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Herbal cosmetics and Beauty Therapy

Many of the ancient Indian Ayurvedic texts describe various therapies aimed at retaining youthful health and beauty. In fact the Panchakarma rejuvenation therapy and Rasayana therapies are simply treatments meant to combat the onset of ageing. These days people are also beset by various diseases caused by the stress and strain of modern life which in turn affect their looks. This text tries to set out some tried and tested home remedies for such beauty care problems.

In fact, more than as mere remedies, it would be better to consider many of these applications as part of a daily routine. Take for example the matter of skin care. Ageing leaves wrinkles on the skin. By adopting certain skin care measures set out in this text as part of your daily routine, the pace of ageing and the intensity of its impact on your skin can be reduced.

Contents

  1. Anti graying - Hair : Gooseberry
  2. Grey hair solution with henna leaves
  3. Hair graying : curry leaves & buttermilk
  4. Hair anti graying : various herbs
  5. Herbal beauty tip for grey hair and...
  6. Dandruff : Cashew tree leaf
  7. Dandruff : Eclipta & Sacred basil
  8. Beauty solution for dandruff with herbs
  9. Herbal shampoo for dandruff
  10. Beauty solution for dandruff with lime
  11. Beauty tip for dandruff
  12. Dandruff herbal oil
  13. Chancre on scalp herbal oil
  14. Chancre on scalp herbal shampoo
  15. Softness of hair
  16. Herbal oil for soft hair
  17. Hair growth : Fenugreek
  18. Herbal shampoo for hair growth
  19. A beauty solution for hair growth
  20. Tips for hair growth : Maalathyadi taila
  21. Hair growth : Phyllanthus, Hibiscus etc.
  22. Hair growth : gooseberry, hibiscus etc
  23. Herbs based beauty therapy for hair growth
  24. Medicinal oil for hair growth
  25. Hair loss : Cinnamon leaf, coconut milk
  26. Hair loss : Thorn apple, Sesame oil
  27. Hair loss : Aloe vera
  28. Hair loss : Country mallow
  29. Hair loss : Snake gourd
  30. Hair loss : Gooseberry, Castor oil
  31. Hair loss : Liquorice, costus
  32. Hair loss : Nut grass, Sesame oil
  33. Hair loss : Chembarathyadi taila
  34. Falling off of hair in patches : bitter gourd
  35. Hair falling in patches : Phyllanthus
  36. Hair colour : curry leaf, coconut oil
  37. Colouring of hair : Henna leaf
  38. Colouring of hair : gooseberry
  39. Herbal oil for hair colour
  40. Blackness of hair : Aloe vera, Eclipta
  41. Herbal shampoo for blackness of hair
  42. Hair colour : Indian indigo, Henna
  43. Hair colour : gooseberry, curd
  44. Hair colour : Puncture vine, sesame flower
  45. Hair colour : Herbal shampoo
  46. Oil made with herbs for hair colour
  47. Herbal shampoo for hair colour with niruri leaves
  48. Head lice : curry leaves
  49. Head lice : sacred basil, Phyllanthus
  50. Head lice : Fenugreek, Vetiver, Camphor
  51. Head lice : Lime juice & Garlic
  52. Head lice : Coconut milk, pepper, sacred...
  53. Head lice : Sacred basil, camphor, seasame oil
  54. Face Glow : Anutaila
  55. Face glow : Lodhri, Red sandalwood, Madder
  56. Face glow : Marigold
  57. Face glow : Black musali
  58. Face glow : Barley, Liquorice, Lodhri
  59. Face glow : Turmeric, tree turmeric, liquorice etc
  60. Face glow : Red cotton tree, milk
  61. Face glow : Jute
  62. Face glow : Arjuna herb
  63. Face glow : Indian jujube, butter, honey, molasses
