For hundreds of years, people have been using herbs to nourish the scalp and promote the growth of strong, healthy hair. The list of herbs traditionally used for this purpose is extensive. Here are the 10 best herbs for hair growth:
Also commonly known as maka, Eclipta alba or bhringrajis an ancient Ayurvetic herb considered to be one of the most helpful natural means for encouraging hair growth. You can buy its powder and make a thick paste with water to apply on scalp and hair.
Amla, the Indian Gooseberry contains several anti-oxidants including vitamin C which is necessary for collagen production. Elevated collagen levels accelerate production and increase strength of new hair growth. You can mix aamla powder with coconut oil and apply onto your hair.
Fenugreek is a vitamin-rich herb that helps to improve circulation and stimulate hair growth. Fenugreek seeds should be soaked in water overnight then ground into a fine paste. Apply fenugreek paste directly to the scalp or mixed with Greek yogurt for the added benefit of lactic acid.
Enzymes in aloe vera dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum which can clog hair follicles; thereby stimulating hair growth.
Hibiscus flowers contain vitamins and anti-oxidants that improve scalp and hair health. Mix hibiscus flower juice with coconut oil and apply on scalp.
The flowers of the hops plant, Humulus lupus contain nourishing oil that is widely recognized as a hair growth stimulant as well as for its ability to thicken and strengthen existing hair.
Oat straw, Avena sativa is another herbal source of silica and magnesium which promote scalp health and hair growth.
The moisturizing oil contained in peppermint leaves is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. When applied to the scalp, peppermint oil can help to heal chemical, microbial, or environmental damage while also stimulating growth by boosting circulation.
The fruit of Rosa canina, the wild rose is one of the best sources of vitamin C making rose hips a powerful herbal stimulant for hair growth.
Rosemary oil is vitamin-rich, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, and by far one of the most popular and effective herbs for scalp health and hair growth.