Have you heard of a herb that can purify your blood and fight arthritis? If not, know more about burdock – a herb known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial effects. From curing skin disorders to boosting your overall health, it has immense potential. This herb contains carbohydrates, volatile oils,[.....]
Used as a popular base note in perfumes, patchouli oil is a time-tested remedy for relieving stress, depression, and sexual anxiety as well. Applied topically, the oil is not only a potent antidote for skin infections like staph/candida, but can take care of acne and dandruff too. It can even help keep off mosquitoes, bedbugs, thanks to its insecticidal properties.
Widely known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil deserves a permanent spot in your natural medicine cabinet. You can reach out to this holistic healing remedy not only for fungal infections like athlete's foot, jock itch, toenail fungus, or scabies, but to eradicate dandruff, head lice too. To ensure safe usage, always dilute with carrier oil.
Immensely rich in nutrition, walnuts are pretty much the jack of all trades! While its consumption holds benefits for brain and heart health, a decoction of dried walnut leaves works wonders as an antiperspirant wash and even helps you get rid of large pores, unsightly zits on your face. The walnut oil is also sought after for hair care and to prevent aging skin.
While there are many factors that contribute to hair loss, all natural herbs are the safest option you can look up to stimulate hair growth on your scalp. Best picks include - aloe vera, peppermint, thyme, rosemary, lavender, tea tree, and safflower. All you need to do is massage the extracted gel or oil gently into the scalp and wash off after 15-20 mins using a mild shampoo.
An unpleasant smell from the hair is intrusive and daunting. Various reasons like an oily scalp, dandruff, applying conditioner to the scalp, excessive sweating, pollution, bacterial infection, and fungal infection contribute to the odor. While some are the results of poor hygiene, some are due to hormonal imbalances or environmental factors.[.....]
In a bowl, whisk in 1 mashed banana, 1T honey, 2T olive oil, 1/2c yogurt. Apply the mask to the scalp, hair ends and let it sit for about an hour. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo. You can try the same with a blend of 1/2c each of warm olive oil and aloe vera gel; 1c milk, 1T honey, 3-4 strawberries; 1c fresh coconut milk, juice of a lemon; or 2 eggs, 4T olive oil.
The very healthy olive oil is not just beneficial for the overall health of the body or the skin, the topical application of the oil is found to benefit hair growth and to keep the strands long and shining as well. The antioxidant qualities of the oil prevent oxidative damage, improving the cellular function of the body resulting in healthier hair with no hair fall. The beneficial fatty acids in the oil keep the scalp and hair moisturized. The oil is also found to protect hair from sun damage and help in lice prevention.
Chock-full of vital nutrients, curry leaves makes an excellent home remedy to rescue you from a multitude of hair problems. While its blend with fenugreek oils, brahmi, and amla, when applied topically stimulates hair growth, the blanked residue of boiled curry leaves can help prevent premature graying too. You can also mix it with yogurt to help fight dandruff.
Start with some lifestyle tweaks like eating fewer carbs and fat and more food sources of vit A, staying away from heat, stress and not combing the hair often. Some natural products like apple cider vinegar and a hair mask with egg yolk and honey are found to be effective. For a quick fix, you can try a dry shampoo with arrowroot powder or baking soda.
Anti-lice shampoos and other chemical treatments can be harsh, especially on children. A natural, safe alternative is tea tree oil, used alone or in combination with gentle treatments like nerolidol, lavender oil, or coconut oil. It can be used as a spray or added to a shampoo. To use: massage the sol. onto the scalp and hair; wash off and comb wet hair to remove the dead lice.
Seborrheic dermatitis might sound like something out of a scary movie. In reality, it encompasses everything from dandruff to skin rashes. The causes can range from fungal infections to an overactive immune system and skin allergies. Needless to say, it can get pretty complicated. The only way to deal with the condition is to treat the symptoms as they appear. And while over-the-counter medications are readily available, natural treatments can also lend a hand.
Specks from dandruff are flakes of scalp skin that easily fall off. If you have lice, those specks are parasites clinging tightly to your hair. Itching is a common trait of both. Dandruff can be caused by seborrhea or even be a reaction to hair products. Lice come from close contact with someone who already has it. Anti-dandruff shampoos, honey, neem, and tea tree oil work on dandruff; pesticidal lotions, manual wet combing, petroleum jelly, and neem can treat lice.
Castor oil has been trusted for hair growth by many cultures since ancient times. Its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties make it a wonderful hair potion. It helps hair growth and brings back lost hair luster. Castor oil also fights dandruff and scalp infections. Use the cold-pressed variety in combination with other oils like coconut oil. Give the latest craze, Jamaican black castor oil a shot.
The versatile onion has the power to do much more than just add depth, flavor to your meal. In fact, onion juice, rich in sulfur and other vital minerals, is an effective remedy for those struggling with hair loss, especially due to alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition. To apply - massage your scalp with a mix of onion juice and honey; wait 30 mins, then rinse it out.
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