  64. Face glow : Indian madder, Lotus petals,...
  65. Face glow : Jasmine, Rose water
  66. Face glow : sandalwood, lodhri, turmeric
  67. Face glow : Saffron
  68. Face glow : Kumkumaditaila
  69. Face glow : Naalpamaram, rosewater
  70. Face glow : Costus, gooseberry, vetiver,...
  71. Face glow : Red sandalwood, turmeric, sacred basil
  72. Face glow : Raisins, lime juice
  73. Face glow : For spring (March – April)
  74. Face glow : For summer (May – June)
  75. Face glow : For the rainy season (July – August)
  76. Face glow : For autumn (September – October)
  77. Face glow : For winter (January - February)
  78. Face glow : Indian jujube, vasaka, white...
  79. Scars and blemishes : Red sandalwood & honey
  80. Scars : Turmeric, Lime juice, Cow’s milk
  81. Scars : Turmeric, Lime tree leaves
  82. Scars : Turmeric, Buttermilk
  83. Dark patches on face : Turmeric, Giant Milkweed
  84. Dark patches : Banyan tree leaves, butter
  85. Dark patches : Vetiver, honey
  86. Dark patches : Anutaila or Kumkumadi taila
  87. Dark patches : Arjuna, Honey
  88. Dark patches : Indian madder, honey
  89. Dark patches : Red sandalwood, indian...
  90. Dark patches : Cumin, Fennel, black...
  91. Dark patches : Mango tree shoots, Java...
  92. Dark circles under the eyes : Red sandalwood,...
  93. Dark circles : Rosewater
  94. Dark circles : Honey
  95. Acne : Cucumber, Red sandalwood
  96. Acne : Neem, Turmeric
  97. Acne : Green gram, Turmeric, Neem leaves
  98. Acne : Wild turmeric, Sandalwood, Rosewater
  99. Acne : Neem, Sacred basil, Wild turmeric
  100. Acne : Mint leaves
  101. Acne : Wild turmeric, green gram powder
  102. Acne : Banyan tree leaves
  103. Acne : Naalpamaradi coconut oil, green gram powder
  104. Acne : Gorojanam
  105. Acne : Red sandalwood, Butter, green gram powder
  106. Beauty therapy for acne with herbs
  107. Acne : Mustard, Sweet flag, Lodhri, Rock salt etc.
  108. Acne : Saffron, Coconut milk
  109. Acne : Red sacred basil
  110. Acne : Neem
  111. Growth of facial hair
  112. Growth of facial hair : Green gram,...
  113. Growth of facial hair : Wild turmeric,...
  114. Facial hair : Papaya, turmeric
  115. Burning & discomfort in the Eyes : Red Pualele
  116. Burning & discomfort in the Eyes : East...
  117. Reddening & itching in the eyes : Gooseberry,...
  118. Anjanam - medicinal eye liner
  119. Collyrium or Eye liner – Fleabane, Ghee,...
  120. Eye liner : Tree Turmeric
  121. Eye liner : Five leaved chaste tree,...
  122. Eye liner : Indian valerian, costus,...
  123. Medicinal Kohl : Lac and tree turmeric
  124. Boil on the edge of the eyelids : Chebulic...
  125. Boil on the edge of the eyelids : Drumstick...
  126. Eyebrows : Castor oil
  127. Conjunctivitis or red eyes : East indian rosebay
  128. Conjunctivitis or red eyes : Honey
  129. Cracked lips : Butter
  130. Cracked lips : Liquorice, Honey
  131. Lips colour: Arecanut
  132. Lips colour : Betel leaf
  133. Lips colour : Shathradhauthaghrutham
  134. Lips colour : Gooseberry
  135. Lips colour : Rose, Rosewater
  136. Mouth bad breath : Nutmeg, salt, pepper
  137. Mouth bad breath : Mango tree leaf or...
  138. Bad breath : Costus, Sour cherry, Cardamom,...
  139. Bad breath : Pomegranate
  140. Bad breath : Costus, Cardamom, Liquorice,...
  141. Infection in the gums : Pepper, Salt,...
  142. Infection in the gums and mouth ulcers...
  143. Infection in the gums and mouth ulcers...
