Herbs used in Topical / Cosmetic applications

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10 Herbs for Topical Healing : 

  1. Arnica flowers (Arnica Montana or Arnica chamissonis)
  2. Lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia)
  3. St. John’s wort flowering tops (Hypericum perfoliatum)
  4. Chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita)
  5. Tobacco leaf (Nicotiana tabacum)
  6. Aloe inner leaf (Aloe barbadensis)
  7. Yarrow leaf and flower (Achillea millefolium)
  8. Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis)
  9. Plantain leaf (Plantago major or Plantago lanceolata)
  10. Comfrey leaf and/or root (Symphytum officinale)

 

Botanical name/Part used Common name Use
Acacia concinna pods Shikakai Shampoo’s, Soaps
Acorus calamus rhizome Sweet flag Aromatic, Dusting powders, Skin lotions
Allium sativum bulbs Garlic Promotes skin healing
Aloe vera leaf Aloe Radio-protective, Moisturizer, Sun screen
Alpinia galanga rhizome Galanga Aromatic, In Dusting powders
Avena sativa fruit Oat Skin tonic/Moisturizer
Azadirachta indica leaves Neem Toothpastes, Soaps, Shampoo’s
Balsamodendron myrrha gum Myrrh Soaps/Shampoo’s
Calendula officinalis flowers Marigold Promotes skin care
Cedrus deodara wood Deodar Shampoo’s/Soaps
Centella asiatica plant Gotu kola Wound healing
Cichorium intybus seed Chicory Relieves sore eyes/ Clears skin of blemishes
Citrus aurantium peel Orange Skin creams, Soaps, Shampoo’s.
Citrus limon peel Lemon Heals skin, Prevents hair loss.
Coriandrum sativum seed Coriander Anti-inflammatory
Crocus sativus stigma Saffron Post bath massage
Curcuma longa rhizome Turmeric Skin creams & lotions, Anti- bacterial
Curcuma zedoaria rhizome Zedoary Anti-bacterial, Aromatic
Daucus carota seeds Carrot Natural source of Vit. A
Eclipta alba plant Bhringraj Shampoo’s
Glycyrrhiza glabra root Liquorice Anti-inflammatory
Hedychium spicatum rhizome Kapurkachri Hair oils
Hibiscus rosa sinensis flowers China rose Shampoo’s
Iris florentina root Orris Additive to dusting powders
Lawsonia alba leaves Henna In Shampoo’s
Matricaria chamomilla flowers Chamomile Hair tonic/ Relieves sore limbs
Moringa oleifera seed Benjamin Hair oils, Suntan lotion
Prunus serotina bark Wild cherry bark In shampoo’s
Pterocarpus santalinus bark Red sandalwood In skin creams.
Rubia cordifoliaroot Manjistha Wound healing
Santalum album Sandal wood In skin lotion’s
Sapindus trifoliatus fruit cortex Soap wort Natural detergent
Triticum sativum germ Wheat germ Skin lotions, A natural source of Vit E