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|Title:||Medicinal plants for skin and hair care|
|Keywords:||Herbal cosmetics;Ayurvedic medicine;Essential oils;Synthetic chemicals|
|Abstract:||Traditional preparations for herbal beauty care contain several recipes, which may be applied in cosmetic industry without any side effects but with fruitful results. Emblica officinalis Gaertn. (Amla); Acacia concinna DC. (Shikakai); Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl (Priyangu); Curcuma longa Linn. (Haldi); Rubia cordifolia Linn. (Manjith) and Curcuma amada Roxb. (Amhaldi) are strongly suggested for skin and hair care. This paper provides information on uses of Ayurvedic medicinal plants for cure of skin and hair problems and also on herbal cosmetics. Soap-like plants with their source and essential oils are also reported.|
|ISSN:||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.02(1) [January 2003]|
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