Herbs and Natural Remedies


Neem
(Azadirachta indica)

Blood purifier, beauty enhancer

Pimples: Mix neem powder, red sandalwood powder and curd in equal proportions. Apply the paste on the affected area
Dandruff: Heat coconut oil with 100 gms.of neem powder and apply to your hair once a week.

Tulsi – Basil
(Ocimum sanctum)

Antiseptic

Face pack: Basil (stem/leaves) juice, lime juice and honey can work wonders to your oily skin.
Pimples: Blend crushed basil with mint (pudina) juice & lime juice. Apply this on your pimples.

Amla – Gooseberry
(Emblica officinalis)

* One of the purest forms of natural Vitamin C.
* Nourishes the hair, thickening and darkening it at the same time.
* Good tonic for the eyes.

Hair tonic: Mix henna powder, gooseberry, curd & lemon juice. Apply this to your hair and leave it for an hour. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

* CHAYAWANPRASH AVLEHA
* JUNIOR CHAYAWANPRASH
* AMLAKI RASAYAN
* KABZ CARE

Shikakai
(Acacia concinna)

Hair-vitaliser.

Herbal shampoo: Make a paste of shikakai, soap nut and gooseberry powder. This would serve as an effective herbal shampoo.

Reetha – Soap nut
(Sapindus trifoliatus)

Excellent hair tonic
Dandruff: Mix soap nut with water and apply once a week.

Brahmi – Indian pennywort
(Bacopa monnieri)

* Relieves anxiety & tension.
* Enhances memory power.
* Effective for nervous disorders

Memory enhancer: Crush few tender leaves of Indian pennywort and express the juice after filtering with a clean cloth.Take 2 tea spoon of Brahmi juice before meal.

* MEMOREX
* Stress Guard
* SHANKHAPUSHPI SYRUP
* BRAHMI BATI

Mehendi – Henna
(Lawsonia albla)

Excellent hair conditioner & tonic.

Herbal bleach: Make a blend of cucumber, orange & lemon juice with henna and apply

Ghritkumari – Indian Aloe Vera
(Aloe vera)

* Used for liver & spleen disorder.
* Promotes & regulates menstrual period.
* Hair vitalizer.

Liver disorder: Indian aloe is a form of cactus. After peeling the hard skin, the pulp to be cored from inside. Take a leaf from the pulp with black salt and ginger juice every morning for 10 days.

Promotes hair growth /arrests hair loss: Mix Aloe Vera gel with, castor oil, olive oil and apply. Skin nourisher: Massage a blend of castor and mustard oil with aloe vera gel into your skin and wait for the magic!

* KUMARI ASAVA
* KUMARI ASAVA No – 3
* RAJAHPRAVARTANI BATI

Eucalyptus
(Eucalyptus citriodara)

* Best solution for blocked nose & sore throat.
* Excellent deodorant.
* Effective for acne and boils

Acne & boils: Mix eucalyptus oil with mustard oil and apply on the affected zone.
NILGIRI TAIL

Chandan – Sandalwood
(Santalum album)

* Skin freshener.
* Soul-stirring fragrance.

Glowing skin:Make a paste of sandalwood with Fuller’s Earth (multani mitti), besan, barley flour and wheat flour and apply.
Stubborn acnes & pimples: Use sandalwood with neem and basil powder.

* CHANDAN KA TAIL
* CHANDANASAVA
* CHANDANADI BATI
* PITTA TEA

Jyotishmati / Malkangani –
Staff-tree
(Celastrus paniculatus)

Excellent pain reliever

Relieves pain: Apply staff-tree oil on the affected area.

* SMRITISAGAR RAS
* SMRITISAGAR RAS

Nirgundi
Five-leafed chaste
(Vitex negundo)

* Essential for acne, boils, eczema and hair loss.
* Popular deodorant

Acne,Boils, Eczema:Apply the ground and boiled leaves on the affected zone.

Feeling & looking fresh: Mix boiled leaves with your bath water and use it. You will be gifted with a glowing skin

* LEPRIN

Til – Sesame
(Sesamun indicum)

* Promotes hair growth.
* Acts as a herbal dye.

For soft & smooth hair: Apply sesame oil and massage lightly before bath

* SAPTAGUN TAILA(OIL)
* SRI GOPAL TAILA

Bhringaraj
(Eclipta alba)

* Essential hair tonic

Thick, dark hair : Apply a mixture of bhringaraj, gooseberry, coconut, almond and olive .

* MAHABHRINGRAJ TAILA
* BHRINGRAJASAVA

Kesar – Saffron
(Crocus sativus)

* Effective for pimples
* Skin cleanser

For fair complexion: Blend a few strands of saffron in a cup of raw milk and let it soak overnight. Apply on to your skin the next morning and leave it for at least an hour.

 

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