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Fenugreek known as methi in Hindi is a common kitchen ingredient in Indian households. Both its seeds as well as leaves are used in cooking but did you know you could also use these for making beauty packs at home? Methi can help solve everyday hair and skin problems in an inexpensive way. The reason it is so good for our hair and skin is because it has a compound with oestrogen-like properties called diosgenin. It is also rich in proteins, vitamin C, iron, fibre, etc. Here s how to use it in home-made packs. (Read: 15 health benefits of methi)
To get rid of dandruff
Methi can help reduce dandruff. In order to make a paste out of it, do the following:
To reduce itchiness on scalp
Methi can help reduce the itchiness and small bumps on the scalp which are a result of heat or dryness. In order to counter these, make this:
To control hair fall
Hair fall can be detrimental to one s personality and self-esteem. In order to control it, make a paste of curd (dahi) and methi seeds.
Your pimples have disappeared but have left pesky scars on your face. In order to lighten them, make this effective pack:
To get rid of burn marks
Burn marks are tough to get rid of but methi can help fade them over time.
To prevent pimples
Methi can prevent the eruption of pimples as well as help treat blackheads. For this, instead of the seeds, use the methi leaves.
Remember, home remedies take time to show any effect. Using them just once will not show any marked improvements. So use them on a regular basis.
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