Avarampoo powder also called avaram poo powder is wonderful for skin care and here in our village we start using it for skin care from a very early age. Regular use helps keeps the skin blemish free and spotless. We mainly use it in the form of bath powder but if you don’t want to use it as a bath powder, you can try the face packs given below, they help treat almost all the skin problems. Choose one of the face packs given and use it regularly at least weekly twice to see good results.
What Is Avarampoo Powder?
Avarampoo powder is the powder of avarampoo flowers. Avaram poo is the Tamil name of the plant and Senna auriculata is the botanical name. Avarampoo grows wildly everywhere in Tamil Nadu and usually it is found plenty near the river beds. There is a small stream flowing in the middle of our farm and I love to go for walks there and there are always 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 extensively in skin care. I have heard my grandma say that in her younger days, avarampoo was used for skin care almost daily in the form of bath powder but sadly the usage is decreasing now. Avarampoo helps cool down the body and 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 as 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 packs.
Avarampoo Skin Care Benefits:
- Avarampoo has antimicrobial properties so it helps treat all skin infections very well.
- Avarampoo powder reduces inflammation so if you are suffering from skin inflammation apply the avaram poo and neem paste given below in that area for a few days regularly.
- Avaram poo has antioxidant properties so both consuming it and using it externally will help fight off free radicals which are the major cause of premature aging of our skin.
- Avarampoo if used as a bath powder or as a face pack helps lighten scars and blemishes very well. But we have to be regular with using it to see results.
- Avarampoo also helps remove sun tan and has a protective effect on our skin.
- It is very gentle on the skin and can be used by people of all skin types. Traditionally we always include aavaram poo in babies bath powder too.
- The water extract of avarampoo can be used as a wound wash and it helps heal wounds faster.
How To Make Aavaram poo Powder?
To make avarampoo powder, collect fresh avarampoo, wash well to get rid of any dirt and spread it on a cloth to remove excess moisture. Once the excess moisture has been removed, spread it on a plate and sundry till crisp. While it is still crisp from sun drying, powder it in a dry mixer, sieve and then store. This powder will last well at room temperature for a few weeks but make sure to keep it away from moisture.
Avarampoo Powder For Skin Care: 5 Top Avarampoo Powder Face Packs
1. Avarampoo and Gram Flour Face Pack
Take equal quantities of avarampoo and gram flour in a bowl. Add in curd to form a paste and use it is a face pack. This pack is ideal for dry skin. This pack treats dark spots and sun tan well.
2. Avaram Poo and Sandalwood Face Pack.
Take equal quantities of avarampoo and sandalwood powder in a bowl. Add in rice water to form into a paste. Apply this pack all over the face and neck, wait for it to dry and then wash it off. This pack treats scars and blemishes very well.
3. Avarampoo and Turmeric Face Pack
For making this face pack, take 2 teaspoons of avarampoo powder in a bowl. Add in half teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Add in rice water to form into a smooth paste and apply as a face pack. This pack treats acne very very effectively.
4. Avarampoo and Neem Face Pack
Take equal quantities of avarampoo powder and neem powder in a bowl. Add in rose water to form into a smooth paste and apply as a face pack. This pack is ideal for oily skin.
5. Avarampoo Powder and Licorice Face Pack
For this face pack, take 2 teaspoons of avarampoo powder in a bowl. Add in a teaspoon of licorice powder too. Finally add in enough rose water to form into a smooth paste and apply as a face pack. This pack helps even out the skin very very quickly.
Ramya since all the ingredients are dry do we have to mix it with milk. Will it leave a drying effect on skin? Looking forward to more face washes and cleansers.
Aparna, I have normal to dry skin and this powder did not dry my skin at all when used with water. But during winter time, it will be a good idea to mix it with milk, especially if your skin is very dry….
Madam thank you for your information I have dark skin how to become fair and i am becoming bald these days how to regrow my fallen hairs please help
Hi, As far as I know, there is no cream or a face pack that will change the skin color that we are born with, but regular use of fair packs and a healthy diet will brighten the skin tone. Try the homemade bleach in the blog regularly. For hair fall, start with gentle hair massage every day with homemade hair oils (try curry leaf hair oil) and use a hair pack weekly twice to strengthen the hair roots along with a healthy diet….
Is it Avarampoo to change fair complextion.
