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Interesting Facts About Traditional Indian Attars

by Rakhi official Content Writer
Traditional Indian attars have been used by people since the early ages. The smell and aroma of Botanics have always intrigued the human mind. Even in the early ages extracts of flowers, petals, leaves, and barks were used as medicines or to ward off the evil. All the ancient civilizations of the world have evidence of attars being used in various forms, this clearly shows that it has always existed and has been refined over the centuries. The Mughals in India were noted as lovers of attars.



Extraction Process

Traditional Indian Attars are extracted through the process of hydrodistillation. Parts of the plants like the leaves, petals, flowers or the barks are used for this purpose. Indian attars suppliers detest the use of chemical processes for producing attars as it takes away the natural property of the plant. A base of sandalwood is normally used for the aging process of the extracts. Other processes used for extraction are:

  • Solvent extraction

  • Expression

  • Enfleurage

Uses of Attars

Attars are the concentrates of the basic aroma and flavor of the flower or the plant that they originate from. They are mostly used as perfumes. Other uses of attars are in the cosmetic industry as the aroma agents for soaps, shampoos, lotions, creams, balms, bath salts, etc. There are certain attars which are considered to provide warmth such as saffron, musk, oud, and amber. These are used mostly used in the winter months to maintain body temperatures. 

On the other hand, we have some attars with cooling properties like a rose, mogra, jasmine, khus, and kewda. These are used in the summer months and are highly known for their distinctive and refreshing smells.

Attars as Medicines

Most of the attars have some distinguished medicinal properties. Many are used in the pharmaceutical industries for the manufacturing of medicated lotions, creams, and tablets.

  • Sandalwood is used to calm and soothe the nerves and create a sense of peace and serenity. It is used in most of the temples and other religious places for this very reason. It works very effectively for skin ailments, helps to avoid motion sickness, cures a dry cough, and is very good for the general wellbeing of a person.

  • An attar called musk obtained from the male deer found in the Himalayas is used to treat snake poison, palpitations and builds strength and vigor.

  • Rose water is a common ingredient in all households due to its multiple benefits. It has anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and anti-diabetic properties. It works wonderfully on the skin during summers and is an effective cure for sore eyes.

Indian attars suppliers provide a wide range of many other such attars like henna, Anbar, jasmine, and Indian oud which are used for various ailments.

The benefits and uses of traditional Indian Attars are unlimited and can go a long way in creating overall well being in the physical, mental and spiritual way. They have been used since ancient times and with evolution have come forth with more and more value addition. The advanced developments and research have made them more popular and easily available to the common people. 


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