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Manjistha Face Pack Recipe For Skin Whitening


Manjistha Face Pack Recipe For Skin Whitening – Manjistha is a well known herb in Ayurveda which helps purify blood and thus, aids in detoxing our body.

The homemade recipes published on PB are Tried and Tested for at least two weeks before recommending here.

Does Manjistha Stain The Skin?

Turmeric and Manjistha are both highly beneficial to the skin BUT, Both of these leave a stain behind.

Do not worry as the stain is just temporary.

Manjistha face pack

Majistha does support the healthy functioning of the Lymphatic system, which eliminates the toxins and other wastes from our body. This process is essential for a healthy body. The lymphatic system does play an important role in our body’s defence mechanism.

When a foreign particle enters our body, the white blood cells are carried through the lymphatic system which then attacks and eliminates the foreign threat. So, Manjistha also helps build our immunity.


The herb Manjistha is both a heating and cooling herb which is certainly capable of removing and neutralizing toxins and boosting cell repair.

Manjistha has a reddish colour to it as you can see below. It does not have any distinctive fragrance to it.


I always buy herbs in their raw form(Raw Manjistha Roots), wash thoroughly and dry them before grinding them to a fine powder. This way i know what goes in to the recipes that i make and assure its quality.

My grinder jar broke so i used the blending jar to ground the raw manjistha and that explains why it is so coarsely ground.(PIC Below) This is the best i could do without the correct jar. I will grind it again once the jar is repaired.

You can buy finely ground manjistha powder online. It is easily available online and in Ayurveda stores.

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Manjistha powder

Manjistha Benefits For Body And Skin

Antioxidant, anti bacterial and anti-inflammatory

Promotes blood circulation

Promotes weight loss (especially stubborn belly fat because of Kapha dosha)

Relieves stress, anxiety problems and fatigue

Helps detoxifies our body

Purifies blood, liver

Supports the lymphatic system

Improves immunity

Treats digestive issues like constipation, gas and bloating

Maintains blood pressure

Relieves premenstrual syndrome and associated mood swings.

Manjistha powder


Cures certain skin disorders

Heals dry skin, acne and inflammation

Brightens and evens out the skin

Lightens acne scars and dark spots

Soothes skin irritation like redness, itching and rashes

Leaves skin healthy and glowing

How To Make Manjistha Detox Tea

Manjistha tea

Manjistha tea is highly beneficial for those with kapha dosha.


Manjistha tea helps balance Kapha dosha which when not treated leads to various skin problems, digestive issues like constipation, weight gain, low immunity, concentration problems and sore breast during periods.


Here is the recipe,

  • Manjistha – 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
  • Hot water – 1 Glass
  • Honey to taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon
  • Mint Leaves – 5 (Optional)

Take this tea after having a meal, whether it is lunch or dinner, either is fine.

This tea can be applied to your face as a toner. It helps calm and soothe your skin. Consistent use helps lighten scars and brighten your skin.

There are two method to prepare Majistha blood purifier tea.

I follow the infusion method which i have mentioned below BUT, you can go for either one as both recipes work.


Add the powder to one and a half glass of water.

Once it boils, reduce the flame and let it boil for 10 minutes. Switch off the flame.

Once the tea is warm, filter the tea and you can drink it.


Take one glass of hot water in a cup.

Add 1/4-1/2 tsp of Manjistha powder to it.

Close the lid and leave it for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, filter the tea, then add honey and lemon juice. Now it is ready to drink.

Manjistha Skin Lightening oil

This is a famous ayurvedic recipe that perfectly goes with your bridal skin care routine. This oil requires many more herbs and the preparation method is quite different too.(Manjistha Oil recipe Here)

manjistha oil

I have been using this oil for about 2-3 years now and it certainly works in moisturising as well as brightening the skin tone.

I will give you a detailed post later focusing on these herbs and how to make this oil at home. Find link above.

Manjistha Face Pack Recipe

I found that making a thicker paste and leaving the face pack for 45 minutes -1 hour gives faster results.

With regular use of Manjistha, I could see changes in 7 days. My husband said that upper lip pigmentation has lightened considerably.

I also use homemade Manjistha Overnight Serum and the Liquorice Toner along with this to get best results.

Instant Glow Face Pack

If you prefer, You can add oats or even honey get that extra nourishment and antiaging benefits.

This face pack is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and hence, helps soothe sensitive/inflamed/bumpy skin and prevent acne breakouts.

  • Manjistha – 1/2  teaspoon
  • Rice Flour – 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt/Raw Milk – As required

Mix the ingredients together and make a thick paste. The Manjistha face pack is now ready.

Apply it to your skin and leave it for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

Manjistha face pack

This is a super easy instant brightening face pack suitable for every skin type.

(Patch test recommended)

Manjistha Face Pack For Oily Acne Prone Skin

Manjistha face pack for skin whitening

This recipe help treat acne and fade scars at the same time.

Neem helps control oil and also being anti-bacterial, it prevents breakouts.

  • Majistha Powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Neem Powder – 1 Tablespoon
  • Rose Water – To Mix
  • Lemon Juice – 1/2 Teaspoon

You can use this face mask everyday until you get desired results.

Since your are using lemon juice, please use a sunscreen to prevent sun damage.

If you have sensitive skin like mine, Substitute lemon juice with Aloe Vera gel like i have shown below.

Manjistha neem face pack

Manjistha Face Pack For Normal-Dry Skin

By adding honey and oats, this face pack becomes highly nourishing and calming.

This face pack takes care of tightness from dry skin and any irritation or inflammation that you may have.

  • Manjistha Powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Ground oats – 2 Teaspoon
  • Honey – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Raw Milk/Yogurt – To mix

I use rolled oats to make oats flour. You can use steel cut oats if that’s what you have on hand.

Regular use helps heal your skin and adds a glow. I love this face mask. 🙂

This face pack is suitable for the cold winter season too.

My Suggestion 

  1. I recommend using skin brightening and lightening face packs only during the night time. And, Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen in the morning to maintain an even skin tone and avoid sun tan.
  2. You can use this pack everyday BUT Remember, DO NOT SCRUB WHILE RINSING.

Scrubbing everyday is bad for your skin and may result in darker skin. So even if you are tempted to massage/scrub, absolutely refrain from doing so.

3. This is not a miracle face pack so although you may see instant brightness, Lightening scars and marks take at least 8-12 weeks so give it enough time to work.

Just rinse the face mask off. Follow up with toner and a good moisturiser.

Warning – Just like turmeric, Manjistha may stain your skin lightly. Do not fret, it will go away on its own soon.

You can also check out my Liquorice Skin Lightening Face Pack



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