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5 Ayurvedic Herbs For Face and Hair Care

By saying Ayurvedic herbs we mean the powders obtained from the various dried parts (fruits, roots, leaves, etc.) of some plants usually coming from India that are used by ancient oriental medicine, precisely Ayurvedic medicine (see details review), because they are beneficial and with healing properties. Each Ayurvedic herb has specific and peculiar characteristics, for example some help to strengthen the hair, others have dyeing power and others are a very effective natural remedy for skin blemishes. Let’s see then some of these herbs that can be used in cosmetics both for the care of our skin and for that of our hair.

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Amla

Amla or Amalaki powder, which is obtained from the dried fruit of the plant native to India, is one of the most used remedies in Ayurvedic medicine as a beauty treatment of the skin and hair, as it is rich in vitamin C as well as being a powerful natural antioxidant. When used as a hair mask, it strengthens the roots, shines the hair, prevents hair loss and stimulates its growth. It can also be used to naturally darken the hair if used constantly. As a skin mask, it nourishes and softens the skin, illuminates the complexion and is indicated for a deep cleansing of the face. Also excellent for the treatment of imperfections such as pimples and blackheads as well as to lighten any skin spots.

Preparation and method of use

Mix the powder with boiling or warm water depending on whether it is used for hair or skin, until you get the consistency of a yogurt. Apply the paste to dry or slightly damp skin. Massage with light circular movements. Apply also on the lengths. Leave on for 20 to 50 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and make a light and diluted shampoo. As a face mask, the application time is 10-15 minutes. It can be used in both cases together with other herbs or clays.

Baheda

The powder of Baheda or Bibhitaki, which is obtained from the fruit of the native plant of India, is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a strong rejuvenator for body and hair. Indicated for the treatment of many diseases or skin disorders as it is particularly rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin A, in cosmetics thanks to its active ingredients is particularly useful as a powerful anti-age. When used as a mask for hair it strengthens them and stimulates their growth helping to keep them strong and shiny. It is especially useful for the treatment of fine and fragile hair. While used as a skin mask, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, it not only helps to improve skin tone but is particularly indicated in cases of eczema, itching and other dermatological diseases.

Preparation and method of use

Mix the powder with boiling or warm water until you get the consistency of a yogurt. Apply the paste to slightly damp hair. Massage with light circular movements. Leave on for 20 to 50 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and make a diluted shampoo. Like Amla, Baheda on the skin has an application time duration of 10-15 minutes.

Turmeric

Curcuma, or Turmeric, a plant native to South-East Asia, is widely used as a spice especially in Indian cuisine but also as a treatment for face and hair care. As a mask for the skin, Curcuma is useful for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and acne and is a powerful anti-wrinkle due to its antioxidant action. It also accelerates wound healing. It is advisable to use it in very few doses as it can slightly yellow the skin. For hair it is used for the treatment of dandruff, as a growth stimulant, while as a tincture it is recommended to those who have light blond and light brown hair to get warm blond or golden tones. It is used in combination with Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) to obtain very warm copper tones or with Cassia to revive blond tones.

Preparation and method of use

Mix the Turmeric with warm or boiling water if you want to use it to make a compress on your hair, until you get a soft consistency. Apply the paste to damp hair. Leave on for 20 to 50 minutes. In case it is used together with other herbs as a dyeing mix, it is advisable to keep in place 1-3 hours. Rinse thoroughly or make a diluted shampoo. The application time is 10-15 minutes as a face mask. It can also be added to other herbs or clays.

Kachur Sugandhi

Particularly appreciated in Ayurvedic medicine the Kachur Sugandhi plant, better known as aromatic ginger, is native to India. Its antioxidant, antibacterial and healing properties make it perfect for the treatment of inflammation and irritation of the skin as well as to soothe irritated scalp. Kachur Sugandhi powder is particularly suitable for fragile, fine and dull hair that restores strength, volume and brightness stimulating growth. .In addition in the Indian tradition it is used for the treatment of dandruff. It is recommended in particular to people with curly hair because it helps to maintain the natural curls.

For skin care and face is indicated for cleansing and for the preparation of scrubs and purifying or anti-age masks because the plant has antioxidant properties, thus counteracting skin aging. In addition, thanks to its antifungal, antibacterial and cicatrizing properties, it frees the pores from impurities. Preparation and method of use Mix the powder with boiling or warm water depending on whether it is used for hair or skin, up to the consistency of one yogurt. Leave on for 20 to 50 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and make a light and diluted shampoo. As a face mask the laying time is 10-15 minutes. It is advisable to use Kachur powder in combination with other Ayurvedic herbs or powders such as Damascena Rose powder.

Robbia

Robbia is a dyeing plant that colors red. Also known by the name of Garanza, in Ayurvedic medicine it is known with the name Manjistha. Addition to Henna it intensifies the color giving it intense cherry tones, if used on the skin promotes the healing of skin tissues damaged by lesions or infections. If used for skin care, it is detoxifying and nourishing as well as an excellent help in case of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, vitiligo and acne and to lighten dark spots on the skin. It is advisable to avoid contact with eyes and mouth.

Preparation and method of use

Mix the powder with warm water for a face mask, with boiling water for a compress on the hair. Apply the paste on dry or wet hair or on the skin of the face like a mask. Application time: 1 hour on the hair, 10 minutes on the face.

 

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