There are various herbal plants that can reduce hair fall and improve growth of hair. But the queen of all these herbs is Kesavardhini also known as False Daisy. This plant can promote long and lustrous hair when applied as a hair pack or a hair oil. The recipe here shows how to make Kesavardhini hair oil at home in under 20 minutes.
The plant grows in different climatic conditions and is hence available in most parts of the plant. You can make this a part of your home garden and use the fresh leaves to make this hair oil. but if the fresh leaves aren’t available, many native medicine shops sell the dried leaves in powder form which can also be used to make the oil.
I usually apply the oil, leave it on for about 30 minutes and wash off with a herbal homemade shampoo. You can do this twice a week. Or, you can apply about two teaspoons of the oil everyday on your scalp and leave it on. The second method is more effective.
Store the oil in a cool, dark place. The oil will be good up to 1 year and can be used regularly with no side effects.
Read the recipe below…
- 30 leaves False Daisy Known as Kesavardhini in India.
- 250 ml Coconut oil You can also use olive oil instead.
- To make about 200 ml of False daisy (Kesavardhini) oil, you will need around 30 leaves of the plant and 250 ml coconut oil.
- Wash the leaves and place them on a grinding stone. If you would like to use a blender instead, blend the leaves just for two second with the blender set to 'low'.
- Crush the leaves gently with the grinding stone.
- Now take oil in a pan and add the crushed leaves.
- Boil the leaves in oil for about 10 - 15 minutes. You can see the leaves change colour and there would also be a mild fragrance.
- Switch off.
- Transfer along with the leaves to a vessel and allow the oil to cool down.
- Store in a dark glass or ceramic bottle. Done.