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The genus 'Ziziphus' has around 40 species of plants. Ziziphus mauritiana is very common and well known as - Ber in Hindi ,Regi chettu in Telugu , Yezhandha palam in Tamil ,Elandha in Malayalam and Indian jujubee in English .
The wild variety is extremely common in India and grows along roadsides.They have oval leaves and the stems have hook like spines.
The leaves of the Ber tree are carefully plucked with a glove and dried and powdered.The powder should be boiled in water.Washing the hair with this decoction clears dandruff, prevents hair fall and makes the hair strong and healthy.