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Botanical name/

Common

Form

Use

Part used

name

Acacia concinna pods

Shikaakaai

Powder

Shampoos, soaps

Acorus calamus rhizome

Sweet flag

Powder/Paste

Aromatic, dusting powders, skin lotions

Allium sativum bulbs

Garlic

Powder/Paste

Skin healing products

Aloe vera leaf

Aloe

Powder/Paste

Radioprotective, moisturizer, sunscreen

Alpinia galanga rhizome

Galanga

Powder/Paste

Aromatic, in dusting powders

Avena sativa fruit

Oat

Powder/Paste

Skin tonic/moisturizer

Azadirachta indica leaves

Neem

Powder/Paste

Toothpastes, soaps, shampoos

Balsamodendron myrrha

Myrrh

Powder/Paste

Soaps/shampoos

gum

Calendula officinalis

Marigold

Paste

Skin care products

flowers

Cedrus deodara wood

Deodaar

Powder/Paste

Shampoos/soaps

Centella asiatica plant

Gotu kola

Powder/Paste

Wound-healing

Cichorium intybus seed

Chicory

Powder/Paste

For sore eyes/skin of blemishes

Citrus aurantium peel

Orange

Paste

Skin creams, soaps, shampoos

Citrus limon peel

Lemon

Powder

Skin and hair loss products

Coriandrum sativum

Coriander

Powder

Anti-inflammatory

seed

Crocus sativus stigma

Saffron

Liquid

Postbath massage

Curcuma longa rhizome

Turmeric

Powder/Paste

Antibacterial, skin creams and lotions

Curcuma zedoaria

Zedoary

Powder/Paste

Antibacterial, aromatic

rhizome

Daucus carota seeds

Carrot

Oil

Natural source of Vit. A

Eclipta alba plant

Bhringaraaj

Powder/Paste

Shampoos

Glycyrrhiza glabra root

Liquorice

Powder/Paste

Anti-inflammatory

Hedychium spicatum

Kapurkachri

Oil

Hair oils

rhizome

Hibiscus rosa sinensis

China rose

Paste

Shampoos

flowers

Botanical name/ Part used

Common name

Form

Use

Iris florentina root

Orris

Powder

Additive to dusting powders

Lawsonia alba leaves

Henna

Powder/Paste

Shampoos

Matricaria chamomilla flowers

Chamomile

Powder/Paste

Hair tonic/analgesic

Moringa oleifera seed

Benjamin

Oil

Hair oils, suntan lotion

Prunus serotina bark

Wild cherry bark

Powder

Shampoos

Pterocarpus santalinus bark

Red sandalwood

Powder/Paste

Skin creams

Rubia cordifolia root

Manjisthaa

Powder/Paste

Wound-healing

Santalum album

Sandal wood

Powder/Paste

Skin lotions

Triticum sativum germ

Wheat germ

Oil

Skin lotions, natural source of Vit E

Source: Vikram Naharwar, Director, AmsarPvt. Ltd. Indore-452006. INDIA.

Source: Vikram Naharwar, Director, AmsarPvt. Ltd. Indore-452006. INDIA.

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