Ayurvedic Treatment for Wrinkles

Updated at: Sep 13, 2011
Ayurvedic Treatment for Wrinkles

Ayurvedic treatment for wrinkles can be undertaken with herbs such as holy basil and other ingredients such as cucumber and ginger.

Arpita De
AyurvedaWritten by: Arpita DePublished at: Jul 25, 2011

Wrinkles make even the bravest frown with worry. They are a sign of ageing; something that all humans are wary of. However, in ayurveda there are several remedies and dietary modifications that can help you treat wrinkles. The aggravation of the vata dosha, according to ayurveda is the cause of wrinkles. Therefore, ayurvedic treatment of wrinkles seeks to balance the dosha with remedies, herbs, yoga and meditation for a youthful glow and exuberance, devoid of wrinkles.


Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Wrinkles

  • Using a paste of turmeric with sugarcane juice is very effective treatment of wrinkles according to ayurveda.
  • Applying castor oil on the spots which have developed wrinkles is known to reduce them. It works best when applied at night and left overnight.
  • You can also massage your face with almond or coconut oil every night to treat wrinkles.
  • Another ayurvedic home treatment for wrinkles is Indian gooseberry that is also known as amlaki. Rubbing it on the wrinkles will lighten them as Indian gooseberries are a rich source of vitamin C. You can also substitute them for lemons.
  • For effective treatment and lightening of wrinkles, boil rosemary leaves in 2 cups water and let it boil till the water becomes half in quantity. Then add half a cup of brandy to the concoction and strain it. Apply it on the wrinkled skin twice a day.
  • Cucumbers are extremely beneficial when it comes to the treatment of wrinkles. Grate some cucumber and sieve it to gather the juice. Apply the juice on the wrinkle affected area daily for half an hour and see visible results within a fortnight!
  • Tulsi or holy basil is known for its anti-ageing properties. Drink a decoction made from the leaves or simply chew a few leaves every day so slacken the development of wrinkles and treat them.
  • Eating a mixture made of ginger and honey will not only treat wrinkles but will also keep them at bay.


Ayurvedic Diet for Treatment of Wrinkles


According to ayurveda, balancing the vata dosha is extremely beneficial in getting rid of wrinkles and discovering healthy skin.

  • Include green leafy vegetables in your diet.
  • Make sure that you get enough vitamins in your diet because they directly affect the health of skin.
  • Eat protein and mineral rich foods so as to prevent the skin from losing its elasticity and developing ugly wrinkles prematurely.
  • Water is essential for survival. Therefore, it is needless to say that you should drink plenty of water so that the toxins can be flushed out from the body.


Apart from ayurvedic home remedies and diet, you should also take up yoga and meditation to keep stress and depression at bay. Stress contribution to early ageing and wrinkles are a sign of it. Also remember; the ayurvedic treatments for wrinkles are not overnight fixes and require your time and patience for positive results.



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