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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A LITTLE ON THE COLTSFOOT LEAF...



What is it?

Coltsfoot contains up to 10% mucilage (plant protein), plus numerous sugars, inulin, flavonoids, rutin, isoquercetin, tannin & pyrrolizidine alkaloids.



It has been used medicinally as a cough suppressant for centuries, hence the name "tussilago" or "cough suppressant."

Naturally Curly and Afro Hair Care Conditioning Combos:

Horsetail, Coltsfoot and Nettle are known as the hair care trio because all 3 are VERY rich in minerals, especially silica.



Horsetail, Coltsfoot and Nettle leaf - excellent for hair care as they contain a high percentage of natural plant Silica and Cystine.

How will it help my hair & scalp?:

These ingredients help build and coat the hair shaft while nourishing the scalp and promoting healthy naturally curly and Afro hair growth.

Benefits:

Organic Coltsfoot is a medicated herb with an abundance of natural plant sulfur, silicic and amino acids.

Organic Coltsfoot helps to heal dandruff, reduce scalp build up and is purported to strengthen the hair shaft adding sheen and elasticity.

Organic Coltsfoot also helps to regulate over productive sebaceous (sebum) glands whilst increasing elasticity of the skin & scalp. Coltsfoot stimulates collagen production which makes it excellent for an herbal hair spritz or final hair rinse infusion.

Recipe Time:

1. Take a heaped teaspoon of Organic Coltsfoot & put it in a big ol' mug or Pyrex jug.

2. Boil 500ml to 600ml of hot water

3. Pour the hot water over the Organic Coltsfoot

4. Let it brew for at least a few minutes

5. Strain the Organic Coltsfoot with a strainer so that you only have the nourishing infused Organic Coltsfoot tea and wait for it to cool

6. Pour the strained infused Organic Coltsfoot tea over your hair and use as a final rinse OR pour into a small spray bottle and use daily as a refreshing hair spritz (note: store your spritz in a cool dry area like the fridge)



Coltsfoot should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing


Do not use if you suffer with liver problems.

I found this great little recipe and just had to share it ...with all of you fabulous ladies.

                                                                                          ENJOY!!!

1 comments:

Slipstitches said...

As salaamu alaikum, that sounds great Zainab. I have seen organic coltsfoot here.