Our Ziziphus leaf powder, also known as sidr, is made from the carefully prepared leaves of the Ziziphus spina-christi tree. This small tree grows in desert regions and is also known as Christ’s thorn jujube.
The powdered leaves have been used for centuries as a gentle and healing shampoo and scalp conditioner. Dry hair and scalp irritation will benefit greatly from treatments with sidr. It encourages hair growth, makes hair shiny and feel thicker and fuller and repairs damaged ends and follicles. It is effective in treating dandruff and getting rid of head lice, and has proven helpful in cases of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
The leaves contain saponins which not only cleanse the hair and scalp, but are also very beneficial for facial skin, evening out skin tone, moisturizing the skin and soothing and calming irritated, inflamed skin. The powder balances out sebum production, making it a must for ageing skin.
When taken internally, the saponins, alkaloids, tannins and other phytochemicals work together to create an anti-microbial effect in the body. Research has shown that the powder strengthens the immune system, lowers glucagon levels (thereby helping to regulate blood sugar), and reduces inflammation. It has been used to treat headaches, as an analgesic and as a wound dressing.
• Rich in vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, saponins, antioxidants and polysaccharides.
• Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
• When taken with milk before bedtime, helps to relieve anxiety and give a good night’s sleep.
• Strengthens immune system, fortifies the liver and improves circulation.
• It relieves sunburn.
• Keeps the skin supple and youthful.
• Improves the health of the hair follicles, thus encouraging hair growth.
• Makes hair shiny and smooth.
This product is certified organic by Ecocert and is safe for human consumption. It has not been irradiated. If you want to take sidr internally, please consult an Ayurvedic practioner. This is a natural product and the colour may vary.
Sidr leaf powder contains a plant wax with a molecular similarity to latex. If you have a latex sensitivity, please do a skin patch test before using this product.
For directions on how to use sidr have a look here.
When you order you will receive 100 grams of pure, certified organic sidr powder packaged in a resealable foil pouch.
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