Avarampoo (Tamil Name) is a wonder flower that we all overlook to use in our daily lives. Avarampooo is called Tanner’s – Cassia in English, Tangedu in Telugu, and Taravar in Hindi. It’s botanical name is Cassia Auriculata. Avarampoo grows wildly everywhere and usually it is found plenty near the river beds. There is a small stream near our farm and I love to go for walks there and there are plenty of avarmpoo near the stream. It is very serene there, especially when the water is flowing. I love to look at the avarampoo flowers and usually they are in full bloom throughout the year. Avarampoo flowers are very cooling and both the leaves and flowers are used for home remedies, I have heard my grandma say that in her days, many people use to use avarampoo leaves for washing the hair. Since India is a very hot country, herbs that cooled the body were treasured and used very often in day to day life. If you are living in a city where you can’t find avarampoo, try visiting a village near by, I am sure you will find plenty of avarampoo there. Dry avarampoo very well and you can store and use it for a long time. Avarampoo is wonderful for using in external application and it treats many skin problems. It keeps the skin from infections and the best way to use it for external application is by including it in face wash powder. This face wash powder has been used by Indian women for years and this face wash powder prevents black spots, treats uneven skin tone and regular use keeps the skin blemish free. This face wash powder has got 6 amazing ingredients – avarampoo, bengal gram dal, urad dal, kasthuri manjal, vetiver and organic rose petals. Bengal gram dal and urad dal are amazing cleansers, vetiver is a natural coolant and prevents boils on the skin, avarampoo and kasthuri manjal prevents infections in the skin. This powder is also very very fragrant and is wonderful for all types of skin. This face wash powder like most recipes in this blog, needs plenty of sunlight for sun drying. If the ingredients are not sun dried properly, you will not be able to powder it finely. Grinding the mixture to a very smooth powder is very very important. Try to make it in small batches and use regularly to see good results. This powder can be safely used on young kids too. For boys and men, skip kasthuri manjal in the face wash powder.
1.Collect avarampoo flowers and rose petals and sun dry till crisp. Make sure the rose petals are not sprayed with pesticides.
2. Sun dry avarampoo flowers, bengal gram dal, urad dal in a plate till dry.
3. Sun dry vetiver root, rose petals and kasthuri manjal till crisp.
4. Powder every thing together well and sieve to get a very fine powder. Store in an airtight box and use daily.
- Powder it immediately after sun drying, while the ingredients are still crisp from sun drying.
- Make sure to sieve to get a fine powder.
- Use pesticide free paneer variety rose petals for it’s amazing fragrance.