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Table 6 Plant products, parts used and preparation methods

From: Ethnopharmacological survey of home remedies used for treatment of hair and scalp and their methods of preparation in the West Bank-Palestine

Plant name Parts used Preparation methods
Aloe vera Oil Apply to the hair alone or with olive and other oils (like: sesame, avocado, almond and castor oil).
Leave Boil the leaves and apply to hair
Prunus dulcis Oil Apply to hair by rubbing
Cocos nucifera Oil Apply to hair by rubbing.
Can be diluted with other oils (olive, sesame, castor) and applied to hair.
Camellia sinensis Leaves Soak in warm water and apply.
Melaleuca alternifolia Oil Apply to hair by rubbing.
Capsicum frutescens Fruit Smashed and mixed with olive oil and vinegar and applied topically.
Urtica pilulifera Leaves Smashed and mixed with olive oil and applied topically.
Malus domestica Vinegar Dilute with water and apply, can mix with olive oil before its application.
Persea americana Oil Apply to hair by rubbing (can mix with other oils like, olive, coconut, aloe).
Fruit Smash the fruit and mix with olive oil and apply topically.
Olea europaea Oil Apply by rubbing.
Prepare in soap and use for cleansing.
Ricinus communis Oil Apply by rubbing.
Dilute with olive oil and rube.
Barbarea vulgaris Oil Soak in water and apply to the hair
Leave
Trigonella arabica Oil Apply the oil by rubbing after mixing with mustard and olive oil.
Seed Soak the seed in warm water blend and apply
Zingiber officinale Root Smash the roots boil in water and apply
Oil
Sesamum indicum Oil Apply by rubbing, can mix with other oils (Castor, olive and coconut)
Lawsonia inermis Leave Mill the leaves, then knead the powder with warm water and apply for 30 min, then wash
Powder Apply after kneading with warm water and green tea
  Apply after kneading with warm water
Nigella arvensis Oil Apply the oil by rubbing after mixing with honey and watercress and olive oils
Seed Mill the seed, soak in warm water and mix with watercress then apply
Musa paradisiaca Fruit Smashed, boiled for 10 min and mixed with olive oil then applied to the hair
Peel
Petroselinum crispum Leave Boil in water and apply
Seed
Punica granatum Fruit Squeeze and apply
Peel Mill the peel, soak with warm water and apply
Salvia fruticosa Leave Boil in water and apply
Flower
Origanum syriacum Leave Boil in water and apply
Oil Apply the oil by rubbing, also can be mixed with other oils (olive, castor and avocado)
Pimpinella anisum Oil Apply by rubbing, can mix with olive and castor oil
Citrus limon Fruit Squeeze the fruit then mix the juice with olive oil and apply
Juice
Syzygium aromaticum Oil Apply by rubbing, can mix with olive oil.
Flower Mill and soak with water and mix with garlic then apply.
Allium cepa Bulbous Squeeze mix with ginger and oils (olive, caster and aloe) then apply
Anthemis cotula Flower Boil in water and apply
Allium sativum Bulbous Smash the garlic mix with yogurt and apply
Oil Apply the oil by rubbing
Hibiscus sabdariffa Flower Soak in warm water and apply to hair
Rosmarinus Leave Boil in water and apply
Cucumis sativus Fruit Squeeze and mix with oil and apply
Aegle marmelos Fruit Boil in water blend and apply
Seed Mill the seed and soak in warm water then apply
Raphanus raphanistrum Root Squeeze and blend with other oils (castor, olive)
Mentha longifolia Oil Apply the oil by rubbing, can be diluted with olive oil
Leave Boil the leaves and wash the hair 1 h before bath
Azadirachta indica Oil Apply to hair by rubbing
Myristica fragrans Seed Soak in water blend and apply, can mix with oils
Rosa canina Flower Apply by rubbing
Citrullus colocynthis Fruit Blend and apply
Simmondsia chinensis Oil Mix with olive, watercress and castor oil then apply by rubbing
Lavandula coronopifolia Oil Mix with olive, watercress and castor oil then apply by rubbing
Abelmoschus esculentus Fruit Boil in water and apply to the hair