it all over your face, neck and affected parts.

  4. Massage it evenly all over in circular upward strokes for 10 to 15 minutes.


While applying the oil, one must keep in mind to let it stay for 2-3 hours and not wash off immediately. People having dry chapped skin can apply it before going to bed and let it stay overnight for more beneficial effects. But people with oily skin can wash off after 3 hours to prevent a build-up of oil and grime overnight.



How to Use Kumkumadi Oil for Hair Care


To reap the maximum benefits of Kumkumadi oil for your hair, follow these steps:

  1. Take a few drops of Kumkumadi oil and massage it gently onto your scalp.

  2. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes or overnight for deep conditioning.

  3. Wash your hair with a mild, herbal shampoo.




You should only use Kumkumadi oil on babies who are older than six months of age; because the oil is made up entirely of natural ingredients, it should be safe for use at that age.


Make sure to dilute the Kumkumadi oil with carrier oil as direct contact may irritate your baby’s skin. You can use this oil mix for massage.


Caution : Kumkumadi oil contains many natural ingredients that may help to treat many skin issues. One should always do a small patch test first to see how your skin will react to this oil as everybody’s skin is different and may react differently to some ingredients than others’ might.


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