Anything taken internally needs to be processed through the liver and digestion. When the liver is overwhelmed with toxins, it will have a difficult time effectively processing even the most pure foods and supplements. In ancient medical wisdom, digestion is the ruler of health. If digestion is weak, health is challenged, and it is then wise to look to ingestion through the skin. This external liver bypass is the most ancient way of delivery, penetrating the bloodstream directly. It is through the blood that the medicine reaches the organs and tissues that need it. Transdermal formulas are considered by Ayurvedic medicine to be more potent, immediate, and effective than tea or tincture, an alternative to ingestion for maximum therapeutic impact.