Kuppaimeni, also called as “Indian Nettle” is a plant that grows everywhere like weed and needs no maintenance at all. Kuppaimeni powder is rich in alkaloids, catachols, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, saponins and steroids. It has so many beneficial uses for our skin and hair. In today’s post, let’s talk about some of them.
Benefits of Kuppaimeni Powder
1. Kuppaimeni has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. When applied externally, it can reduce inflammation very effectively.
2. Kuppaimeni also reduces pain very effectively as it has analgesic properties.
3. Kuppaimeni has both amazing antibacterial and anti-fungal properties making it one of the best ingredients to use for skin care.
4. Kuppaimeni extract has amazing anti-ulcer properties too.
How to Make Kuppaimeni Powder
You can directly buy it online or you can sun dry kuppaimeni leaves under hot sun till crisp and then powder in a dry mixer. Sieve to get a fine powder and store it in an airtight bottle.
Ways to Use Kuppaimeni Powder
1. Face Pack for Clear Skin
For the face pack, take 1 teaspoon of kuppaimeni powder in a bowl; add in 1/4 tsp of kasturi turmeric powder to it. Now add rice water to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and wash it off after 20 minutes.
2. Facial Hair Removal
You will need kuppaimeni powder, 3 grams of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon honey. Mix all the ingredients together. Apply this mixture on your face. Leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Regular application of this powder makes hair thinner and removes it without pain. Repeat the process thrice a week for few months to get hair-free skin.
3. Anti-Pimple Face Pack
Take handful of neem and tulsi leaves with kuppaimeni powder. Grind them all together. Take required quantity of grounded powder and mix it with rose water to make a smooth paste. Alternatively, you can add aloe vera gel or coconut water. Apply the pack evenly on face. Wait till the pack gets completely dried and wash with cold water.
4. For Heat Boils
The acne scars and heat boils can be removed from the skin by applying the juice of the Kuppaimeni leaves or dried powder mixed with the lime juice on the affected area. Repeat this process every alternate day to notice a considerable difference.
5. Dandruff Treatment
Take kuppaimeni powder and neem powder. Add the powdered mixture to curd, aloe vera or even plain water. Mix it well to make a paste. Now, apply it on your scalp and wash it off after half an hour. Do this twice a week for effective dandruff treatment.
6. Skin Rashes
If you have developed rashes anywhere on your skin, then just make a thin paste of the leaves or directly use their powder with filtered water and apply on the rashes. Wash off after an hour with plain water. Repeat this few times a day for good results.
7. Treatment of Eczema
Take the leaves paste of Indian nettle or dried powder and neem. Add few drops of lemon and 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Mix them well into a fine paste. Apply it directly on targeted areas. Do this every alternate day for noticeable relief.
8. Hair Loss Problems
If you are facing any kind of hair loss problems, then you can try sipping on Indian nettle once every day. It will not only help with your hair issues, but will also be beneficial for your skin as well. You can directly purchase the tea online and it can be consumed to treat hair loss internally.
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