Last week, I suddenly had a bad case of dermatitis on my face – both cheeks and forehead were covered in an itchy, red rash which refused to subside despite generous applications of Calamine lotion. To make matters worse, I also had two painful boils and sensitivity and peeling around my mouth area and I just couldn’t figure out why this was happening since I hadn’t added any new product to my regime which had been constant since around a month. I decided to go back to my faithful Zandu Brihat Manjisthadi Quath syrup which had helped me in my teens and also during my recent adult acne breakouts.
That HG anti-acne syrup had got discontinued, however but the chemist told me to try another one – the Zandu Lalima Blood and Skin Purifier which is a blood and skin purifier. Since this was also from the house of Zandu as the earlier one that worked wonders for me, and since it also had Manjishta, I decided to give it a shot. It’s been 6 days since I have been consuming this medicine and seeing the results, I had to write this post to share my experience with you.
Zandu Lalima Blood and Skin Purifier Review
About the Zandu Lalima Blood and Skin Purifier
“An Ayurvedic skin and blood purifier that treats acne / pimples from the root and reduces their occurance to a great extent. It has Kesar and Haridra for glowing skin, Honey that rejuvenates skin, Triphla that improves blood circulation, Anantamool, Katuki, Guduchi and Manjishtha to purify the blood and clear pimples.”
First things first, the Zandu Lalima Blood and Skin Purifier is B.I.T.T.E.R!!! Ok, it does have honey and mint and a flavoured sugar syrup base that gives it a pleasant taste but even that isn’t enough to mask the bitterness inherent in herbs such as Manjishtha (Manjishtha is also one of the herbs in the new Medimix Ayurvedic Face Mask). Having had the Brihat Manjishtadi Quath earlier – which is about fifty times more bitter than this, I didn’t have any issues with the taste of this one. But if you haven’t had such bitter Ayurvedic concoctions before then consider yourself warned. I can even have bitter neem juice without a fuss so this one was almost like dessert for me.
What has impressed me and made me write this review, besides the ingredients, is the difference it made to my skin in a matter of days! In just 5 days, the painful, blood-filled boils have reduced in size and redness and the dermatitis rash has gone! Completely!!! There is no itchy feeling on my skin, no redness – just a bit of peeling around the mouth where I had the sensitivity. While I don’t buy into the “fairer skin” claims, my skin does look brighter. But that could also be because the red rash has gone. I have been taking the advised dose of 2 tsp twice a day and am definitely going to continue this treatment for an entire month! Perhaps longer depending on how my skin looks after a month. I hope that taking this regularly will also keep away the “once a month” breakouts that I get. After all, prevention is better than cure.
While you can see the ingredients in the picture above, here’s how they are beneficial to the skin:
- Anantamool (Hemidesmus Indicus) – detoxifies the body and improves complexion.
- Haridra (Curcuma Longa) – anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory. Helps reduce and prevent acne.
- Kunkuma (Crocus Sativus) – Helps reduce acne, dark circles and pigmentation and makes skin radiant.
- Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia) – Blood purifier. Helps keep skin clear and free from acne.
- Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia) – Purifies blood, removes toxins and prevents skin diseases.
- Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba) – Revitalises the body and helps in slowing down aging process.
- Nimba (Azadirachta Indica) – Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, purifies blood and prevents acne.
- Katuka (Picrorhiza Kurroa) – Has a cooling effect on the body and helps prevent and treat skin ailments.
- Kiratatikta (Swertia Chirata) – Useful in treating rashes and inflammed skin.
- Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis) – Has anti-oxidant properties, protects skin from UV damage, and has brightening and anti-aging benefits.
- Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) – Anti-aging benefits and helps refine the complexion.
- Bhibhitaka (Terminalia Belerica) – Great for preventing and treating skin disorders.
- Godhum (Triticum Aestivum) – Anti-oxidant. Helps treat skin disorders.
What I have mentioned here are just a a couple of benefits of each ingredient. If you google any of these, you will get detailed information on how each ingredient is useful in skincare.
Priced at ₹78 for 200ml, I personally feel that this is a wonderful way of improving the skin since it works from within. I would highly recommend the Zandu Lalima Blood and Skin Purifier for all those, girls and boys who have skin issues. But of course, each person is different so the effectiveness would vary from person to person.
Have any of you tried the Zandu Lalima Blood and Skin Purifier? Do you take any such Ayurvedic concoctions for skincare? Do let me know in the comments below.