Herbal teas have recently made their way into the list of drinks that are known for their beauty benefits. Excellent for your hair and scalp, many herbs also have added advantages for your entire body, particularly your skin, nails and bones.
Here’s a summary of our top 15 herbs which are often included in herbal loose leaf blends and teas and how they can help your hair:
- Peppermint is known to be useful for reducing the production of sebum, calming the scalp and reducing dandruff.
- Rosemary helps with increasing blood circulation, which sometimes is a cause for hair damage and hair loss. Also known for increasing hair shine and body, helping with dandruff, strengthening hair, boosting hair growth and fighting hair loss. Pregnant women should seek the advice of their health practitioner prior to consumption.
- Lemongrass is known to be an excellent detoxifying agent, it not only cleanses your system when consumed but also known to help get rid of blemishes and acne.
- Lavender is known for its its cooling and calming benefits and its ability to treat hair loss and reduce dandruff. Also known to reduce all sorts of skin infections.
- Gingko Biloba helps stimulate circulation, especially to the brain and nervous system. By supporting circulation, gingko may help relieve nervous tension and hair loss that is caused by stress. Increased circulation in the scalp from drinking gingko tea may help restore lost hair. Note that Gingko may be toxic in large doses, so consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking it.
- Nettles are rich in iron and help the body to rid itself of toxins out which would have hampered the body in a long run. Also known to help condition hair, improving hair texture, and helping with dandruff, irritated scalp, or dry scalp conditions.
- Calendula has been traditionally used to stop and reverse hair loss through increasing collagen production. Known to reduce inflammation caused by metabolic disorders that cause hair loss, fighting anti-bacterial and fungal infections that can cause balding. Also contains polysaccharides that are particularly helpful for HIV-related hair loss. Known to support keeping hair follicles healthy and each strand of hair thick and pliant, transforming dull hair and traditionally considered an effective solution for oily hair, fine hair, and dry hair.
- Thyme is known for addressing oily hair and dealing with dandruff and dry scalp conditions.
- Burdock – detoxifying, cleansing, purifying and restores healthy bodily functions.
- Rosehip is known as a natural hair conditioner as it contains beta-carotene, which assists in normalising hair’s oil production, keeping hair moisturised, flexible, and strong. Also packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids which stimulate collagen production and help repair damaged hair and thicken and nourish dull or thinning hair strands. Also used to help offset hair loss by encouraging hair growth. When absorbed by the scalp’s skin can be used to repair damaged hair, renew damaged scalp tissue, and moisturise hair.
- Tulsi is packed with vitamins, electrolytes, anti-oxidants, minerals and phyto nutrients. It is a detoxifying agent and therefore helps to purify and cleanse the scalp and hair follicles.
- Red clover may increase hair growth for those experiencing hair loss due to its ability to prolong the anagen (growth) cycle of the hair follicle. Also has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties .
- Lime has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties which help with dandruff, scalp acne and other scalp problems. Along with antioxidants, vitamin C and flavonoids, lime also contains folate and pantothenic acid. Helps to strengthen hair follicles and make hair long and strong.
- Brahmi (Gotu Kola) is a rich source of essential fatty acids, vitamins which assist in repairing damaged hair, thickening and nourishing dull or thinning hair strands, and encouraging hair growth.
- Lemon Myrtle is rich in anti-oxidants. Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Getting the right blend of herbs to help your hair health can be challenging. But there are a number of products out there that have been carefully selected an manufactured for hair health.
If you are looking for healthier, shinier hair or trying to resolve scalp issues we suggest taking trico.lab Good Hair Vitamins and/or drinking a hair tea such as trico.lab's detox tea blend. This detox hair tea contains specific ingredients aimed at increasing the health of your hair. Drink or use as a hair rinse. The use of hair teas for hair health has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic practices.
If you having issues with breakage, shedding and thinning, we suggest taking trico.lab Good Hair Vitamins and/or trico.lab's regenerate tea blend. This regenerate hair tea contains specific ingredients aimed at increasing the growth cycle of your hair as well as strengthening and thickening. Drink or use as a hair rinse. The use of hair teas for hair health has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic practices.
Note that all trico.lab teas are certified organic and made with HACCP principles which regulates the food safety. Naturopath approved, these organic herbal tea blends are reviewed to ensure that consumption guidelines and functional claims are appropriate. Please note that if pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to consumption.
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