Benefits of Namakatti or Tilak

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You will spot these white clay sticks in any religiously house in India that performs pooja. Also a tilak is alworn by religious Hindu people on the forehead. Namakatti or Tilak is clay and has so many medicinal uses and is commonly purchased when a baby is born.

My mom got me few sticks after my baby was born. Though I don’t use it for religious purposes it has worked very well for few ailments. Here are a few:

Treats Pimples: when you have troubled skin after childbirth, here is a simple aid, just rub the stick with water on a stone and apply on pimple. If mixed with sandalwood its even more effective.

Heat rash on Baby: Just apply the same paste as above (tilak and sandalwood) on rashes.

Eye abscess: Rub tilak with water and apply on the eye.

Sore throat: Apply the paste on the sore throat.

All these remedies will work on babies as its totally herbal and safe.


Its available at any pooja store or stores near temples.

Rs 10 per packet thats all :)

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7 Responses to Benefits of Namakatti or Tilak

  1. Prerana says:

    I need nama katti in Manila , Philippines can anyone tell me if some supplier can ship it here. Appreciate

  2. Amar says:

    hi i have eating namakatti from 4 years so any side effect for health…… plz tell me

  3. Abhi says:

    I eat more namakatti. Whether it will affect health?

  4. Heyy this sounds good. Though I have heard about the term namakkatti , never had the chance to see / know its medicinal values.

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