Best Herbs for Hair Growth

Hair-loss can be a problem not only for men, but also for women.

Hair loss often is hereditary, meaning it runs in families, but there are other causes of hair loss, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Poor nutrition
  • Ringworm of the scalp
  • Frequently wearing hats
  • Damage to hair from wearing tight pony tails and braids, or harsh brushing
  • Aging
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Thyroid problems
  • Certain medications

Herbs for Hair Growth

Luckily, for those suffering from hair loss, there are several natural herbs that can encourage the growth of hair.

Psoralea seeds
One Chinese herbal remedy to encourage hair growth is psoralea seeds. It is recommended to eat between 3 and 9 grams of psoralea seeds daily to improve the growth of hair. You can find these seeds at health food and nutrition stores.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink daily for two weeks.

Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo improves circulation and nourishes hair follicles to promote the growth of new hair.

Sage
Rinse hair with sage tea which acts as a disinfectant and stimulates the growth of hair.

Brahmi and Jatamamsi
These two herbs should be mixed into a cup of hot water and drank daily, two to three glasses per day. These herbs can be found in health food stores. This mixture helps to relieve stress, one of the major causes of hair loss.

Honey and Cinnamon
Mix a teaspoon cinnamon with ½ teaspoon honey and one tablespoon of warmed olive oil. Rub this mixture into the scalp, but not all throughout the hair. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse and wash hair.

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is healthy for hair and prevents breakage, increasing the health of hair and therefore, resulting in less hair loss.

Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto is an herb that is found in the commercial hair growth product known as Revivogen.

Horsetail
Horsetail can be used as a shampoo by mixing about 2 tablespoons into ½ cup of warm water. Add this mixture to a gentle shampoo and wash hair as normal. Horsetail is a source of silica, which strengthens hair from the root.

Burdock and Marshmallow tea
This mixture should be consumed daily to prevent hair loss.

Licorice
Licorice has been found to thicken the hair and help to prevent hair loss.

Chamomile
Chamomile infusions should be used as a final rinse after washing one’s hair.

Stinging Nettle
Drink stinging nettle tea on a daily basis, which blocks the conversion of free testosterone into DHT; and unnatural levels of DHT have been found to be related to hair loss. Stinging nettle is also available in capsules which can be taken daily.

Rosemary Oil
Massage the scalp with rosemary oil.

Chaste Tree Berry, Wild Yam and Dong Quai
These herbs when combined are effective at balancing female hormones, and therefore can help prevent hair loss in women.

Henna
Henna is used in many hair products and is effective at treating hair loss. It can be crushed into a powder form and made into a liquid form. Apply this directly to the scalp.

Other helpful herbs for hair loss include marigold, green tea, aloe vera, birch, catnip, and parsley.

Try these natural herbs for hair growth and you should see a dramatic improvement. Remember, these remedies take time. Persistence is the key to hair growth.

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