We live in India, the land of culture! Each and every thing on this subcontinent has a history behind it. In earlier times, when someone used to get sick, he wasn’t taken to a medical practitioner or someone of that sort, instead, some homemade remedies were used, and these remedies, also known as Dadimaa ke Nuskhe, having the literal meaning of “Grandmother’s Remedies”, cured the person much faster than the English Medicines could have cured. These DadiMaa Ke Nuskhe included medicines taken out from the nature. Thee medicines used to be various herbs or plants, that were processed and mixed with other such herbs to form a paste or powder to be applied or swallowed by the sick patient. These medicines and ways of preparing them formed the base of modern day “Ayurveda” form of study. One such extremely useful form of medicine was Fullers Earth, more popularly known as “Multani Mitti”.
Multani Mitti is actually a form of clay, naturally obtained in the nature, and has numerous magical effects on the metabolism of body. It is used to eliminate various possible diseases from the body, especially the skin, with the maximum attention towards how to make your skin more attractive! Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth has the tendency to absorb any form of oil, when mixed with it, thus rendering it as a good absorbent of oily substances. The Top 10 Important Health Benefits of Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) are mentioned below.
10. Improves Oily Skin
Multani Mitti is best known for curing the problems of Oily Skin. When you wake up, just wipe your nose or forehead with the help of a clean tissue. If you find marks of oil on the tissue, it means your skin is oily. Now the content of oiliness depends on the amount of oil stuck on the tissue. This is a very basic and simple method to check if your skin is oily or dry. Now, having an oily skin is very irritating, especially in summers. Now, if you remain in an Air Conditioned Hall for whole of your day, then having oily skin is not a problem, but when this oily skin is accompanied by sweat, it becomes an havoc! A simple way to prevent is to make a paste of Multani Mitti with rose water and apply it on your skin in the form of a mask, for a few hours. After washing your face off, you will get a sigh of relief.
09. As a Scrub
Multani Mitti has a widespread use in the form of a scrub. All you have to do is mix Multani Mitti with crushed almonds and a little of glycerine. Use this paste to properly massage your face, especially the portion below your eyes, which has gone dark due to lack of sleep, excessive use of cellphones and laptops etc. After properly massaging, leave it as it is for sometime, and then, wash it off. This would regenerate the freshness in your face, and would also remove the dark circles under your eyes.
08. Blood Circulation
This naturally healing product has a tendency to improve every metabolism of our body. All our body parts work simply due to blood. Our heart pumps the blood with such a pressure that it reaches all the organs of human body! But this circulation needs to be proper, only then will our body be able to co-ordinate with our mind. Multani Mitti is said to have a property that improves blood circulation. This improved blood circulation leads to the removal of dead useless skin from the body.
07. Curing Allergies
It is said that “Prevention is always better than cure”. But if the thing couldn’t be protected, you will have to find a way to cure it! In a similar manner, Multani Mitti acts as a great source of curing skin allergies. Fuller’s Earth doesn’t only cure skin allergies, but also is a great remedy to various forms of Skin Infections. Mix some amount of Multani Mitti with rose water and some camphor, and you are good to go! Regularly apply this on the infected area, and within no time, the infection will disappear.
In the present generation, people are more bothered about their skin tone and skin colour than they are bothered about the clothes or make up they wear. Also, due to Climatic Shifts and extreme Global Warming, there has been an increase in the amount of sunlight and heat reaching the surface of the Earth. Alongwith white light, a large amount of UV radiations are also reaching on this Earth’s surface, which affects our skin. The most common affect it is causing to our skin is that of tanning. The colour of the skin exposed to this scorching heat renders it to change its colour tone. Thus the fair complexion of the exposed skin change to a darker shade. This tanning and pigmentation can be prevented with the help of Multani Mitti. For creating a paste suitable for finishing the sun tan, mix Multani Mitti with some amount of coconut water and sugar. Make a paste out of it and apply on the tanned portion for a quarter of an hour. After removing, the benefit of using Fuller’s Earth would be clearly visible.
Multani Mitti can be used on any body part, granted the use is strictly external, as at the end of the day, it is a form of clay, which if swallowed, would cause digestion problems. A very common complain that can be heard coming out of the mouths of almost anyone is they don’t have smooth and silky hair like those of the people in commercials of hair products! I’d say, there is a great natural way to obtain them. Simply soak Multani Mitti in water for about 2 hours and apply it on your hair and scalp like a shampoo. Rinse it after 5 minutes, and you will see the results yourself.
As we grow older, our skin starts showing signs of aging. These signs of aging include wrinkles which are a consequence of loose skin. Wrinkles don’t look good on anyone, and thus, there is a remedy to these wrinkles, that is with the help of Multani Mitti. To create a pack for tightening up your skin and remove wrinkles, mix Multani Mitti with a whole egg and a spoon of curd. Mix this properly to form a paste and apply it on your skin. Leave it for a couple of hours and you will observe the wrinkles getting reduced.
03. Acne and Scars
Acne is a common skin problem. Most of the people in this world suffer from this problem, and spend thousands of bucks on skin products to remove them. Still they are not able to get a positive outcome out of it! Then it strikes their mind that why not make a use of homemade remedies, and they land up using Multani Mitti. Just like any other skin problem, Multani Mitti can also cure the acne and scars developed on the skin. To form a face pack for curing this skin problem, make a paste of Multani Mitti with lemon, rosewater, neem and sandalwood powder. After applying, leave it on for about 30 minutes.
How much do you spend on body wash every year? Probably thousands of bucks! What if I told you that you can save a whole lot of money and can remain much fresher and healthier than you used to feel after using these products! Yes, an exceptional use of Multani Mitti is in makeing body wash. For this purpose, mix Multani Mitti with oatmeal powder, neem powder, haldi (turmeric), chandan powder and milk and form a solution of even consistency. Store it in a bottle and use it as a body wash! It is healthy and is going to prevent you from any probably skin condition.
Early people have been using a mixture of clay, leaves and other such natural products to form a paste, which was easily used as an antiseptic. Similarly Multani Mitti has that capability of acting as an antiseptic. If you are suffering from some soort of injury, just use Multani Mitti over it, and believe me, the injured portion would get healed within no time! The exceptional antiseptic qualities of Multani Mitti is the reason, why it is being used in many products nowadays!