Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5 Herbs You Can Add to Your Diet to Grow Healthy Hair Naturally

In the fast paced lifestyle of today, almost all of us are too busy to take out time for ourselves. Particularly for women, who handle the responsibilities of home and office, taking out time for skincare or haircare and self-pampering almost seems like a luxury. Remember the last time you got a hair spa or simply put oil in your hair? Everyone wants perfect hair, but sadly we do not have the time to give our hair the attention that they need.

What All is Wreaking Havoc for Our Hair Health? 

Things like coloring, over shampooing, straightening, hair sprays that we use so often, cause damage to your mane up to an extent that it might take months and years to repair them. Most of us don’t use oil or homemade hair masks because they’re very time consuming. But you can add few herbs in your diet to balance the damage as more than 90 percent of our hair growth depends upon our food.

If you follow a healthy diet and include these 5 magical herbs you can grow healthy hair naturally as these herbs will provide nourishment to your roots.

We all are quite familiar with Aloe Vera, as it has numerous health benefits. It is used in medications and beauty products all around the world and its benefits are scientifically proven. Aloe Vera is one of the most common herbs we come across in our daily lives. Enzymes present in Aloe Vera diffuse the dead skin cells and excess sebum which clogs hair follicles. You can drink packaged aloe vera juice available at grocery stores or create your own version of tasty Aloe Vera juice at home as well. 

Popularly known in India as Tulsi, Basil belongs to the family of mints. Tulsi holds an extremely important place in Hindu mythology and Ayurveda owing to its anti-bacterial and anti- inflammatory properties. It has essential oils like citronella, eugenol, terpineol as well as rich quantities of vitamin A and vitamin K. Basil helps in boosting the blood circulation and keeps your scalp cool, minimizing itchiness and dandruff. All these qualities of basil help in reducing hair fall and prompting regrowth of hair. You can add basil in fresh salads, sauces, pasta, vegetable juices and can buy packaged Tulsi Amrit (essence liquid derived from basil plant) available at medical stores.

3. AMLA (Indian Gooseberry) 
Another familiar name, Amla (Indian gooseberry) is one of the quintessential herbs of Ayurveda, used in the country since ancient times. According to Indian mythology, Queens in India used to wash their hair with amla and shikakai, which rendered them their lustrous, long and thick black hair.
It has high level of Vitamin C, Gallic acid, kaempferol, flavonoids and tannis which aid in increasing collagen production and lead to growth of new hair along with keeping hair follicles strong and nourished. Amla even helps in turning your gray hair back to black.


Fenugreek, generally known as methi used is as an herb, spice or vegetable in Indian cuisines. It has multiple health benefits and can help in dealing with problems related to menopause, diabetes, skin, weight loss, digestion and hair fall or regrowth. Fenugreek is rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium , folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. It increases estrogen levels, improves circulation and exhilarate hair growth.
l You can eat dishes that include methi
l Soak fenugreek seeds overnight, drink that water in morning
l Make a powder of seeds and eat one spoon daily with lukewarm water

You will find ginger in every Asian kitchen as it is being used since 13th and 14th century across the continent. Indian and Chinese food items are incomplete without ginger as it adds a strong pungent flavor to the dishes. Ginger is rich in anti-oxidant gingerol, vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-5 and is anti–inflammatory in nature. It helps in eliminating free radicals which are dangerous to our hair and can cause hair loss, damage and thinning. Ginger increases blood flow to the hair roots and serves as a natural conditioner. You can add ginger to your favorite food, tea or buy herbal ginger tea.

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It’s high time we should start taking out a little time for ourselves from our hectic schedules. Those who cannot hit the salons or spas for extensive haircare can make slight changes in their diet in order to maintain a healthy mane. These natural remedies will take a little time but if you have patience, you will end up seeing visible and long-lasting results. 


Working round the clock and lack of a balanced diet have made more & more people susceptible to skin ailments including dark circles which make a person look tired, dull and aged. The main causes of dark circles are lack of sleep, stress, too much indulgence in watching TV or videos on mobile screens, long hours of working on laptops and computers as well as consumption of alcohol.

