Look no further than your kitchen for an excellent natural beauty aid for the hair and skin-Fenugreek!!Fenugreek seeds and leaves are obtained from a herb and are commonly called methi in India.Fenugreek means “Greek hay”,which presupposes its widespread use in Greek cooking .Although the seeds and leaves of this plant are used as a culinary herb, it is also known to cure many health problems and is an antidote for most hair and skin concerns as well.
Fenugreek(methi) seeds are extremely effective and powerful seeds which reduce hair fall,dandruff and hair thinning and makes hair silky smooth. Fenugreek seeds replenish hair growth and are a good source of nicotinic acid and protein, niacin, potassium, Vitamin C,amino acids as well as diosgenin.Many scientists have confirmed that fenugreek contains a large amount of lecithin which is a natural emollient and make them healthy and strong. It also tones the hair, making it silky and shiny.The chemical composition of the seed shows it is rich in protein and amino acids thus moisturising the hair and reduces hair loss and dandruff.
Fenugreek Seeds and leaves as a beauty aid:
1.Start your day with Fenugreek:Soak a tea spoon of fenugreek seeds (methi daana) in a glass of boiled water every night. Filter the water with the help of a sieve and drink it on an empty stomach every morning. Strain and drink this water every day helps in reducing hair loss.Make a paste of the seeds and apply to scalp.Cover with a showercap for 30 minutes and wash off with a herbal shampoo.
2.Apply as a Hairmask :Paste of the fresh leaves or fenugreek seeds with coconut milk applied over the scalp, helps prevent hair loss,promotes hair growth,reduces dandruff amd makes it silky smooth.Read more at:
3.Nourishing Fenugreek Hair oil:Ayurveda recommends keeping the scalp moist and cool with oil massages of herbal hair oil made by infusing coconut oil or sesame oil with extracts of amla,brahmi,hibiscus and fenugreek which cool the system and scalp and encourage growth of hair.Read more at http://prakritiherbals.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/reduce-hair-fall-and-dryness-of-hair-with-natural-remedies/
4. Anti Dandruff HairPack:A paste of methi leaves or seeds mixed with apple cidervinegar,when applied to the scalp is good for treating dandruff and dry itchy scalps.
5.Anti Acne Pack:Applying the paste of fenugreek leaves or seeds and turmeric on your face is very good for pimple and blackheads prone skin.
6. Anti Aging FacePack:Make a paste of fenugreek leaves or seeds and add boiled milk and honey to it. Applying this to your face delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It not just improves the complexion but also makes one look years younger
7.Moisturising Hair Pack for Shiny and silky Hair:
Fenugreek works wonders on dry hair,becaue if its high mucilage and protein content .It softens your tresses and adds shine to dull hair.
Moisturising HairPack:Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Once the seeds become soft, grind them to a paste. Mix the paste with half its quantity of curd. Apply the pack to your hair and leave on till it for half an hour.Wash it off with a mild herbal shampoo . The result will be soft and silky hair you will love to touch.
8.Add volume and bounce to your hair: Apply a paste of fenugreek seeds to condition your hair while adding volume to it. This mask is a little messy but is quite worth the effort.Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it as usual with a herbal shampoo.
Hence Fenugreek is truly a treasure trove of beauty…….do try out these time tested tips and feel free to share your experiences with us!!Do try your hand at our contest Awaiting your entry for our new contest https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=334772259906279&set=a.236165033100336.77121.234868269896679&type=1&theater