To look lovely has been an obsession with women and men alike all through the ages nevertheless it differs from one land to a different and likewise in accordance with the time and mode of residing. The need of wanting enchantingly lovely laid the inspiration of world’s first recognized pure beauty – ‘Ubtan’, initially began as a ritual in India. The ritual of ‘Ubtan’, also called ‘Battne di Rasam’ in Punjabi, and ‘Kappumanjal’ in Tamil is without doubt one of the very important elements of the idea of ‘Solah-Shringaar’ (Sixteen methods of beautification of physique). ‘Ubtan’ is a physique utility used for the beautification of the physique, courting again to the remotest antiquity and is the legacy of the wealthy Indian Heritage.
It’s believed that in Vedic period, it was being prescribed by the Vedic Physicians for the safety, nourishment & beautification of the pores and skin. The obvious outcomes obtained with the appliance of ‘Ubtan’ gave it a large-unfold publicity by which maybe it turned a modern routine for males & girls, these days, to use it for the beautification of pores and skin and in a while established its credence as a ritual for brides & bridegrooms earlier than marriage.
‘Ubtan’ which is used to deliver a enchanting look to the pores and skin, is the paste-combination of turmeric, saffron, san¬dalwood, bengal-gram, and seeds of yellow mustard, mustard oil and water, is utilized by the brides & bridegrooms whereas reciting ‘Ved Mantras’ or conventional people songs, as an essential ritual of marriages in India. This paste is ready in numerous methods to make the pores and skin truthful and to nourish it from inside. On the event of social and non secular festivals, preparation of ‘Ubtan’ itself is a reasonably gratifying activity for girls in India. The paste is utilized to the entire physique for 25 to half-hour thereafter scrubbed earlier than taking the customary bathtub. It helps to enhance and tighten sagging pores and skin and retains the pores and skin glowing for a very long time. Earlier it was additionally customary to make particular cosmetics for girls of excessive rank and social courses, by including a number of different fragrant herbs, yoghurt, milk cream, honey and essence of flowers. Numerous different components are additionally added like petals of rose and jasmine, Khus-Khus, drop of lemon juice and different herbs to get a singular beautifying lotion.
‘Ubtan’ is a a robust exfoliating remedy that stimulates the underlying tissues of the pores and skin. Upon scientific researches of its components, it has been discovered that the ‘Ubtan’ not solely enhances magnificence, but in addition possesses particular medicinal values by advantage of its antifungal, antibacterial, antiperspirant, deodorant & pores and skin-firming properties, thereby ruling out the probabilities of pores and skin infections. It serves the multi¬function position of cleanser, astringent, stimulant, and pores and skin-tonic all on the similar time. By its revitalising, refreshing & refining actions, ‘Ubtan’ helps within the glowing of complexion and making it seem luscious. It additionally offers safety from numerous pores and skin issues together with pimples, pimples, blemishes, white patches, freckles, blackheads, and so on. Its common utilization prevents the incidence of untimely wrinkles, removes scars, & helps to lighten the open pores. The pure components of ‘Ubtan’ construct up flabby and drooping tissues, enhance blood circulation & pores and skin texture, present anti-getting old, anti-wrinkle, anti-rash, anti-blemishing, anti-bacterial, anti-tanning results to the pores and skin and nourish it.
As a magnificence help, Curcumin – the alkaloidal content material of the principle ingredient of Ubtan, Turmeric prevents and cures pigmentation, maintains the PH steadiness and makes the pores and skin glow. Santalol in Sandal¬wooden helps in inhibiting the expansion of micro-organisms and stopping pores and skin infections. The woody fibre & Vitamin C in Bengal gram open the blocked pores, keep the secretions from glands and bleach the solar freckles. Resulting from its Sandalwood contents, ‘Ubtan’ acts as an astringent and helps to tighten the pores. The crocetin contents of Saffron add to the lustre of the pores and skin and make it glow. The tough nature of Bengal gram powder cleanses it by eradicating the useless contaminated components of the pores and skin. It’s also used to advertise therapeutic of the cracked & infected pores and skin.
The glowing glory and the wonderful pharmaco-kinetics of ‘Ubtan’? Had been our ancestors actually conscious of them? It appears they actually have been. Hats off to them!