HERB BENEFITS

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is famous throughout the world not only as an edible oil and hair tonic, but also as an excellent massage oil for the skin. In the tropical parts of the world where coconuts are readily available and used in many ways, natives commonly apply coconut oil on their skin, as they believe that it protects from the sun’s harmful rays. This natural oil, without any chemical or additives, protects the skin in some of the sunniest places on earth better than our processed sun creams.

Hair care: Coconut oil, a widely used hair oil, helps in the healthy growth of hair and gives it a shiny quality. Regular topical application checks protein loss in the hair, a common phenomenon that leads to unattractive unhealthy hair. It is a leading ingredient in conditioners and dandruff relief creams.

Skin care: A staple in Indian kitchens, coconut oil is a potent moisturizer on all types of skin. Unlike mineral oils, there is no chance of having adverse side effects from application of coconut oil. It is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking. With its antioxidant properties, it delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompany aging. It also helps in treating various skin infections including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

 

Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. Being an influential element for anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the onset of wrinkles and fine lines; it also nourishes, rejuvenates and guards the skin.

Dry skin: Olive oil is good moisturizer; if you have dry skin, massage it well in your skin, not just the face but the whole body for a smooth feel. Elbow and knee areas get too dry and massaging them with olive oil will lock in the moisture for longer.

Oily skin: Olive oil works very well for oily skin as well due to its non-greasy nature.

Irritated skin: Olive oil has antioxidants and good fats, which help get rid of the free radicals and also heal the skin. So if you have irritated or sunburn skin, massage it on the affected area

Hair benefits

Olive oil, as part of a regular hair care regimen, can help your hair and scalp reach their healthiest potential. Olive oil has properties that can make your hair shiny and soft. This is the reason why it has been used for centuries as a natural hair conditioner. A relaxing head massage with olive oil massages improves blood circulation in your scalp. This increased blood flow can stimulate the follicles, which then produce thicker strands.

 

Fuller's Earth  (Multani Mitti)

For centuries, 'Multani Mitti' or 'Fullers Earth', a natural clay mineral extracted from the earth, has been trusted for care of oily skin and hair. 'Multani Mitti' is a natural cleansing agent that absorbs and removes toxins from the body. It has oil-absorbing, cleansing and antiseptic properties that make it pivotal in treating various hair and skin conditions.

Fuller's Earth (Multani Mitti)
Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been touted by many as their go-to moisturizer. Regular application of Aloe Vera reduces signs of aging, fights acne, lightens blemishes, reduces stretch marks, calms sunburns and reduces tan. It is also used to treat external wounds and insect bites. The gel that is found on the inside of this plant is cooling and soothing effect.

Aloe Vera
Curcuma longa (Turmeric)

Turmeric contains more than 300 antioxidants, which makes it a powerful healer. A common household spice found across India, it has been traditionally used for both consumption and external application. As a substance that helps fight various skin troubles, it is an inexpensive and natural way of obtaining flawless skin.

Curcuma longa (Turmeric)
Nigella sativa (Black Cumin seeds)

As an anti-parasitic ingredient, black cumin seeds are used to cure skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, acne, psoriasis and boils. It replenishes the skin's texture as they are highly rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic and linolenic acids which are essential as they are not produced by the body.

Nigella sativa (Black Cumin seeds)
Punica granatum (Pomegranate)

The Pomegranate has long been touted for its high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants. Pomegranate extracts exert their positive effects by extending the life of fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the components that give strength and support to the skin. It's also been shown to provide UVA- and UVB-induced damage control, skin regeneration and hyper-pigmentation control.

Punica granatum (Pomegranate)
Betel leaves

Betel leaves can work effectively to treat any type of skin infections caused due to bacteria or fungus. Using the extract of these leaves on acne regularly is sure to make it subside with time. The mild anti-septic property of these leaves also helps in preventing skin breakouts and allergies, treating skin ulceration and body odour.

Betel leaves
Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)

A plant that's found in most Indian households, Tulsi makes the most organic solution for skin problems. It is endowed with antiseptic and purifying qualities that prevent acne, lighten scars, thwart blackheads, add glow to the face, heal inflammation, tighten pores and treat skin diseases, wounds, cuts and burns.

Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)
Hibiscus

The antioxidants in hibiscus slow down ageing of cells thus deem it as the secret to eternal youth. Hibiscus has natural anti-inflammatory substances including Vitamin C that prevents acne and clears its marks. Its oil benefits hair, strengthening roots and preventing breakage. The essence is used to darken hair colour and is touted as a natural remedy against graying hair.

