Herbal Henna

Herbal henna is beneficial in its natural form, containing some powerful phytochemicals, including tannins and phenolics. It promotes hair growth by reducing the premature graying of hair and hair damage. It also has other medicinal benefits like reducing headaches, body heat, and inflammation. When used as a coagulant in open wounds, it can promote faster healing of wounds.

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My friend accidentally tasted Henna and developed sticky throat and dark vision with cough. Is it very concerning?

Query: Hello doctor, A friend of mine accidentally tasted a little henna. She experienced a little sticky throat, and her vision seemed a little darker than normal, although not too much. At the moment, she is coughing. Is it a big issue? What should she do? Kindly advise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A small amount of henna, if consumed, will be easily detoxified by our body, especially by the liver, and exclusively excreted through the kidneys. But if the person has any other disease manifestation like liver disease or kidney disease, it can lead to more problem...  Read Full »

Why are the botanical ingredients affecting my scalp alone?

Query: Hello doctor, I have constructed various inquiries regarding the skin on my body, and also, the skin on my scalp and face. I have observed several times that most botanical ingredients irritate my scalp, but these plant ingredients do not seem to irritate my face. I am highly cognizant that most pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First about botanical ingredients. As we know natural products are not necessarily allergy free as they can contain oils and extracts from flowers, plants or nuts. Now as shampoos and facewash can have different botanical ingredients, that may be the reason your s...  Read Full »

What to do for hair dye allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 year old male. I have been using hair dye since last 25 years. Two years back, I had hair dye reaction on the scalp. Yesterday morning, I had dye reaction again. The entire skin of scalp came out like snake's skin. After that rashes have come on the knee, elbow, and on the f...  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the details given, it seems that you have hair dye allergy. Most of the hair dye products contain a chemical called PPD (para-phenylenediamine) which is responsible for allergic reactions. In such cases, I advise my patients to strictly avoid application of ha...  Read Full »

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