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Plants having cosmetic value

Let me share with you some plants having cosmetic value.

Botanic Name Family Common Name Property
Acbillea millefolim Astaraceae Yarrow Hair lotion against baldness. Heals spots, pimples, useful for face pack and dandruff. Cleanser for oily skin. Promotes sweating.
Acorus calamus Araceae Sweet Flag It is used as a stimulating & invigorating bath.
Allium cepa Liliaceae Onion The skin of the onion is used as a dressing on facial and body sores.
Allium sativum Linn Liliaceae Garlic Lotion can help to control dandruff.
Aloe barbadensis Mill. Liliaceae Aloe Used in beauty aids and suntan lotions. Possesses moisturizing and soothing properties.
Altbaea officinalis Malvaceae Marsh Mallow A marsh mallow face pack helps to combat dry flaky skin. Emollient.
Anetbum graveolens Apiaceae Dill The oil is used as a fragrance component in cosmetics especially in soaps.
Borago officinalis Boraginaceae Borage Borage juice obtained from the crushed plant & applied direct to the skin will cure ring worm.
Calendula officinalis Asteraceae Marigold Useful as an exfoliating facial soap for sensitive skin. Its flowers & leaves are very beneficial for clearing the skin of eczema, spots & grease. Healing of wounds, toning.
Carica papaya Caricaceae Papaya Fruit pulp can be used as an ingredient in various shampoos and face creams. Enzymes in the fruit have a deep cleansing effect by breaking down the dead cells of the skin.
Carum carvi Umbelliferae Caraway Fragrance component in toothpaste, mouth wash products, cosmetics and perfumes.
Cassia alata L. Caesalpiniaceae Ringworm shrub The flowers make a good paste for eczema.
Citrus limon Burmann.f Rutaceae Lemon Lemon juice is regarded as anti-wrinkle.
Cocos nucifera Arecaceae Coconut Oil Coconut oil was formerly the main ingredient in marine soaps.
Cucumis satiuns Cucurbitaceae Cucumber Refreshing & is used in lotions, creams, and masks.
Cucurbtta pepo Cucurbitaceae Pumpkin The roots are made into an infusion and used on herpes lesions, pimples.
Daucus carota Apiaceae Carrot seed Fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes. Its oil is used in nourishing eye creams and the juice in facemasks.
Equisetum arvense Equisetaceae Horsetail To encourage hair growth.
Eucalyptus globulus Myrtaceae Eucalyptus Purifies the air, The essential oil reduces airborne microbes.
Foeniculum vulgare Umbelliferae Fennel Its oil is used in soaps, toiletries and perfumes.
Glycyrrhiza glabra Fabaceae Licorice root Used for skin irritations and in cosmetics for acne & sunburn.
Helianthus annuus Araceae Sunflower Its oil is used for psoriasis & bruises. A simple soothing skin cream can be made from sunflower oil and comfrey.
Hypericum perforatum Pericaceae St. John’s wort Help to keep skin soft.
Hyssopus officinalis Lamiaceae Hyssop Employed as a fragrance component in soaps, eau de cologne.
Jasminum grandiflorum Oleaceae Jasmine Jasmine oil is used for a refreshing massage to perfume the scalp. Regarded as a perfume in many recipes. Cosmetic mouth washes, dentifrices.
Juniperus communis Cupressaceae Juniper cade Useful for treating acne, massage and aids slimming. It is good for creams, soaps and lotions is fragrance work.
Laurus nobilis Lauraceae Bay Use as fragrance component in detergents and cosmetics and especially after shaves.
Lavendula stoechas Labiatae Lavender Aromatic oils are much used in perfumery. It is antiseptic and stimulating.
Lawsonia inermis Lythraceae Henna Cures loss of hair and is used as growth accelerator and for decorating hands and feet.
Mangifera indica Anacardiaceae Mango Unripe fruit is claimed to help heal a wide variety of skin eruptions, ranging from leprosy and sores to boils.
Matricaria abamomilla Compositae Chamomile All sorts of modern hair preparations.
Mellissa officinalis Labiatae Balm For its soothing effect use its oil in a back massage.
Lawsonia inermis Lythraceae Henna Cures loss of hair and is used as growth accelerator and for decorating hands and feet.
Mangifer indica Anacardiaceae Mango Unripe fruit is claimed to help heal a wide variety of skin eruptions, ranging from leprosy and sores to boils.
matricaria abamomilla Compositae Chamomile All sorts of modern hair preparations.
