re: Herbs & their uses for healthy Hair Coconut (Cocos nuicfera)/ Thengaai (Tamil)/ Narial (Hindi) The coconut is known as the "Wonder Food". It is a near perfect diet, as it contains almost all the essential nutrients needed by the human body. Coconut is rich in potassium, sodium, magnesium and sulphur. The protein content of coconut is of high quality, containing all the amono-acids. Coconut Oil improves the texture of hair and helps in hair growth. Coconut milk is made by processing grated coconut with hot water or milk, which extracts the oil and aromatic compounds. It should not be confused with coconut water, and has a fat content around 17%.When refrigerated and left to set, coconut cream will rise to the top and separate from the milk. The milk is used to produce virgin coconut oil by controlled heating and removing the oil fraction. Coconut Milk Soak: Apply coconut milk on your scalp. It feels cool and relaxing and regular use would make your hair silky and also improves hair growth. Coconut Milk-Hair-Pack II: Squeeze the milk out of a half a coconut, add the juice of half a lime and massage into the scalp. Leave it on for 4-6 hours. Wash it with a mild shampoo or crushed hibiscus leaves mixed with a tablespoon of crushed fenugreek (methi) seed and made into a paste. Coconut Milk- Hair-Pack III: Mix Amla powder (1 tsp), fenugreek powder (1 tsp), Henna powder (t tsp) in 2 tsp of coconut milk and apply on hair as hair-pack. Rinse hair in one hour. Do this once a week for black hair (or to retain the color of your hair) Herbal hair Oil Preparation: Take equal weights of Avuri (indigofera tinctoria), Henna leaves, Bringhraj (Eclipta prostrata), Amla and Hibiscus flowers in equal quantity of coconut oil and grind to pase. Mix the paste with an equal quantity of coconut oil and heat on a medium fire till the moisture evaporates. Cool and filter and store in a bottle. Rub on the scalp and hair daily Remedy for Itchy Scalp: Add 1 teaspoon of camphor to half a cup of coconut oil and store it in glass container. Dosage: Massage this oil into the scalp before bed.