Kesavardhini leaves have been known to be an excellent tonic for natural hair growth. The name “Kesavardhini” literally means “that which can promote hair growth.” This hair pack made using kesavardhini can promote hair growth, strengthen roots, reduce dandruff and stop breakage of hair.
The fatty acids present in Kesavardhini is an amazing hair tonic and revitalizer. In India, Kesavardhini hair oil is very popular for complete hair care. This oil can cool the body and can also ensure overall health of hair. Generally this hair oil is made using kesavardhini leaves and coconut oil.
Aloe vera is another excellent remedy for all hair problems. Aloe vera instantly cools the body from the scalp. It cures itchiness, flaky scalp, dryness and is a remedy for hair fall. In addition, aloe can also condition hair beautifully making it soft and shiny. In addition, the proteolytic enzymes present in aloe can repair skin cells on the scalp and help in hair growth. Regular use of aloe can reduce dandruff and over a period of time, it can prevent the recurrence of dandruff and other yeast infections. Aloe can also be consumed internally to cure diabetes, to promote weight loss and for overall body health.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is an amazing herb that finds a prominent place in Siddha and Ayurveda medicine. When consumed internally, Brahmi leaves can strengthen the nervous system, improve memory and prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia. Brahmi tea can reduce stress, anxiety and signs of depression. When used externally, Brahmi can improve hair growth, stop hair fall, reduce stress and cool the body.
This hair pack can thus not only be useful for good hair growth, but it can also act as an overall body coolant and kee the scalp healthy. Below are the steps to make a Kesavardhini hair pack.
- 1 small leaf Aloe vera
- 20-30 leaves Brahmi Scientific name Bacopa monnieri
- 20-30 leaves Kesavardhini
- Take fresh leaves of Kesavardhini, Brahmi and Aloe. We will primarily be using Kesavardhini leaves. So the other two can be in small quantities.
- Scrap the gel from a small aloe leaf using a spoon or knife. Place the extracted gel in a blender.
- Add cleaned brahmi leaves (stem can also be used) to the blender. The leaves of Brahmi are very tiny. So I have used about 20+ leaves.
- Add Kesavardhini leaves to the blender.
- Now pour in just about 20 ml water to blend. Since aloe is added, this will become like a semi-thick paste. Too much water will cause it to drop after applying.
- Blend well. The paste should ideally be in a yogurt like consistency.
- And done.
- Apply the pack on your scalp and hair.
- Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with a mild shampoo.