Mellissa officinalis Labiatae Balm For its soothing effect use its oil in a back message.
Mentba arvensis Labiatae Garden Mint The mint flavor of most toothpastes is derived from natural mint oil. Invigorates the bather.
Monarda didyma Labiatae Bergamot Dried flowers and leaves add lasting color and fragrance to potpourris.
Ocimum basilicum Lbiatae Basil The oil is employed in high class fragrance, soap and dental products.
Olea europaea Oleaceae Olive oil Moisturizer for dry skin, lip balm, shampoo, hand lotion, soap, massages oil & dandruff treatment.
Phyllantbus emblica Euphorbiaceae Amla oil The fruits are used in hair dye and in hair shampoos.
Pisum sativum Leguminosae Pea Facemasks made from crushed peas are used in cases of acne and on wrinkled. Skins.
Plantago ovata Forssk. Plantaginaceae Plantain The juice of the fresh herb is used in cream for its soothing effect.
Prunus amygdalus Rosaceae Almond Most important of the fine cosmetic oils
Ricinus communis Euphorbiaceae Castor oil Used in many bath preparations & skin care formulations. It is an important ingredient of lipstick.
Rosa damascena Rosaceae Red rose Soothing rose oil has a cooling effect on the face. Rose oil helps to ease premenstrual tension.
Rosmarinus officinalis Labiatae Rosemary Increase hair shine and clears dandruff. It is used in any beauty care products in soaps and perfumed toilet waters and hair preparations.
Salvadora persica Salvadoraceae Tooth brush Tree Eastern people made toothpaste from this plant.
Salvia officinalis Labiatae Sage Use fresh leaves as toothpowder. Good tooth cleaner.
Saussurea lappa Asteraceae Costus Fixative, fragrance component used in cosmetics. Used in the preparation of rich perfumes and hair oils.
Stellaria media (L.) Caryophyllaceae Chickweed Chickweed tea is helpful in slimming programmes. Its lotion helps to clear and refine the skin.
Taraxacum officinali. Compositae Dandelion Best of pimples acne & spots.
Thymus vulgaris Labiatae Thyme The oil is used in mouth washes and toothpaste. It is a fragrance component in soaps, after shaves.
Trigonella foenum-graecum Fabaceae Fenugreek Treats severe skin inflammations, chapped lips & mouth ulcers.
Tulsilago farfara Compositae Coltsfoot Coltsfoot face pack is a good treatment for spots, pimples and acne. It is also used as a hair shampoo.
Urtica dioica Urticaceae Nettle Oil from the leaves is useful for the hair.
Valeriana officinalis Valerianaceae Valerian Used as a fragrance component; antidandruff.
Viola odorata Violaceae Sweet Violet Used in high-class perfumery work. Bath addition.
Vitis uinifera Vitaceae Grape speed Useful in anti-aging and skin-lightening cosmetics.
Zingiber officinale Roscoe Zingiberaceae Zingiber Fragrance component in cosmetics especially oriental and men’s fragrance.
Azadirachta indica All Parts Neem Regarded as a blood purifier.
Cassia tora Seed Panwar It is a blood purifier.
Curcuma longa Rhizome Chob zard Highly used as a blood purifier
Dalbergia sissoo Bark Shisham Blood purifier.
Fumaria officinalis Plant Shahtera Regarded as a blood purifier.
Hemidesmus indicus Root Ushbah-desi Commonly recommended as a blood purifier.
Psoralea corylifolia Seed Babchi Babchi is a blood purifier.
Smilax cbina Root Chob chini It is considered as a blood purifier.
Sphaeranthus indicus Flower Gul-e-Mundi Flowers are esteemed as blood purifier.
Swertia chirata Plant Chirata Regarded as a blood purifier.
Tephrosia purpurea Leaves Sarphoka Regarded as a blood purifier.
Tinospora cordifolia Plant Gilo Commonly used as a blood purifier.
Ziziphus vulgaris Fruit Unnab It is a blood purifier.

Note: The above is original work of Muhammad Afzal Rizvi, Hamdard University, Karachi. He could not be contacted for reproduction but his credit is displayed for his original work. I have made corrections and updates to this information though.

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  1. Mouth ulcers says:

    Great cosmetic value you have shared on plant. Thanks for describing their healthy factors.

  2. Mouth ulcers says:

    Great cosmetic value you have shared on plant. Thanks for describing their healthy factors.

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