Hibiscus
Eclipta Alba (Bringaraj)

The Bringaraj prevents hair fall, premature greying, strengthens the hair roots, conditions the hair well, prevents split ends, stimulates hair growth, prevents baldness, premature greying and alopecia - in short everything that is needed for healthy hair. Its juice is very effective for treating cracked heels and minor skin allergies.

Eclipta Alba (Bringaraj)
Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)

This fruit commonly called Haritaki, Harad (Hindi), Kadukkai (Malayalam,Tamil), Karakkaya (Telugu) , Ink Nut( English). The mother of herbs, as it called,treats a wide variety of diseases. It is one of the three ingredients of the famous triphala which signifies its importance in ayurveda. Haritaki can be used for different hair problems, maintaining healthy hair and to control hair loss.

Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
Terminalia bellirica

Terminalia bellirica, known as "Bibhitaki" or bastard myrobalan: Vibhitaka (Sanskrit) Behada (Marati), Thannikka (Malayalam). Bibhitaki means the fruit that takes away the fear of disease. It is one of the three ingredients that make up the triphala in ayurveda. Bibhitaki is a very useful remedy for hair fall, also prevents Dandruff and Lice infection. It also fights skin allergies.

Terminalia bellirica
Azadirachta indica (Neem)

Azadirachta indica, also known as the Neem tree is famous for its medicinal qualities. It's anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties contribute to its supreme healing abilities of nearly any skin issue. The oil helps keep skin elasticity intact; its seeds and leaves cure even those chronic skin conditions that conventional treatments fail to treat.

Azadirachta indica (Neem)
Jasminum Officinale (Jasmin)

Jasminum grandiflorum, also known as the Spanish jasmine, (chambeli in Urdu) is a species well-known for its strong, exotic scented white flowers. While the leaves work like magic on skin diseases like psoriasis, swelling and corns on the feet, the flowers are used to treat skin dryness and promote glowing skin.

Jasminum Officinale (Jasmin)
Cassia fistula (Amaltas)

Cassia fistula contains catechins/polyphenols that work deeply into the skin layers to address hyper pigmentation and reverse the damage caused by UVA and UVB exposure. Cassia fistula extracts help decrease the melanin in heavily blemished skin. It contains powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and is an effective treatment for acne-prone and blemish-prone skin.

Cassia fistula (Amaltas)
Henna

Henna is packed with hair repairing and strengthening properties. It helps give volume to the hair shaft and improves the hair texture making it look beautiful, silky and strong. Henna is a soothing conditioner for hair and scalp. It helps add shine and volume to it. It has properties that help repair hair cuticles, making hair strands thick and strong.

Henna
Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)

Also knows as the Amla, it is a powerful antioxidant agent that protects the body from free radicals, reduces cells damage, controls ageing, cancer and other diseases. Amla is known to strengthen roots and thereby act as an excellent remedy for hair loss, dandruff, irritation of scalp and premature graying.

Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)
Athi

Figs are rich in Vitamin B, C, phosphorus, potassium and minerals like calcium and magnesium which are essential for boosting and rejuvenating the skin's health. The high calcium content contributes to the formation of collagen that makes up our hair and scalp. Figs? extracts provide moisture to the scalp and help in the detangling of hair.

Athi
Cedrus deadara (Devatharam)

Devatharam, Himalayan species, helps reduce inflammation and treats skin disorders associated with pain and itching. It also helps in cleansing infected wounds.

Cedrus deadara (Devatharam)
Acacia concinna (Shikaki)

Shikakai, also known as hair fruit, grows mostly in central India. It has been used for centuries, for maintaining the health of both scalp and hair. It is high in vitamins A, C, K, and D, along with other antioxidants that are important for hair growth. It contains micronutrients that boost hair growth and help to retain its beauty.

Acacia concinna (Shikaki)
Coconut oil

Coconut oil is famous throughout the world not only as an edible oil and hair tonic, but also as an excellent massage oil for the skin This natural oil, without any chemical or additives, protects the skin in some of the sunniest places on earth better than our processed sun creams.

Coconut oil
Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. Being an influential element for anti-aging skin care products; rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the onset of wrinkles and fine lines; it also nourishes, rejuvenates and guards the skin.

Olive Oil
Papaya

Papaya is a rich source of vitamins A and C. These are antioxidents that reduces aging. Papaya also has natural bleaching properties that helps to lighten the dark spots and other skin blemishes. Its water content leaves the skin smooth and moisturized. Papaya is well know for its skin whitening properties.

Papaya
Turmeric

Turmeric is spice with multiple benefits especially for skin. It is believed to be the best solution for all skin related problems and facial hair growth. Its natural anti septic properties leaves your skin acne free , well moisturized and glowing.

Turmeric