Shikakai pods are extracted from the acacia concinna shrub, native to the Indian Subcontinent. It is a traditionally Ayurvedic herb in use for centuries.
Shikakai has a black tea like aroma and a bitter taste.
Shikakai is commonly used in natural hair cleansers and shampoos. In addition, its been claimed to help with constipation, jaundice, and fevers.
Also known as: acacia concinna - शिकाकाई - বন রিঠে - senegalia rugata - "fruit for the hair"