Avarampoo keeps the skin blemish free and will brighten the skin, if used regularly……
i am regular user of this powder and it works
Thank u for ur rep mam. Asked for my 19 months old daughter. She is becoming too dark day by day. Only her face is very fair. But whole body very dark. Really i dot know what to do. One of my friend asked me to apply avarampoo for good result.
Please don't worry, ask her to try this bath powder regularly instead of soap. As it contains both avarampoo and kasthuri manjal, it is very effective in brightening the skin tone. But ask her to be regular in using this……..
Thank you so much mam. I hope my daughter's skin get fair complexion by regular use. Mam ur site is such a fantastic one. Great…..by SREE
Mam, im Sree. Is there any tips for to remove upper lips hair
Is there is any home made recipe for dark lips
Try the homemade lip scrub from the blog regularly and for upper lip hair, I will post a remedy for it soon…..
hi,where in chennai (near airport) can i get rose petal powder n white n wild turmeric
I don't know the exact place because I am not very familiar with the shops there. Try in any nattu marunthu kadai in Chennai, I am sure you will get it…..
Hello mam. Im sree. Using avarampoo for two weeks on my baby skin but i didnt see any difference. How long will use for the best result ?plz rep mam
Hi Sree, In home remedies, kathuri manjal is one of the best ingredient to brighten the skin tone. Ask her to use it regularly everyday at least for 2 to 3 months, also try to mix the powder with curd if she has a dry skin, as curd is also a gentle and natural bleach. But above all please remember that we can never change the color of the skin tone we are born with drastically…….
I am in Chennai here I don't get avarampoo can I skip this
Try in naatu marunthu kadai in Chennai for dried avarampoo. If you don't get even the dried flowers, then skip it….
Hi Ramya, this is Bagya… Thanks for sharing valuable information on age old home remedies. Hats off to your great efforts. Can you please suggest home made bathing powder as well as shampoo for 6 month baby. P. S. You look very pretty 🙂
Thanks a lot Bagya 🙂 I will post the bath powder for the kids very soon. As for shampoo we use the hibiscus shampoo in the blog for babies, it is a gentle cleanser and works well for babies. We also use arappu powder and these both methods can be safely used for 6 months old baby….
hw to get rid off melasma
Try applying fresh Aloe Vera gel from the plant or vitamin C serum (recipe in the blog), it greatly helps if it is just starting else it is better to consult a dermatologist…
Mam I have an oily skin.. And it's very dark around chin and lips.. I can use this? Or what else to be added to make my complexion equal and better..
Hi, Try this face wash powder daily, it will greatly reduce oiliness and even out the skin tone. Try to up the intake of water and also try homemade face masks weekly twice. The best face masks for oily skin are clay based masks that control excessive oiliness of the skin…
Thank you so much mam!😊😊
Hi mam, Do this avarampoo will reduce weight & this can cause any side effects?
Hi, As far as I know avarampoo does not have any special properties that reduces weight significantly and consuming it as a tea does not have any side effects….
Hi mam, I am keerti. I have dark patches . if I am using aavarm poo face mask it may reduce my patches??. How long I want to use tat mask? Wen I can see the result after using tat powder?
This avarampoo face wash powder will reduce dark patches. Try it for at least 2 weeks to see results and also up your intake of water…
Hi Ramya,Loved your blog. I stay in bangalore. Can you please suggest a place where i can find these ingredients?Else would the shop you buy it from couriers it??? Tia
Hi Tia, I am very glad that you like the blog :). Usually you get all these ingredients in the shop that sells pooja ingredients. I am very sure that you will get all these ingredients there in Banglore, try and let me know…
I think Cassia Auriculata is what is called neutral henna. It is used in hair packs to obtain the benefits of henna without the color. Your blog is very informative and full of great tips, love it!
I am glad that you find the blog useful…
Hi, your blog is very useful. I was always very fond of home remedies/home products but never find any resourceful information. Your blog is the right place where I have landed. Currently I am based in Delhi and not sure where I can find Avarampoo powder. Can I skip it?One more thing, my 6.5 year old daughter lots of body hair, she is really getting conscious about them as well. what I can use for her?
I am so very glad that you find the blog useful. If you don't find avarampoo, skip it. Try using this bath powder for her daily. With regular use, you will see results very soon…
Hi Ramya, Could you pls tell me where I can get dried Avarampoo or Avarampoo powder in Coimbatore? I am here only for a week and I go back to Delhi end of the month since I work there. I have been reading ur blog for the past few weeks. So i thought I could make this face wash powder and take it back with me to Delhi.