In Ayurveda, puffiness and dark circles under your eyes appear because of the lack of Vata and Pitta, which are the fire and air elements in the human body. Dark circles overshadow your beauty, making you appear exhausted. In order to reduce dark circles naturally, you need to get rid of excess heat from the body and rehydrate your delicate under eye skin. Here are some natural products that you can try to get rid of those scary dark circles permanently:


Rose plays a vital role in Ayurveda because of its uncountable benefits. Rose water is rich in anti-oxidants which restore and strengthen under eye skin cells. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, detoxifies, tightens and brightens the skin. Rose water is pH balanced and a natural astringent with Vitamin A and C which helps in invigorating the immune system, opening blocked pores and clearing the dead cells. You can use Ayurvedic Under Eye Creams enriched with rose extracts as these are designed specifically for your gentle under eye skin area with goodness of Ayurvedic herbs and essential oils. You can use fresh or Ayurvedic rose water by simply dabbing a ball of cotton filled with rose water on your eyes, leave it for 15-20 mins and then wash it.   


Turmeric (Haldi) is an herb known for its health and beauty benefits in Ayurveda. It has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of Siddha medicine. Turmeric is also considered Holy, playing a vital role in Hindu spiritualism. Turmeric is anti-bacterial, anti-aging, lightens and brightens the skin owing to its one miraculous component Curcumin which is a natural antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. You can make an anti-dark circle paste using:
l  One teaspoon turmeric powder in 3 spoons of gram flour
l  Add few drops of lemon, rose water and milk
l  Make a smooth paste and apply it under your eyes
l  Leave for 20 mins, wash it off with cool water


Apart from being beneficial for our health milk is a natural skincare product as well. Milk is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 which helps in initiating the formation of new skin cells. Vitamin D rehabilitates skin’s elasticity. Milk contains lactic acid, biotin, protein and Vitamin B16 which reduces puffiness, moisturizes, nourishes, brightens and lightens dark skin. Magnesium present in milk slows down aging process making your skin look more firm, supple and bright.
l  Dip two cotton balls in milk
l  Place them on both of your eyes
l  Leave for 20 mins and wash it off


Almond is famous for health benefits and its oil is used in many herbal skincare products. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, it is an anti-oxidant which reduces skin cell damage and acts as a UV protector against sun rays. Almonds are rich in proteins and Vitamins, help in hydrating and softening skin. Almond oil is anti-inflammatory which results in reduction of puffiness and dark skin, it is a good source of Vitamin K and promotes clotting, reduces discoloration. Massaging with almond oil improves circulation and reduces the presence of the veins under the eye skin. It should be used only at night as almond oil needs time to be absorbed by the skin.
l  Take few drops of almond oil
l  Massage in circular motion under your eyes
l  Leave it overnight, wash it the next morning


Mint is a natural anti-inflammatory cooling agent. It is antiseptic, anti-bacterial and antimicrobial which helps in eliminating harmful toxins that damage under eye skin. As mint is a natural cooling agent, it soothes the skin and flavonoids present in it eliminate the free radicals. It is a natural astringent that compresses blood vessels around eyes reducing visible dark circles. Mint promotes circulation and production of collagen which leads to bright, even and firm skin. Here is how you can make mint paste using mint leaves.
l  Take one cup of fresh mint leaves, add few drops of extra virgin or almond oil
l  Blend it until it turns into a smooth paste
l  Apply paste on clean skin
l  Leave for 15-20 min
l  Wash and gently dry the area, apply a moisturizer

We all encounter dark circles at some point in our life, but if we take care of them in the initial stage then the situation wouldn’t get worse. Most of the cosmetic under eye creams have loads of chemicals present in them, which are harmful for our delicate under eye skin. But with the help of Ayurvedic products and natural ingredients we can get rid of dark circles naturally. So, try out these simple remedies and let us know if they worked for you. 

Along with eliminating the dark circles herbs and nature-based skincare products nourish our skin, eliminate dead skin and promote the growth of new skin. Herbal products are much more affordable and more effective than cosmetic products. So, it is a good idea to give them a try in order to balance our all-hectic and cosmetic products dependent beauty regimen with the goodness of nature.