Botanical Name: Acacia rugata
Common Name: Shikakai
Parts Used: Leaves, Bark and Fruit pods
Description: Shikakai a is a small shrub-like tree which grows in India. Its pod-like fruit is collected, dried and then ground into a fine powder.
Active Compounds: Lupeol, Spinasterol, Acacic acid, lactone, Natural sugar glucose, arabinose and rhamnose.It also contains hexacosanol, spinasterone, oxalic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, succinic acid, ascorbic acid, the alkaloids calyctomine and nicotine.
Medicinal Properties: Provides New Life to Hair Strands strengthens Hair Roots increases Bounciness and Silkiness of Hair clears Dandruff
Uses: To cleanse hair, for promoting hair growth, preventing dandruff, strengthening the hair from its roots