A fantastic herbal alternative to conventional conditioners.
What is it? Burdock Root is traditionally used as a natural hair care treatment to promote hair growth and reduce hair from falling out. However, it’s variety of uses has made it very popular throughout the world of hair care, fine cuisine and horticulture.
Use Burdock Root as a final rinse to replace the conventional commercial conditioners. A freshly made final rinse adds nutrients to your hair and scalp unlike those conventional silicone laden commercial conditioners.
Pour hot distilled water over dried organic Burdock root to release the thick slippery plant mucilage (proteins) and oils. Mucilage helps to promote effective recovery of scalp irritation, supplying nutritional support to the hair follicles and sebaceous glands hence promoting natural hair growth.
This biennial thistle, with a prickly head, would snag and catch onto any material that came near it – hair, clothes, dogs, cats you name it.
Burdock has been a favourite medicinal herb for centuries. It has been used to alleviate many ailments. Not just that but in some parts of the world it’s considered a delicacy.
It’s not just the root but the Burdock seeds, “niupangzi” as they are known in China, that are also used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Dishes: In Japan, Kinpira Gobo, is a staple side dish of pan fried burdock root and carrots with caramelized sweet soy sauce.
In the United Kingdom, an all natural soft drink, Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock is true British classic containing infusions of burdock root and dandelion leaves.
Organic Burdock Root nutrients: Loaded full of calcium, potassium, amino acids, polyphenols (a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant derived from plants), mucilage, arcigen, essential oil, flavonoids, iron, inulin, lactone, chlorogenic acid, polyacetylenes (an effective antibacterial and antifungal ingredient), resin, tannin, and taraxosterol.
Phytosterol from the root source: Burdock Root is also rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids (including rare long chain EFAs) required to maintain a healthy scalp and promote the growth of naturally curly, wavy, Afro textured hair. Organic Burdock root’s active ingredient, arctiin, can deter chronic tissue inflammation whilst stimulating the synthesis of connective tissues like collagen. Thus reducing the ageing process caused by chronic inflammation. This leads to loss of elasticity and resilience in facial skin giving way to the “wrinkled appearance”. Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 7, Number 4, December 2008 , pp. 281-289(9) “Natural Arctium lappa fruit extract improves the clinical signs of aging skin”
Natural hair care oil: Burdock root oil is used as a scalp treatment to improve the strength, sheen and body of the hair. Burdock root oil is also purported to stimulate natural hair growth, when used regularly.
Organic Burdock Root – brilliant for hair and scalp:
Alleviates, and in some cases, eliminates scalp irritation.
It is purported to combat hair loss and promote healthy hair growth.
Adds shine and body and strengthens hair.
Instead of using your everyday conventional conditioner give your hair a natural nutrient rich treatment of Organic Burdock Root.
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