Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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The term dandruff generally refers to a condition of the skin in which shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and collects amidst the hair. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected. Dandruff results in an itchy scalp. Occasionally, it can affect the eyebrows, ears and forehead. Though the exact reason is unknown, the primary cause of dandruff is thought to be yeast called Pityrosporum ovale. Malfunctioning of oil glands can be another possible reason.
When the hair is combed, the scales from the scalp fall like snowflakes and settle on the eyebrows, shoulders and clothes.
Often there is itching and the scalp may become red when scratched.
Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in almost equal quantity of water overnight. Grind in the morning to get a fine paste. Apply this paste all over the scalp and wait for an hour. Wash thoroughly with soap nut solution and feel the difference.
Fenugreek (Methi) seeds
Soap nut (Reetha) solution
You have to identify and avoid potential allergic foods. Limited intake of milk and other dairy products is recommended.
Avoid excess salt in your food. Reduce tomatoes, citrus fruits and other acidic foods.
Limit the intake of sugar.
Personal hygiene and cleanliness is important. Shampoo your hair at least twice a week.
Avoid dyeing your hair.
Brush your hair daily to improve blood circulation and remove dead cells and flakes.
Mix the juice of ginger with olive oil and apply on your scalp before shampooing.
Rub the gel of aloe-vera on the scalp and leave over night. Shampoo in the morning.
Make a combination of 1 tablespoon of pure apple juice and 2 tablespoons of warm water. Massage it on the scalp, thrice a week.
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