Vanilla Home Remedies For Split Hairs, Headache, Travel Sickness

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu), PhD
Botanical name of Vanilla is Vanilla planifolia.  It is commonly used for flavouring, aroma and taste enhancing purpose. The plant is packed with many health benefits. 


The extract of vanilla contains high amount of simple and complex sugars, essential oils, vitamins, and minerals. The chief chemical component in the beans is vanillin. The vanilla extract contains little quantity of B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B6.

Small amount of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc etc also reported to be present in vanilla.

Vanilla is a very good anti inflammatory, wound healing (anti ulcerative) and analgesic herb.

Vanilla home remedies

In acid peptic disorders

1. Hot infusion of processed vanilla beans as an antacid:
3-4 cm dried, powdered vanilla pods are taken and added to hot water and kept without disturbing. This is filtered on self cooling and taken early in the morning. This is useful in acid peptic disorders. .
Note: But this should not be taken repeatedly as it may cause hot sensation in such individuals.

For split hair, headache

2. Vanilla oil for split hair and headache:
100 ml of coconut oil,
200 ml water and
20 grams of dried beans vanilla (paste) are taken together and oil is cooked in mild fire till total water content evaporates. Filtered.

This oil is applied regularly to relieve split hair and hair fall. As this gives good aroma to the scalp hair it is liked by majority of the people. In cases like heaviness of the scalp and headache also this is useful.

For throat pain

3. Dry vanilla mouth gargle in throat pain and throat irritation:
2-3 pinches of dried vanilla is taken and crushed well. This is kept inside the mouth and chewed or gargling is done with a little water. This reduces throat pain and throat irritation. In chronic cough also this is useful.

For nausea

4. Vanilla added tea for nausea and travel sickness:
Vanilla has the soothing scent which helps to calm the mind. So, the green tea or classical tea with a pinch of dry vanilla (powder of crude vanilla beans) helps to prevent vomiting, nausea and travelling sickness. Inn stomach upset also this can be practiced quite successfully.
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Though vanilla is a world class spice few are reported to be having repeated episodes of allergy towards vanilla. So exact quantity of vanilla intake and the form in which it is administered will exhibit mild to moderate kind of presentations of allergic manifestations. So, one should be aware regarding its utility once if they are allergic to vanilla and its containing products.
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4 thoughts on “Vanilla Home Remedies For Split Hairs, Headache, Travel Sickness”

  1. If you are using vanilla essence, you can straight away ad it to the oil, heat it a little and then filter. The proportion can be – 5 grams of essence per 100 ml of oil.

  2. Thank you so much for the information. I heard that mixing athimadhuram with milk into a paste and applying on the bald patches of the scalp and leaving it for 15 mins before wash results in hair growth in bald areas. Is that true? If so, whats the proportion? My hubby is going bald and he refuses to use onion juice or garlic juice due to strong odor.Is this remedy only effective on men? Please reply.

    • Using athimadhuram helps in some people. 10 grams in half a cup of milk – make a paste and apply. It is effective both in men and women.


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