Nilavarai / Senna Leaves Powder - 50 gm
Botanical Name : Cassia Acutifolia English Name : Senna Dried Leaves Tamil Name : Nilavarai Hindi Name : bhuikhakhasa Malayalam Name : Nilavaka Telugu Name : , Nelaponna / Nelatangedu
Senna is basically a flowering plant belonging to the legume family Fabaceae. Senna Leaves is a shrubby plant that reaches 0.5-1 m, rarely 2 m in height with a branched, pale-green erect stem and long spreading branches bearing four or five pairs of leaves. These leaves form complex, feathery, mutual pairs. The leaflets vary from 4 to 6 pairs.
External Benefits of Nilavarai (Senna Leaves):- Senna Plant Benefits for Skin: This wonderful herb can be really beneficial for the skin. Exposure to radiation, environmental pollutants, and harsh chemicals adversely affect our skin health, leading to several skin ailments. Natural herbs are an effective and inexpensive way to get glowing skin and keep skin problems at bay. Some of the ways in which senna can benefit your skin are as follows. The anti-bacterial property of senna can help in treating dermatological or skin ailments. The paste made from senna leaves is effective in treating skin infections like acne as well as inflammatory conditions like eczema. Acetone and ethanol present in senna can fight microorganisms that cause acne. Senna Plant Benefits for Hair: Senna can be used in a similar manner as henna for healthy hair and treatment of hair problems. Some of its benefits for hair are as follows. Senna for Strong Hair: Senna can be applied topically to get smooth, shiny, and strong hair. You can prepare a hair pack by mixing senna powder with water and yogurt. You can add other ingredients like citrus juice, essential oils herbal teas, spices, etc for greater effect. Apply it on your hair, taking small sections at a time. Allow the paste to penetrate into the scalp. Cover your head with a plastic bag and allow it to dry. Rinse off after a few hours. Great Conditioner: Senna can be used as a conditioner to impart shine besides strengthening and thickening your hair. It is a great option to minimize the adverse impacts of chemical treatments. Initially, your hair might feel rough and dry but the benefits will appear after a few days. Natural Highlighter Senna is a great option to impart natural highlights of ash blonde or lighter shades to your hair. Unlike henna, it does not impart strong color when left for short periods. Besides, it does not impart a reddish color but more subtle shade. It contains an anthraquinone derivative called chrysophanic acid, which imparts a light yellow color. If you wish to add beautiful blonde or golden highlights to your hair, you can apply senna paste for long periods of time. Combats Hair-loss: Senna not only beautifies your hair but also improves scalp condition and treats dandruff. It adds luster and definition to your hair. Being an excellent conditioning herb, it can combat hair loss as well. It cannot lighten naturally dark hair but will definitely provide deep conditioning. It can be combined with other herbs like Amla and Shikakai for conditioning and other benefits to your hair.