  144. Mouth ulcer : Five leaved chaste tree leaf
  145. Mouth ulcer : Gooseberry, Honey
  146. Herbal tooth powder
  147. Sweetness of the voice : Liquorice,...
  148. Sweetness of the voice : Dried ginger,...
  149. Sweetness of the voice : Raisins, Jaggery, Milk
  150. Sweetness of voice : Mango tree leaves
  151. Body odour
  152. Body odour : Lodhri, Java plum, Arjuna
  153. Body odour : Sandalwood, Saffron, Lodhri,...
  154. Body odour : Sacred basil, Khas-khas
  155. Body Odour : Chebulic Myrobalan
  156. Body odour : Siris, Vetiver, Mesua, Lodhri
  157. Body odour : Indian Sarsaparilla
  158. Body odour : Pavonia, Sandalwood, Lodhri,...
  159. Body odour : Betel, Costus, Chebulic myrobalan
  160. Body odour : Bael, Chebulic myrobalan
  161. Body odour : Garden Rue
  162. Body odour : Shikakai, Fenugreek
  163. Body Odour : Valerian, Costus, Vetiver,...
  164. Lustrous complexion : Gooseberry, Honey
  165. Lustrous Complexion : Almond oil, Green...
  166. Lustrous Complexion : Winter Cherry,...
  167. Lustrous complexion : Hogweed, fleabane,...
  168. Lustrous skin : Beal flower, lotus flower,...
  169. Lustrous complexion : Turmeric, Green gram, Lime
  170. Lustrous skin : Sandalwood, Saffron
  171. Lustrous skin : Rose, Rosewater
  172. Strengthening of the body : Winter cherry,...
  173. Strengthening of the body : Dry ginger,...
  174. Strengthening of the body : Winter cherry,...
  175. Strengthening of the body : Country...
  176. Hair Growth – Body : Turmeric, Green gram
  177. Excessive hair growth : Turmeric, Bengal...
  178. Excessive hair growth : Chebulic myrobalan...
  179. Excessive hair growth : Golden shower, Naalpamaram
  180. Excessive hair growth : Orpiment
  181. Excessive hair growth : Turmeric, Coconut oil
  182. Excessive hair growth : Siris, Coconut...
  183. Losing weight : Honey
  184. Losing weight : Dried ginger, Sesame oil
  185. Losing weight : Embelia, Barley, Chebulic...
  186. Losing weight : Curry leaf, ghee
  187. Losing weight : Thyme leaved gratiola, Honey
  188. Stretch marks : Elaadi taila, Cardamom powder
  189. Skin burns : Little tree plant, curd
  190. Skin burns : Date Palm seeds, Coconut oil
  191. Darkness of the neck : Papaya, Rock salt, Camphor
  192. White spots of albinism : Onion, Mustard oil
  193. Scabs and ulcers : Onion, Turmeric
  194. Blemishes : Elaadi taila, Green gram powder
  195. Dry skin : Ghee
  196. Fungal infections : Neem, Turmeric,...
  197. Scurf : Sandalwood, Borax, Lime juice
  198. Scurf : Sacred basil, Lime juice
  199. Scurf : Mustard, water
  200. Scurf : Lime juice, Salt
  201. Scurf : Betel, Garlic
  202. Ringworm : Sacred basil, Turmeric
  203. Skin diseases : Turmeric, Ash gourd
  204. Skin ailments : Turmeric, Mustard
  205. Skin diseases : Turmeric, Giant Milkweed
  206. Skin ailments : Sacred basil, Sulphur
  207. Skin problems : Sacred basil, Onion,...
  208. Skin diseases : Neem, Mustard oil, Turmeric
  209. Skin diseases : Bannimbu
  210. Skin ailments : Embelia, Gooseberry...
  211. Skin diseases : Oleander, Easter tree and Pongam
  212. Skin ailments : Garden rue, Turmeric
  213. Lustrous complexion & softness – Elaadi...
  214. Lustrous complexion and softness : Nutmeg, Milk
  215. Lustrous complexion and softness : Siris
  216. Smooth skin : Siris tree leaves, Lodhri,...
  217. Lustrous complexion and softness : Sesame,...
  218. Lustrous Complexion : Sandalwood, Rosewater,...
  219. ...
