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5 Herbs that promote hair growth

Here are 5 Natural herbs that can add hair to your crowning glory.

No chemicals, no drugs. Just good old fashioned natural herbs.

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1. Amla

Amla, the Indian Gooseberry is high in vitamin C which is necessary for collagen production. Collagen initiates hair growth, and depending on the level of loss, regrowth as well. Moreover, boosting the collagen in your body can have a positive effect on your heart, as well as assisting in healing wounds more quickly. Gooseberry is very rich in Vitamin C, and contains many minerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. For best results, mix amla powder with argan oil or coconut oil and massage into the scalp.

2. Gotu Kola

Also sometimes called brahmi, Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has been used to treat many conditions for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia. It was used to heal wounds, improve mental clarity, and treat skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis. In India, Gotu kola is regarded as one of the most spiritual of all herbs. Growing in some areas of the Himalayas, gotu kola is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is said to develop the energy center at the top of the head and to balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which the leaf is said to resemble. Mix gotu kola extract with olive oil and massage into the scalp to improve circulation and promote stronger hair growth.

3. Bhringraj

Also commonly known as maka, Eclipta alba or bhringrajis an ancient Ayurvetic herb is generally great for the skin and hair. Whether ingested or applied directly to the skin, it is believed that the use of bhringraj powder can improve the look and feel of skin making it appear both younger and more healthy. It may also improve wound healing. It is also one of the most helpful natural means for encouraging hair growth.

4. Burdock Root

The root of the Burdock plant is rich in fatty-acids. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which are great for sensitive scalps when used as scalp treatments. Use it as a paste along with rosemary to promote scalp health and encourage stronger hair growth.

5. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is probably best known amongst women, as the herb that helps women who are breast-feeding promote milk flow. However, it is a vitamin-rich herb that helps to improve circulation and stimulate hair growth. Fenugreek seeds, soaked in water overnight then ground into a fine paste, then mixed with yogurt, should be applied to the scalp directly. Leave on for thirty minutes before cleansing the scalp. This mixture has some exfoliating properties as well – great for scalp health.



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