Burdock Root for Hair Loss
Burdock root comes from burdock (Arctium lappa) a genus of weeds that are related to sunflowers and part of the daisy family. Burdock is a plant native to Asia and Europe, and now widely grows in the United States. Traditional Chinese medicine therapeutically uses all parts of the plant- fruit, roots, seeds, flowers, and leaves. In herbal medicine, burdock root has been used to treat diabetes, purify the blood, prevent infections, a diuretic, treat skin illnesses such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, signs of aging and fight against cancer. Burdock root has also been used to prevent thinning hair and bald spots, relieve scalp irritation, and encourages hair growth.
Burdock has many potential health benefits:
Contains anti-inflammatory and microbe-fighting properties.
Rich in phytosterols, polyphenols, and antioxidants.
Burdock root contains all the necessary amino acids for building protein that creates hair.
Burdock root oil contains vitamin A, which can help nourish the scalp and strengthen hair.
In addition to promoting hair growth, burdock root oil helps with scalp irritation issues, dandruff, and itchy scalp.
Thinning hair and bald spots come from several factors including, vitamin deficiencies such as low vitamin D, vitamin A or vitamin C, anemia- iron, folic acid, a bad diet, hereditary or hormonal. Burdock root, however, contains the following elements that help combat thinning hair.
Per 100 g of Burdock Root
• Vitamin B6 14%
• Manganese 14%
• Magnesium 11%
• Potassium 10%
• Folate 7%
• Vitamin C 7%
• Phosphorus 6%
• Calcium 5%
• Iron 5%
• Copper 5%
How To Make Burdock Root Oil
Only purchase burdock root from a trusted source as it can be confused with the root of belladonna which can cause poisoning. People who should avoid burdock root include but not limited to:: women who are pregnant, people taking diuretics, diabetes medication, or blood thinners. Always consult with your doctor before using burdock root.
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