Siddha Herbal Hair Pack - A Research Perspective
Manimegala, M; Arul Priya, S; Asvini, T.D.; Vinodini, R.; T.S. Shobana, T.S. and Thomas M, Walter (2012) Siddha Herbal Hair Pack - A Research Perspective. Siddha Papers. ISSN 0974-2522
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Now a day’s people are more concerned about their external looks. They spend much more money in cosmetics including hair oils, hair dyes etc. In the commercial world, people are much more attracted towards the words “Herbal or Natural”. But to which extent they are really herbal or natural is a real question mark. With preservatives and binding chemical materials, a 100% purely herbal hair pack is practically not possible in the commercial industry. With these ideas when we searched the Siddha literatures for a reliable, time tested, economical, easy to use and 100% natural Herbal hair pack, we came across such a preparation as mentioned in ‘Gunapadam Mooligai Vaguppu (Materia Medica - Vegetable section) by Shri. Murugesa Muthaliyar. This book serves as the standard text book for both UG and PG courses of Siddha Medicine. The common hair problems include premature grey hair, hair loss and hair splitting, alopecia (baldness), dandruff, taenia infections (fungal) etc. The preparation we have selected seems to be a promising remedy for the above mentioned conditions. This basic research paper deals with the literary review of the 3 herbs and also the results of the preliminary anti-microbial sensitivity screening of the Herbal Hair Pack.
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