The Indian gooseberry, also known as “Amalaka” in Sanskrit is from a deciduous tree of the Euphorbiaceae family. Has botanical name Phyllanthus emblic or Emblica officinalis. Amla contain useful key constituents like Diterpenes, Flavonoids, Polyphenols, Alkaloids, Benzenoids and antioxidants like ascorbic acid (vitamin C). It works as an antioxidant vitamin to fights signs of external and internal ageing. Amla is reputed to be useful in alopecia and adds luster and strength to the hair. It’s a natural astringent and works as a moisturizing conditioner. Amla contain hair growth-promoting properties as well. Amla oil has a topical solution to give additional nutrition to the scalp and hair to prevent dandruff and hair loss. Amla enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation controlling premature graying of hair. Amla gives soothing effect in irritation and infection to the scalp skin.
Aritha is known as ARISTAKAH, PHENILA in Sanskrit, and Soap nut in English and Sapindus laurifolius in Botanical language. They are form species of twelve of Sapindus shrubs in the soapberry family. Aritha contains Tannic acid and Vitamin C .The seeds are rich in Saponins. Aritha is an antibacterial cleanser; involves in the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface preventing hair loss and controlling dandruff. Aritha is a good cleansingagent for hair and clears sensitive and itchy scalp skin problems.
Shikakai means “fruit for hair” and is a traditional shampoo used in India. It is made from Acacia concinna, a shrub native to the warm, plains of central and south India. Shikakai extract, on hydrolysis yields lupeol and spinasterol and acacic acid lactone, and the sugars like glucose, arabinose and rhamnose. It also contains hexacosanol and spinasterone. Shikakai gives detangling property along with conditioning property to the hair. Shikakai is used in anti-dandruff preparations. Shikakai having natural low pH, is extremely mild. Shikakai strengthen hair roots promoting hair growth.
Henna botanically known as Lawsonia inermis, is a flowering plant, the sole species in the genus Lawsonia in the family Lythraceae. Hennacontains lawsone (C10H6O3), the active ingredient and a naturally occurring naphthoquinone along with Flavonoids and simple phenols. Hennaleaves have a red-orange dye, lawsone, and the highest dye concentration is in the petiole (the central vein). Young leaves have the highest petiole dye content. The dye content reduces as leaves grow Older. Lawsone has an affinity for bonding with protein, and thus has been used to dye skin and hair. Henna is a powerful and natural hair conditioner that can help heal the hair shaft by repairing and sealing the cuticle, protecting hair against breakage and loss of shine. Henna also imparts excellent conditioning affect as well as thickness to the hair. Hennais excellent for the maintenance of healthy hair controlling dandruff. Henna tones and promotes healthy scalp removing excess oil from the scalp. Henna relieves headaches and scalp tension
Aloevera also known as the medicinal aloe, is a species of succulent plant have synonem names like Aloe indica Royle, Aloe perfoliata L. Aloevera constitutes of eight essential amino acids which are not made by our body though required desparatly , twelve anthraquinones, ten major enzymes, minerals, vitamins, lignins, monosaccharide, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols. Aloevera includes the enzyme which is beneficial in stimulating new hair production treating hair loss. Aloevera have properties of anti-inflammatory which are helpful in fighting against Androgenetic Alopecia. Aloevera helps you get thick, healthy and strong hair. Aloevera improves blood circulation and prevents excess stress and mental labor if used in appropriate way.
Olive is a fruit obtained from the olive Olea europaea family Oleaceae, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. Olive oil is composed mainly of the mixed triglyceride esters of oleic acid and palmitic acid and of other fatty acids, along with traces of squalene (up to 0.7%) and sterols (about 0.2% phytosterol and tocosterols). Olive oil contains potent antioxidant properties which are due to esters of tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol, including oleocanthal and oleuropein. Olive oil moisturizes and soothes the dry or sun damaged scalp skin. Olive oil rapidly penetrates down to the scalp and hair follicles which are generally clogged by hardened build-up of sebum that clogs the hair follicles therefore loosing ability to function properly. Olive oil leaves them clean and free to continue their normal function. Olive oil can leave the hair clean and supple, while bringing shimmering and suppleness to them.
Almond from Prunus dulcis species of tree native to the Middle East has botanical name Prunus amygdalus Batsch, Amygdalus communis Lamygdalus dulcis Mill. Almond are rich in essential amino acid ,vitamin E, mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, magnesium and phosphorus; protein, calcium, iron and vitamin B complex. Almond oil nourishes hair and smoothes hair cuticles. Almond oil makes hair long, strong and thick. Almond oil massage adds shine to the hair and controls hair fall.
Garlicalso known as Allium sativum is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. Garlic contains the sulfur containing compounds like alliin, ajoene, diallylsulfide, dithiin, S-allylcysteine, and enzymes, vitamin B, proteins, minerals, saponins, flavonoids, and maillard reaction products, which are non-sulfur containing compounds. Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. Garlic provides nourishment topically to the hair follicles, especially if the nourishment of the hair follicles is being blocked by DHT or by bad diet. Garlic may act to cure hair loss and baldness.
Rosemary also known as Rosmarinus officinalis is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves from the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary contains a number of potentially biologically active compounds, including antioxidants such as carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid. Other bioactive compounds include camphor, caffeic acid, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, rosmaridiphenol, and rosmanol. Rosemary is used to combat the fall of hair, stimulate the growth of new locks, strengthen hair roots, support hair follicles, eliminate dandruff, and clean the scalp and hair of impurities. Rosemary support hair follicles eliminate dandruff. Rosemary clean the scalp and hair impurities.
Tea tree oil also known as melaleuca oil is a clear to very pale golden hydrophobic essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil constitutes essential oils like terpin-4-ol, present in concentrations of 40% or more. The related species contain eucalyptol, cineole, nerolidol, viridiflorol, or phenylpropanoids. Tea tree oilis a natural agent that is effective against all three categories of infectious organisms: bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is commonly used as an antiseptic, germicide, antibacterial, fungicide or anti-inflammatory agent. Tea tree oil is used for head lice dandruff, abrasions, sunburn. Tea tree oil is used for head lice dandruff, abrasions, sunburn.
Lemon has been widely used for skin and hair care. The acidic contents of lemon make it an excellent cleanser for oily skin as well as a natural hair lightener for blonde hairs. Lemon juice contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that helps to exfoliate dead cells from skin thus giving it a rejuvenated fresh look. Its acidic element is a natural cure for a number of body ailments. It has natural bleaching components that help to improve complexion. Lemon essential oil is known to rejuvenate and restore the skin. It is extremely effective as a whitening agent or as a clarifier and astringent in skincare products. Lemons are a great addition to skincare products because they can help reduce wrinkles and treat blemishes. Lemon is used to treat dandruff and strengthen hair’s elasticity and adds brightness to hair.