Acacia Concinna (Shikakai)

Shikakai is a prickly bush or climber and grows in tropical forests of India. Its fruits are very well known for use as natural hair shampoo. Shikakai is also used in traditional medicine to treat jaundice, constipation and skin problems. Its leaves, pods has astringent action and useful in treating cuts, wounds and oral problems. Its pods decoction is prepared and used for washing and cleaning of wound for quick healing.