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Ratanjot For Grey Hair | Ratan Jot Benefits For Hair

Ratan Jot For Grey Hair

Ratanjot is also known as Alkanet which has amazing skin and hair benefits. My grandmom often uses this root in hair dye remedies. The Ratanjot root is widely used in food colour. You might know about  “Rogan Josh” that is Kashmiri cuisine, its iconic red colour. Kashmiri People use this ratan jot to add pleasant red dishes because it has natural coloring properties, which gives a natural red colour to dishes. 

 Its root is used in home remedies. Ratan jot herb is popular in Ayurveda treatments. This root provides numerous health benefits. This herb is a great source of anti-inflammatory content, most used in haircare and skincare, so you would have seen this in hair oils, hair dyes, etc.  It protects our skin from various infections and cleanses the skin, therefore it is used in a variety of masks, facial cleansing products, etc.  

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What is Ratanjot? 

It is one ancient Ayurvedic herb, been used for centuries because of its medicinal properties. This plant belongs to the Boraginaceae family. It generates blue flowers and the root of the plant is dark reddish black color, we can say brownish colour. They are most popular in natural hair dye remedies. The dried root is fragrance-free and tasteless. The root releases red color in the oil.  

Uses of Alkanet:

It has been used in the food colours for some dishes. Moreover, they are used in some home remedies for many health problems. Further, they are used in skincare and hair care products. As it produces dark red color, hence it is beneficial in the hair dye process. 

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What are the health benefits of Ratanjot?

It furnishes a lot of health benefits and treatment for some diseases. Keep on reading to know more about this herb. 

1. Cures fungal infection:

Alkanet works as an incredible herb in treating fungal infections. It helps to cure ringworm, herpes, eczema, etc. the anti-viral content in this root helps to cure these ailments. 

2. Good for hair:

Ratan jot is best for hair growth, preventing hair loss, and preventing premature greying hair. Ratan jot oil is an ayurvedic oil that can be made with coconut oil and ratan jot root or powder is best to treat baldness and all type of scalp problems. 

3. Good for skin:

The anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties are aids in skincare remedies. Therefore it prevents pigmentation, aging problems, wrinkles, etc. external application of alkanet root oil makes wonders to the skin. You can use ratan jot for pink lips too.

4. It sustains Cardiac Health:

Having soaked alkanet water is able to get rid of the body’s toxins and poisonous factors. This helps to good circulation of blood and enhances the functionality of the heart.

5. Cures sleeping disorders:

If you are facing sleeping disorders, this is the best herb for your problem. Applying this essential oil around the head and nose, brings out a feeling of calmness and relation, hence it facilitating sleep. 

6. It treats Headaches:

Ratan jot owns anti-inflammatory content. This aids in better circulation and minimizes headaches. This root is also broadly used to heal migraines.

What are the precautions that should be taken when using ratan jot?

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, mothers must not consume any form of ratanjot.

How to use Ratan jot for Hair:

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How to Prepare Rathanjot Hair oil?

Take 2 cups of coconut oil and ¼ cup of castor oil in the glass container. Add 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and 2 tablespoons of ratanjot root or powder to the oil and close the lid. Leave it under the hot sun for 5 days. Once the oil gets heated, alkanet releases its red colour, this oil helps to reduce different types of hair problems.  Apply this oil to your scalp and hair. After 1-hour wash off your hair with a good shampoo.

How to prepare Ratanjot Hair Mask to cover grey hair:

Ingredients Required:

  • Ratanjot powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Amla powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Bhringraj powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Methi powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Black tea decoction – 1 glass


Add all the above-said ingredients to the iron Kadai and boil it for 5 minutes in medium flame. If you need more liquid then you can add further tea decoction or water. Mix well and close the lid. Leave it overnight. Next morning you can apply this mask to your hair. This mask helps to cover your grey hair naturally.


Ratan jot is one of the best herbs in Ayurveda to treat your grey hairs and gives a richer red colour to your dish.  It coats perfectly on your white hair. This does miracles on lifeless hair. Use this herb and solve all kinds of hair problems and have healthy hair. I hope you have got some idea about ratan jot for grey hair. 










NCERT-NOTES Class 6 to 12.

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