Botanical Name: Acacia concinna
Country of Origin: India
Shikakai is a prickly, scandent shrub, growing in tropical jungles shrub throughout India. It belongs to the Leguminosae family. The word 'shikakai' means "fruit for hair" and is a traditional variety of shampoo.
Shikakai leaves have an acidic taste and are used in chutneys.
Shikakai powder or the extract from the bark, leaves or pods is used as a hair cleansing agent and conditioner.
It is very effective in removing oil and dirt from hair. The normal practice is to apply oil to hair and scalp and allow it soak for sometime.
Shikakai is used to manufacture face and body creams in the personal hygiene industry.
Shikakai is used to control dandruff, promoting hair growth and strengthening hair roots.
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