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Ayurvedic Herbs

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OUR PRODUCTS - Shikakai Powder

We pride to offer you our 100% Pure, Natural and Fresh SHIAKAKI POWDER that is prepared by precisely executed manufacturing processes, including cleaning, drying and pulverizing the best quality Acacia Concinna Fruit pods procured from some special geographic regions in India considered ideal for their cultivation. This especially developed Shikakai Powder helps in reducing hair fall and premature hair graying, it stimulates hair growth by strengthening hair roots, and acts as a natural hair cleanser to give healthy hair. Our finished products are rich in principle medicinal essence, and are absolutely free from any synthetic additives, artificial coloring agents, pesticides or other harmful chemical substances. Thus, our hair-care Shikakai powders is 100% Natural, Pure & Safe!

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: A. concinna extracts are used in natural shampoos or hair powders and the tree is now grown commercially in India and Far East Asia. The plant parts used for the dry powder or the extract are the bark, leaves or pods. The bark contains high levels of saponins, which are foaming agents found in several other plant species used as shampoos or soaps. Saponin-containing plants have a long history of use as mild cleaning agents. Saponins from the plant's pods have been traditionally used as a detergent, and in Bengal for poisoning fish; they are documented to be potent marine toxins.

USES / APPLICATIONS: Acacia concinna has been used traditionally for hair care in the Indian Subcontinent since ancient times. It is one of the Ayurvedic medicinal plants. The fruit is known in India as shikakai "fruit for hair" in its use as a traditional shampoo. In order to prepare it the fruit pods, leaves and bark of the plant are dried, ground into a powder, then made into a paste. While this traditional shampoo does not produce the normal amount of lather that a sulfate-containing shampoo would, it is considered a good cleanser. It is mild, having a naturally low pH, and doesn't strip hair of natural oils. Usually no conditioner is needed, for shikakai also acts as a detangler. An infusion of the leaves has been used in anti-dandruff preparations.

We all know about the use of shikakai for hair but you will be surprised at the amazing uses and benefits of shikakai for skin, especially in treating skin related diseases. It can treat skin related diseases like scabies, dry skin and regular use of shikakai on the skin can prevent further skin infections. Shikakai apart from it's use as hair wash powder, can be used to treat various disease of the scalp too. Hair packs made with shikakai powder, is very beneficial in stimulating hair growth and treating dandruff. However shikakai by itself is a bit drying on the hair, so we always try to mix it with other ingredients that act as a conditioning agent. I like to buy whole shikakai pods, as most of the homemade preparations require whole shikakai pods. You can store whole shikakai pods for almost a year, but you have to sundry them really well before storing them, else they spoil quickly. To make shikakai powder at home, after sun drying it well you can grind it in bulk in the place where they grind the flours. Homemade shikakai powder is much better than store bought ones, but make sure to grind it very finely.

DIRECTION FOR USE: For best results, add at least 1 tbsp of shikakai powder to 25 grams of your henna or cassia powder mixture. OR

-Mix powder (desired quantity) with warm to hot water. Let it cool.

-Apply shikakai paste or mixed herbal blended paste, by sections starting from the back and moving forward.

-Wrap your hair and allow to sit for 1-6 hours.

-Rinse or wash paste out.

We make an antiseptic wash for scabies using shikakai. To make the wash, first soak turmeric in hot water and rub it into a paste. Take a long piece of shikakai and burn it directly in the fire, till it turns dark. Wait for it cool and grind it into a fine powder. Mix both ground turmeric paste and ground shikakai powder with boiled water. Strain and use as a antiseptic wash on the affected area. Both shikakai and turmeric have anti fungal, anti microbial and anti bacterial properties, that makes this an effective wash for scabies.