Hi Sonam, if we go near uppu kinar street and ask for naatu marundhu kadai | naatu marunthu shop they will direct you. Ask for dried avarampoo, you will get it there. Try the powder and let me know how you like it..:)
Hi, I am Raji .. ur blog is very informative. I got married recently and after marriage my skin color has changed from fair to medium.. I am trying lots of home remedies but of no use..can u suggest an effective method for getting back my lost complexion?
Collect a fresh Aloe Vera leaf, cut the leaf in half and rub it on the skin regularly daily till you see results, Aloe Vera greatly helps tanned skin. Along with it you can also use this bath powder regularly…
Thanks for your reply mam..
How long should I leave aloe vera on my face? Can I get rose petals and avarampoo from the natu marundhu kadai.. will it be equally good?
You can leave Aloe Vera on the face till it dries completely. You can get avarampoo from naatu marundhu kadai but am not sure about rose petals as they are usually sprayed with pesticides…
Hi mam… i have oily and sensitive skin.. when i use any moisturiser cream immedietly i get pimples. If i not after face wash i feel my face is dry and rough. Pls suggest good moisturiser.. pls
Hi Sophia, why not try the homemade rose water and glycerin lotion from the blog, it is very mild and can be used on very sensitive skin too. You can find the link for it in the creams and lotions page on top….
hi mam . this s karthicka. i have freckles ( dark spots ) on my face . how can i get rid of it.
Hi mam pls tel me home remedies for upper lip hair
Hi Karthicka, try the vitamin C serum from the blog…
For upper lip hair try the turmeric and nagarmotha paste from the blog…
Hi mam is kumkumadi tailam really effective?
Kumkumadi thailam is very effective but make sure to buy from a reputed brand…
Hello Madam,I'm Gayathri from Bangalore, I saw your blogs recently and looks very impressing, planning to prepare the Rose Petal bath powder :)My second daughter is 2 year and she has a very dry skin, it turns darker without any moisturizer and some of them even make the skin look dark. I'm now trying with the ingredients for daily bath : besan powder, turmeric powder, little almond powder(grinded at home). Will this help ?
The mixture sounds good, if you can try including avarampoo in it too. You can also try massaging her skin with pure warm homemade coconut oil before bath, this will keep her skin moisturized, smooth and blemish free.
Hi, I can't find vetiver anywhere and my skin is prone to have acne. Not a lot but there is always one or 2 that then goes away but another one pops up. Can I substitute it with neem leaves or something? Also does it help with acne scars?
If you don't have vetiver, just skip it and make the powder with the rest of the ingredients…
Useful information.But why present the information in one large paragraph? Can't you break it down into smaller paragraphs to make it easier to read over the computer screen? I had to copy and paste the text into a word processor and break it down to smaller paragraphs before reading it.
I am so very sorry for the inconvenience. I am not very tech savvy, I just continued with the basic layout. I will try my best to change…
Hello ramya mam! I m from chennai. Ur blog is so informative. Good effort. My son is just 20 months n is body is dark when compared to his face. Can u suggest a bath powder which suits him. N also can I try aavaram poo for him or is it restricted only for girls. Waiting eagerly for ur reply mam
Hello ramya mam! ur blog is so informative.good effort mam. I m from chennai.My son is jus 20 months old and his body is dark when compared to his face. Plz suggest a herbal bath powder for his age, and also can v use aavaram poo for baby boys or is it restricted to girls.eagerly waiting for ur reply mam.
There is a recipe for nalangu powder in the blog for babies, please give it a try. I used only that for my son and it kept his skin blemish free. You can use avarampoo for boys, it won't do any harm…
Hi mam, I am having pimples will this powder reduce pimple
yes, it will help reduce acne…
hi ramya, can you please tell me measurments for this receipe
hie ramya, can i use for use this powder for daily use as bath powder
You can find the measurements for the avarampoo face wash powder in the post itself and you can use it daily…
dear mam, im kavitha from chennai, my skin tone very black and im also look so fat , how to get a fair face , just any tips for my face , and its important to mentioned my skin type is oil face and more sensitive
Though we can't change the color of the tone drastically, I would suggest applying licorice (athimadhuram)as a face mask as it has been proven to lighten the skin tone. Mix licorice powder with besan and rose water and apply as a face mask weekly thrice. This mask usually can be used by people with sensitive skin too but I would still suggest doing a patch test before applying…
dear mam i uses to drink karisaankanni keerai powder in night..one of my frd told and it will give fairness so i have some changes in my skin but my grandmom told it wil drink for liver problem so i uses to stop it bcoz it causes any problem to liver.so i decided to drink avarampoo powder and it never causes any sideaffect and it give glowing skin mam.
