Herbal remedies improve circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Licorice extract may help prevent alopecia. Used as a tea, parsley, raspberry, and blackberry strengthens the kidneys. Horsetail is a good source of silica.
Silica helps to keep hair strong, shiny, and sleek. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea as these help hair grow.
Catmint or chamomile infusions used as a final rinse can help with itchiness, a source of balding.
Nettles, stinging nettle, birch leaves, aloe, and watercress are excellent blood and skin cleaners. Drink 1 tbsp. of juice of stinging nettle, birch leaves and watercress, mixed in a glass of water to cleanse the blood.
Rosemary or stinging-nettle may help combat dandruff, a source of hair loss. Put a large handful of rosemary into a pan and cover with water. Boil for 10-15 minutes and allow to cool. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a jug containing a few drops of wheat germ or any oil. Use this as a rinse after you have washed your hair with a very mild shampoo.
Arnica, marigold, rosemary, or southernwood are also useful for hair loss. For best results, massage infused oil into the scalp.
Massage scalp regularly with tinctures of stinging nettle, birch, horsetail and rosemary for hair growth stimulation.
Oriental medicine practitioners believe that the condition of the hair is a direct reflection of the blood, the organs responsible for cleansing the blood (especially the kidneys), the sex organs, and the adrenal glands. The condition of the hair follicles is directly affected by the toxicity in the blood.
The hair follicles are responsible for the nourishment of the hair and they also support the growth of hair. Therefore, the first step in treating hair loss is to improve the quality of the blood. This can be done by strengthening the kidneys. Excessive amounts of animal protein and sweet foods can cause the hair at the top of the head to fall out. The sweets, acidic blood, and oils create excessive energy, this excess energy escapes from the body through the top of the head. This causes the hair follicles to expand. As a result, the follicles lose their grip on the hair and allow them to fall out. The solution is to draw the energy back into the body, especially to the body’s vital center, known as hara. This restores vitality to the hair follicles and allows them to regain their ability to contract tightly around the roots of the hair, holding it in place.
Many foods, herbs, and certain physio-therapies cause the energy within the body to move downward into the vital center, or hara.
For the Chinese, psoralea seeds and exposure to ultraviolet light restores hair completely. Crushed oyster and clam shell can also be used to increase kidney qi. Moreover, the Chinese doctors believe that mulberries are an excellent tonic for the kidneys, liver, and blood.