Almond Husks: Health Benefits and How to Use Them for Skin and Hair

We as Indians are used to using every part of a vegetable. I often saw my mother trying to explain that you also have to use the peels and leaves of a vegetable, so why not do the same with almonds? Come and tell us how to use almond peels!

Next time you’re soaking almonds overnight and peeling them, trying so hard, don’t throw away the almond husks as they have many health benefits too! From your hair to skin and even oral health, it has a lot of uses.

Use the almonds as well as their bark after having soaked them! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

According to experts, just like almonds, their peels are also a source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants thanks to which they are beneficial for your health as well as your hair and skin.

Let’s find out how to use almond peels and their benefits:

1. Use almond peels for hair

Almonds have always been used for our physical and mental health, but almond peels are good for our hair. Due to the abundance of vitamin E in almond peels, it is very beneficial for our hair. To strengthen the hair, you can prepare a hair mask with almond bark by mixing it with eggs, honey and aloe vera gel. Apply this mask for 15-20 minutes before washing it off to get a healthy mane.

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Almond peels are ideal for strengthening your hair! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Use almond peels on the skin

Almond peels are rich in antioxidants and vitamin E due to which they become beneficial for our skin and can also help us to deal with some skin problems. To use almond peels on the face, you can use it by adding it to any face mask of your choice. A face mask with almond peels will leave your skin well nourished and hydrated.

3. They can be used for dental problems

According to Ayurveda, almonds and their peels are very beneficial for teeth-related problems. You can use almond peels for many types of dental problems. You must burn the almond rinds and use its ashes on your teeth. It can give you instant relief from your dental problems.

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Keep your oral health under control with the help of almond peels. image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Almond peels are good for scalp related issues

If you have an itchy problem or you have lice in your head, then using almonds and its peels can provide quick relief from this problem. According to Ayurveda, if almonds are crushed together with their peels and applied to the scalp, this problem can be quickly solved.

5. They can help fight skin diseases

Skin disease is a scary problem that, if not treated at the right time, can spread quickly. If you have a skin problem, grind almonds or make a paste of its bark and apply it to the allergic area. Apart from this, if you have pimples and boils, grinding almond seeds and applying them can also bring relief.