Avarampoo is full of antioxidants and is very very hydrating when taken internally but I am not sure about improving the skin complexion. I would suggest using avarampoo in the form of bath powder like given above…
Mam can you pls tell me how to reduce the lines on face..
I would suggest reducing stress, drinking lots of water and eating healthy. Along with it try applying this homemade anti aging cream daily, you can find the recipe for it here: here
Thank you so much mam..wher can I buy lavender essential oil?I am from tamil nadu..
I am 27yrs old..I have dry skin.so I feel I have the lines around my mouth..now applying almond oil before going to bed is my daily basis..is it advisable?or still I need to follow the cream you suggest?..
You can use almond oil too, but always make sure to use pure organic unrefined oils for best results…
Mam..the cream you suggested to me anti age cream..you added lavender essential oil..instead of that..can I add almond essential oil?.and aloevera gel from fresh plant is suggest able?
You can use almond essential oil instead of lavender essential oil. Even I prefer fresh plant extract but for making a cream we need the store bought gel as it helps emulsify the cream. I would suggest using only store bought gel for the cream…
Mam how to consume avarampoo powder for raising the skin complextion into goldish ?
Here is a recipe for avarampoo tea that can be easily made at home: here
How to use athimathuram effectively for skin I use licorice +vitamin e oil+aloe vera gel +honey is it right way of using I hv oily skin
I have given different ways to use licorice for skin care, please look it up here: licorice
Whch is best for skin athimathuram(licorice) or avarampoo
Whch is more effective for skin athimathuram(licorice) or avarampoo
Liquorice or avarampoo whch is best for getting even skin tone
Both are good but licorice is very good for getting even skin tone, give licorice face pack a try…
Hi mam,Where I get this powder
Hi mam… Does avarampo cause facial hair growth
Hi mam… Does avarampo cause facial hair growth
Avarmpoo does not cause facial hair growth…
Hi mam,i have a skin problem around eyes it looks like dark circles but am sure its a skin problem because i had the habit of rubbing the eyes roughly in my childhood days,probably it might have formed due to heat caused by rubbing,i really have very beautiful eyes but the skin around eyes was dark and very sensitive it spoils everything,.i have this problem for about 10 years,i haven't take any steps for it yet,.can you please suggest any tips for it mam,
Hi mam,i have skin problem around eyes it looks lik dark circles but its not dark circles,.in childhood i had the habit of rubbing eyes roughly and my skin around eyes became sensitive and dark,.am sure its not dark circles its a skin problem i have for about 10 years i haven't take any steps for it yet,.can u please suggest me any tips mam?i realy have beautiful eyes but its spoiling dat look 🙁
Hi I am vanu,Usage of avaram poo will reduce my sugar level in my blood.
good, please maintain the same for 3 months at least.
Hi, you are doing great job. I was impressed.
Hi mam,these ingredients after got dried up,how it will effect the skin as it loses its moisture?…
shall we use all parts of the flower
Hello mam,i have dark neck and black lip color say some tips to over come those problems..thanks in advance..
What will be the shelf life of this powder and how to store?
This bath powder will last well for about 3 to 4 months if you sun dry all the ingredients well and store….
Mam i am getting skin irritation while using this powder. Am getting rashes and itching.. Pls suggest a way to get rid of it.. I don't know to wich ingredient am alergic to..
We use this avarampoo bath powder for kids and it rarely causes any skin irritation. I would suggest using kasturi turmeric powder separately and see whether it causes skin irritation as the rest of the ingredients rarely does. Also did you grind the ingredients yourself or did you use store bought powders?
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Most of the remedies that Ramaya is sharing across, i have been using from my childhood. My mother has been very much natural remediation rather than cosmetic.
Thanks Ramya, your site is wonderful. All the best!!
is avarampoo bitter? someone made tea with flowers that i gave them they told it was bitter.
also there is some cumin shaped seeds in the middle of the flower, are those ground up or boiled and to be eaten or used also for internal and external use? or is it only the PETALS.
Thank you for sharing that detail. It was fascinating and insightful. Continue to share useful resources over these blogs…
Hi can kindly let me know, what is rice water, meaning cooked rice water, water of washed rice, or rice powered smoked in water. Please explain on rice water.thanks