5 Desi Products from my Childhood that I Still Rock Today

September 28, 2017 Editorial     TheTealMango

When you’re sick, hurt, or need to take care of yourself, you want a product you trust and are confident will work. There are some beauty and health products widely used in India that desis will use in the West as well in lieu of traditional medicines. Check out our list of widely used products in India that we NRI millennials could benefit from as well!

1. Iodex

If you have any bruises, Iodex is a topical salve you can use to treat the bruise. It cures the bruise faster than other ointments and eases some of the pain.

2. Amrutanjan

Do you have a headache? Achy joints? Nasal congestion? This balm, which comes in many sizes for different parts of the body, temporarily alleviates pain and discomfort associated with colds and muscle and joint pain.

3. Vicco Turmeric

This product was developed in India as an ayurvedic, herbal, medicinal product. It is used on the face to treat a variety of ailments like acne, boils, and other skin problems. The scent of the sandalwood in the product is heavenly—and sandalwood has been used across generations successfully.

4. Neem Sticks/Toothpaste

Neem sticks used to take the place of toothbrushes in the olden days—simply chewing on them cleaned your teeth. Now they make toothpaste with neem as an ayurvedic product which deep cleanse your teeth in a healthy, natural way.

5. Dettol

Who doesn’t love the smell of this disinfectant? It is a British product used to treat wounds and cuts. You can also clean your house with it, however, be careful how much you use and don’t let pets ingest the product because like most products it is lethal to them. They make a Dettol soap that you can buy and most desis shower with the liquid to cleanse their body.

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