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Edible Grade Ratanjot Root/Vembelam Pattai/Alkanet Root/Alkanna tinctoria (Whole Root Form, 100 Grams)

Edible Grade Ratanjot Root/Vembelam Pattai/Alkanet Root/Alkanna tinctoria (Whole Root Form, 100 Grams)

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Ratan Jot is believed to be extremely good for the skin, especially due to its anti-viral and anti-bacterial features. Many people prepare masks out of the alkanet root and apply it on the skin to keep away signs of aging such as wrinkles and pigmentation. Application of the alkanet root oil also does wonders to the skin. Not just application, but consumption of alkanet root powder also helps one attain good skin health. Alkanna tinctoria, the dyer's alkanet or alkanet, is a herb in the borage family. Its main notability is its roots are used as a red dye. The plant is also known as dyers' bugloss, orchanet, Spanish bugloss, or Languedoc bugloss. It is native to the Mediterranean region. In folk medicine, it is also used to treat inflammations. Powdered and mixed with oil, the alkanet root is used as a wood stain. When mixed into an oily environment, it imparts a crimson color to the oil, which when applied to a wood, moves the wood color towards dark-red-brown rosewood, and accentuates the grain of the wood. Alkanet is traditionally used in Indian food under the name ratan jot, and lends its red colour to some versions of the curry dish rogan josh. In Australia, alkanet is approved for use as a food colouring. Alkanet root is quite large and thick with reddish color. Alkanet root is primarily used as a natural dyeing agent, and it imparts a ruby red color to natural lip balm, lipstick,lotion,etc.,Most people using the plant for cosmetic particularly red dye necessity.



  • Ratanjot is traditionally used in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh for its therapeutic properties. The part of the herb used is the root. This herb, when used with oil, helps arrest hair fall, baldness and premature greying. Oil infused with this herb promotes hair growth. It is a natural hair conditioner and helps arrest premature greying, baldness and hair loss.
  • Regular use of Ratanjot root with Oil will prevent premature greying of hair, also arrests baldness,
  • Ratanjot's use as a healthy herb dates back to centuries. The alkanet plant, especially its root, is said to provide ample number of health benefits and treatment for common ailments. When combined with clarified butter, this herb can treat infections and burns. Cures headache Ratan Jot possesses anti-inflammatory effect. This helps in proper blood circulation and reduces the feeling of headache.
  • Ratan Jot is famous for its skin clearing abilities and hence it is also used in several face masks, facial cleansing products, etc. Alkanet root can protect the skin from various sorts of infections. Being anti-inflammatory in nature, alkanet is widely used to treat and heal burn scars. This feature makes alkanet a powerful sun-blocking and sunburn removing herb.
  • Treats sleeping disorders Essential oil obtained from alkanet root is widely used to reduce the symptoms associated with sleeping disorders. Ayurvedic experts advice the use of this oil on the head and around the nose to attain relaxation and a feeling of calmness, which would in turn facilitate sleeping.



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