  220. Lustrous complexion for children : Coconut...
  221. Eczematic ailments in children : Ashoka...
  222. Wart (Palunni) : Liquorice, Honey
  223. Breasts healthy figure : Little tree...
  224. Breasts healthy figure : Yuvathyadi taila
  225. Breasts growth : Prickly pear leaves
  226. Breasts growth : Prickly pear, Vidaryadi Ghruta
  227. Breasts growth : Prickly pear, Ghee
  228. Breasts growth : Sweet flag, Long pepper,...
  229. Breasts healthy figure : Indian sarsaparilla,...
  230. Breasts healthy figure : Country mallow,...
  231. Ailments of the breasts : Vetiver, Sandalwood,...
  232. Breasts ailments : Sesame, Ixora, Hitocratia
  233. Breasts ailments : Liquorice, Sweet flag, Raw rice
  234. Breasts ailments : Borax, Ghee
  235. Toning of the abdomen, post partum :...
  236. Pregnancy – lustrous complexion : Elaadi...
  237. Pregnancy – stretch marks : Dhanwantaram...
  238. Stretch marks : Sandalwood, Sacred lotus, Vetiver
  239. Stretch marks : Siris, Mustard, Liquorice,...
  240. Stretch marks : Easter tree, Sacred...
  241. Stretch marks : Turmeric, Coconut oil
  242. Stretch marks : Neem, Sacred basil,...
  243. Stretch marks : Sandalwood, Vetiver
  244. Nails beauty : Henna, Turmeric
  245. Koilonychia : Onion, Salt
  246. Koilonychia : Indian aloe, Turmeric, castor oil
  247. Nails – In growing toe nail : Henna,...
  248. In growing toe nail : Betel, Thumbe, Coconut oil
  249. In growing toe nail : Sea salt, Phyllanthus
  250. In growing toe nail : Henna leaf
  251. In growing toe nail : Giant Milkweed
  252. In growing toe nail : Coconut oil, Betel leaf
  253. In growing toe nail : Coconut oil, Sacred...
  254. In growing toe nail : Coconut oil, Thumbe
  255. Cracked heels : Neem, Turmeric
  256. Cracked heels : Neem, Turmeric, Curd
  257. Cracked heels : Curry leaf, Turmeric, Curd
  258. Cracked heels : Rice, Coconut water
  259. Corns : Giant Milkweed
  260. Corns : Rock salt, Rice gruel water
  261. Eczema or Ringworm : Turmeric, Papaya
  262. Infected toe webs and peeling off of...
  263. Infected webs and peeling skin : Cashew tree bark
  264. Infected toe web : Henna, Turmeric
  265. Peeling off of the skin : Triphalakashaya,...
  266. Barks of Naalpamaram for Snana
  267. Gooseberry for snana
  268. Costus for Snana
  269. Bark of Siris tree for Snana
  270. Gooseberry Rasayana
  271. Rasayana with Gooseberry, Tinospora etc
  272. Winter cherry Rasayana
  273. Nutmeg Rasayana
  274. Prickly heat : Gooseberry
  275. About Facial care
  276. About Eye care
  277. About Teeth care
  278. Nasya
  279. Udwartana
  280. About Pregnancy care
  281. The bath
  282. Post - natal bath
  283. Hair care
  284. About Feet Care
  285. Anti graying treatments
  286. Dandruff
  287. Chancre on scalp
  288. Softness of hair
  289. Hair growth
  290. Hair loss
  291. Falling off of hair in patches
  292. Colouring of hair
  293. Head lice
  294. Glow
  295. For Spring (March – April)
  296. For Summer (May – June)
  297. For the Rainy Season (July – August)
  298. For Autumn (September – October)
  299. For Winter (January – February)
  300. Scars and blemishes
  301. Dark patches
  302. Acne
  303. Prevent growth of facial hair
  304. Bath water
  305. Dark circles under the eyes
  306. Burning, discomfort
  307. Medicinal eye liner (Anjanam)
  308. Eye liner (Collyrium)
  309. Boil on the edge of the eyelids
  310. Conjunctivitis or red eyes
  311. Cracked lips
  312. Lips – Colour (Redness)
  313. Bad breath
  314. Infection in the gums and mouth ulcers
  315. Recipe for Herbal tooth powder
  316. Sweetness of the voice
  317. Nails Beauty
  318. Koilonychia
  319. In growing toe nails
  320. Cracked heels
  321. Corns
  322. About Breast care
  323. Ailments of the breasts – cracked nipples,...
  324. Toning of the abdomen, Post partum
  325. Pregnancy – stretch marks
  326. Body odour
  327. Lustrous complexion for body
  328. Strengthening of the body
  329. Growth of hair
  330. Losing weight
  331. Stretch marks
  332. Prickly heat
  333. Burns
  334. Darkness of the neck
  335. Blemishes caused by eczema
  336. Dry skin
  337. Scurf
  338. General ailments
  339. Lustrous complexion, softness
  340. Rejuvenating treatments (Rasayanam)
  341. About Nose care
  342. About Neck Care
  343. About Nail Care
  344. About Body care