A healthy head of hair can take you far. Sure, there is no evidence that a receding hair line or baldness is signs of poor health but, in general, healthy hair is a sign of a healthy body. Think about it this way: frail and brittle hair is often a sign of protein or chemical imbalances in the body—which can come from drug use, poor diet, chemotherapy, or other things—so thick and lush hair typically indicates the opposite.
Sure, that is not always the case, but if you are trying to impress a first date or a potential boss, for example, it couldn’t hurt to look your best. And that means not only dressing the part but also showing that you take care of your body—and overall health—too.
One way to do this is to incorporate Mediluxe.ca herbs in your diet. It is really no big deal to add a few things to sauces or salads or to steep a leaf now and then for a nice cup of tea—especially if it might affect your future success, right?
Thus, consider these three herbs/plants for your hair health today:
Commonly used in stews and spaghetti-type sauces, bay leaf—when tinctured into an infusion—can actually reduce the likelihood of dandruff and, in some cases, has been known to stimulate hair growth.
You may not be too familiar with burdock, but this biennial Old World plant of the genus Arctium has been a part of Asian cuisine for centuries. The taproot, specifically, is often eaten as a root vegetable (like beets, carrots, and potatoes). Historically, folk herbalists have used dried burdock as a diaphoretic and diuretic as well as a blood purifying agent. Burdock oil has been used in more modern herbal medicine as a scalp treatment for things like dandruff, etc, thanks largely to the fact that burdock oil is rich in phytosterols.
When used as a salve or cream—or even an ointment—the Asteraceae relative known more often as marigold has been known to heal or sate rashes, sunburn, insect bites, and other skin irritations. Some ancient cultures also found that it may help to soothe digestive tract issues as well as women’s health-related issues. However, the plant is also known for its beautiful golden color, which puts on this list as it can be used to help bring out natural golden highlights in your hair.
Bonus: Chamomile—known for its ease of digestive issues—has also been used as a golden hair highlight; and henna—known for eastern tattooing traditions—has been used for roughly 8,000 years to add shine and red highlights to hair.