Indian medicinal plants have been used for millennia for their extraordinary virtues. The Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia is composed of plants of which 1/5th is also present in Europe.
AYURVEDIC ROSE (Rosa Damascena)
Obtained by distillation (with water vapor) of thousands of rose petals, this unique rose water is used in traditional medicine to balance the body and open the mind. It helps tone and stimulate cell production. It has a divine and subtle fragrance as well as inexhaustible properties to prevent premature cutaneous aging.
THE GOTU KOLA (Centella Asiatica)
Traditionally used in Ayurveda, Gotu Kola alone has several names. In Botanical Language it is the “Centella Asiatica”, also commonly called “Brahmi” (Derived from Brahman), “Mandukaparni” in Sanskrit, or “Tiger’s Grass” because they use it to heal their wounds. It is therefore a plant known for its regenerating and healing properties. An excellent natural anti-wrinkle element that stimulates collagen synthesis.
THE GUGGUL (Commiphora Mukul Resin)
Guggul is a small tree that grows in the arid deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat (northern India). It is particularly sought after for the resin it secretes. It has been used for more than 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine, skin care, perfumes and the manufacture of incense for religious rituals. In recent years, guggul has been on the list of endangered species. It has fabulous properties to treat the effects of skin aging and is particularly effective in its action against wrinkles and fine lines.
MORINGA (Moringa Oleifera)
Moringa or “Tree of Life” is not well known in the West. Yet, it has been used since ancient times in India in Ayurvedic medicine for its many properties. Its oil is of great finesse and very nourishing with an anti-inflammatory, regenerative and anti-wrinkle action. It is particularly indicated for dry and mature skin.
THE SACRED LOTUS (Nelumbo nucifera)
The Lotus, or “Padma” in Sanskrit, a magnificent aquatic plant, is the most sacred plant in India where it is the symbol of spiritual development. Tonic, the Lotus is one of the most important plants used in restoring balance to the nervous system. It also has a toning and regenerating effect. As an astringent, it helps to find a smooth and luminous skin.
COCONUT OIL (Cocos Nucifera)
Coconut oil is a flagship plant of the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Extracted from coconut milk, this oil is known for its nourishing properties that prevent drying out of the skin. Full of vitamin E, it brings suppleness and comfort to the skin. In skin care, this oil is favourable the Pitta type constitution.
GREEN TEA (Camelia Sinensis)
Our green tea, rich in antioxidants and polyphenols is known for its protective and regenerating properties.
WILD BEESWAX, derived from Ayurvedic plants (Cera Flava)
The beeswax that we use is harvested by the “Kurumbas”, a tribe of “Honey Hunters” who live in the distant forests of the Blue Mountains of southern India. To access the honey and the wax, they go up to 300m where the wild bees build their hives. This ancestral practice does not harm the bees that the Kurumbas regard with respect. These bees (Apis Dorsata) forage on the medicinal plants of the Indian biosphere. Honey is a food and essential medicine for these tribes. We only buy excess wax for their needs in order to use this material with unique properties.
Part of the LÉTIKA range is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.