Herbal Medicines for Hair Problems
Herbal remedies increase circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth.Hair reflects our inner health and becomes dry, brittle, or greasy depending on the foods we eat, the environment we live in, and the amount of stress in our lives. Natural yogurt is a wonderful natural conditioner, and rinses containing rosemary and thyme promote natural hair health.
Dry hair can indicate a deficiency of vitamins A, B12. or C; deficiency of zinc; or a lack of wholesome protein in the diet. The solution is to increase vitamin and mineral intake, avoid harsh chemical hair treatments, and massage the scalp with a few drops of olive oil. Greasy hair is caused by overactive oil glands, which can be caused by a hormonal imbalance during the teenage years or ill-health. The solution is to rinse the hair with the juice of a lemon and warm water.
Excessive hair in women can be caused by a hormonal imbalance caused by higher than usual levels of testosterone (the male sex hormone). The solution is gentle hair removal using either a sugaring waxing process.
Hair loss is normal for some older men and women, but it can be caused by stress and shock. Hair loss in women can result from a dietary deficiency or hormonal imbalance (it can happen after pregnancy, daring the menopause, or in a woman who also is suffering from hypothyroidism).
Treatment Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine
Promote the blood circulation in the scalp and the regrowth of hair by massaging sage, cedarwood, and rosemary oils firmly into the scalp. Rinse with an infusion of nettle.
A dry, itchy, and flaky scalp is often the result of seborrheic eczema, and, more rarely, psoriasis or a fungal infection. Dandruff is common and usually not serious.
Herbal Medicine Massage vitamin E into the scalp at night. Infuse fresh or dried rosemary and sage and use it as a daily hair rinse, or make up a cedarwood rub in a lotion base and leave overnight before using it to rinse the scalp.