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   Organic Shikakai(Acacia Concinna)

Product Type - Shikakai(Acacia Concinna)
Botanical Name - Acacia Concinna
Family Name - Mimosaceae (Leguminosae)

   Introduction

Shikakai is a prickly, scandent shrub, growing in tropical jungles shrub throughout India, particularly in Deccan. The scientific name/Latin name of shikakai is Acacia concinna. It belongs to the Leguminosae family. The word 'shikakai' means "fruit for hair" and is a traditional variety of shampoo.


   Description

 

The Shikakai leaves of this woody plant are bipinnate. It has yellow flowers with anxillary heads. The pods are brown, wrinkled and notched when dry. There are 6 to 10 seeds in a pod usually. These days it is commercially cultivated in India.. Shikakai acts as an natural astringent for hair enhancing as it consists binding properties. It is therefore more beneficial to people as contrasted to those chemical-filled shampoo available in the market.


   Uses for Natural Shikakai(Acacia Concinna)

  The Shikakai leaves have an acidic taste and are used in chutneys.
 Used to manufacture natural and organic pesticides and insecticides, can be used as an     antifeedant and helps in the growth and promotion of plants.


   Medicinal Uses Of Organic Shikakai(Acacia Concinna)

 

  Shikakai is used as natural hair cleanser and conditioner.
  shikakai powder or the extract from the bark, leaves or pods is used as a hair cleansing agent.
  It is very effective in removing oil and dirt from hair. The normal practice is to apply oil to hair     and scalp and allow it soak for sometime.
  shikakai is Used to manufacture face and body creams in the personal hygiene industry.
 Shikakai is used to control dandruff, promoting hair growth and strengthening hair roots. Its     leaves are used in malarial fever.
  Extracts of the ground pods have been used for various skin diseases.
  An extract of the shikakai leaves is used to cure malarial fever.
  A decoction of the pods relieves biliousness and acts as a purgative.


  Health Benefits Of Shikakai(Acacia Concinna)

  Shikakai contains100 times more vitamin C than grapefruit, apart from abundant antioxidants     such as vitamins A, D, E and K that promote healthy hair growth.

 
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