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It is a common plant in the warm plain regions of south and central India. It is called as Shikakai in Hindi language in India. It is a plant which is creeper cum bushy. These plants also bear curvy thorns. This is the reason the animals including the elephants cannot cross a fully developed Acacia Concinna plant. It is famous in India for its usage for hair care from the ancient times.

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Buy Acacia concinna (Shikakai) + Info on Soil, Lighting, Watering, Benefits Info

It is a native plant from Asia. The scientific name of this plant is Acacia concinna. It is mainly used in making Shikakai shampoo. It belongs to the family of Fabaceae. The flowers are pink in colour. The plant has a number of uses in medical and other fields.

BASIC CARE

It is very easy to take care of these plants.

Properly ploughed field and maintenance of proper space between the field beds are needed for the growth of these plants.

WATERING

Water in plenty is needed for the healthy proliferation of the plants and in the months when rainfall is less watering must be done at regular intervals of time.

Watering must be started fifteen days after the planting of the plants.

SOIL

A moderately fertile soil is suitable for the healthy growth of these plants while the plants prefer soil which is neutral or acidic.

The land where the plants are to be planted must be well ploughed and there must be enough spaces between the beds in the fields.

LIGHTING

The plant grows well under full sunlight and the average temperature needed by the plants is eighteen degree Celsius minimum.

FLOWERING

Both fruiting and flowering occurs during the months of October and January.

SIZE

These trees grow up to a height of twelve metres.

FERTILIZER

FYM must be added to the soil at the time of preparation of the soil or land before planting the plants.

BENEFITS

These plants are used in cases of malaria fever as a medicine, used in relieving of the biliousness as the pods' decoction act usually as purgative, used widely in order to remove dandruff, used in cases of skin diseases etc.

The dried fruits of these plants are widely used in making various types of shampoos and herbal products.




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