Soap Pod / Shikakai (Dried)
Soap Pod / Shikakai
Hindi - Shikakai Tamil - Shikakai , Chikaikka Telugu - Cheekaya Kannada - Sheegae, Shige Kayi Malayalam - Cheeyakayi, Chinik-kaya, Shikai, Cheenikka Marati - Reetha Sanskrit - Bahuphenarasa, Bhuriphena, Charmakansa, Charmakasa, Phenila Common English Names - Soap Pod Botanical Name - Acacia concinna
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About Soap Pod / Shikakai :
Shikakai is a climbing, most well-known for the natural shampoo derived from its fruit. Thorny branches have brown smooth stripes – thorns are short, broad-based, flattened. Leaves are with caducous stipules not thorn-like. Leaf stalks are 1-1.5 cm long with a prominent gland about the middle. Leaves are double-pinnate, with 5-7 pairs of pinnae, the primary rachis being thorny, velvety. Each pinnae has 12-18 pairs of leaflets, which are oblong-lance shaped, 3-10 mm long, pointed, obliquely rounded at base. Inflorescence is a cluster of 2 or 3 stalked rounded flower-heads in axils of upper reduced leaves, appearing paniculate. Stalk carrying the cluster is 1-2.5 cm long, velvety. Flower-heads about 1 cm in diameter when mature. Flowers are pink, without or with reduced subtending bracts. Pods are thick, somewhat flattened, stalked, 8 cm long, 1.5-1.8 cm wide.
Shikakai scientifically known as Acacia concinna is a shrub like tree grown in Central India. It has been used since centuries as cleanser for hair and body. Due to presence of saponins in its bark, it lathers moderately when shaken with water. It is rich in vitamin C and also Vitamins A, D, E and K and other antioxidants which are very essential for healthy and quick growth of hair naturally. These vitamins help in providing necessary micro-nutrients to the hair follicle to nourish hair and grow fast and healthy.
The leaves, barks and fruit pods of shikakai are dried, powdered and made into a paste at home to apply on hair. Regular use of shikakai will strengthen your hair strands and reduce hair fall. It also helps to get rid of dandruff and other hair and scalp problems. Besides, shikakai is used in many shampoos and hair medicines for its hair strengthening and conditioning properties. Natural herbs are considered best to use in hair care. One such herb that is widely used and gives extremely amazing result for hair is Shikakai. Shikakai has been used for skin and hair care from ancient times and its benefits are mentioned in Ayurveda.
Amazing Health Benefits of Soap Pod / Shikakai :
Shikakai is known to soften and smoothen your hair naturally, by releasing essential oils and vitamins that are key to hair growth. It promotes hair growth and keeps your hair looking soft and shiny .
- Fights Dandruff
Shikakai can be used to treat your scalp, and get rid of your pesky dandruff woes without any side effects. It is a great solution to dandruff worries, with its antifungal, antibacterial and nutritional properties.
- Fights Dandruff
Shikakai is a key ingredient in making soothing hair packs. Usually composed of Shikakai, amla, yogurt and soap nut, these cooling packs can be of sound relief particularly during hot weather.
Precaution of Soap Pod / Shikakai :
Excessive use of Shikakai may cause Asthma and Respiratory Disorders. If applied constantly, it may make the scalp oily.
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