Ayurvedic Herbs to stop hairfall-Part 1

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Sun, Jan 31, 2010  
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Ayurveda, the ancient science of medicine, has been using herbs to cure hair loss effectively. These herbs are derived from natural plants and are free from side effects.

Some of the ayurvedic herbs that can help combat hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth are discussed in this article. These are proven to be practical, natural, and effective for centuries.

  • Eclipta Alba (known as Bhringraj in India) is an ancient herb used for health of hair. It prevents baldness and premature graying. Fenugreek, also called Greek hay in English and Methi in India, is another remedy for hair loss. Fenugreek work by increasing the dilation of blood vessels to the scalp which improves blood circulation and nutrient supply to this area. Fenugreek seeds have very beneficial effects on hair growth. It has a unique mix of constituents, which contribute to maintaining healthy-looking hair and a well-nourished scalp.
  • Emblica Officinalis or Indian Gooseberry is one of the best known natural product for overall health of hair. It enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. Gooseberry also strengthens roots of hair, maintains color and luster. Eating fresh fruit or applying its paste on hair roots improves hair growth and color. It is popular as Amla in India.
  • Shikakai is also one of the Ayurvedic herb used for its strengthening & conditioning properties on the hair. It controls dandruff, promotes hair growth and strengthens hair roots. It is popularly known as "fruit for the hair" as it has a naturally mild pH, that gently cleans the hair without stripping it of natural oils.

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