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Herbs for the Hair

In the Ayurvedic system, each tissue must nourish the next and the next. We start with rasa dhatu or plasma. Rasa dhatu provides the nutrients for the blood cells that, in turn, nourish the muscles and so on and so forth. Hair is regenerated at the fifth of seven levels. In general, corrections have to be on the basic levels before deeper tissue renewal is possible. So, even with the best protocols, it takes a minimum of 72 days before new growth is visible. If there are deficiency conditions in the bones, these will be corrected first. Hair color is a slightly different matter and involves stress reduction as well as replenishment of the pigments, types of melanin, that give color to hair. All hair is white so the pigment comes from melanin which, in turn, can be bleached out by stress that increases the levels of hydrogen peroxide.

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Amla Extract made from wildcrafted Indian gooseberries.

Amla Extract, 2 oz.

Amla is a tropical gooseberry and one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It is the main ingredient in many formulas including the two best-selling formulations in history: the rejuvenative jam Chyawanprash and the cleansing formula Triphala. Amla is a superb antioxidant. It is also radioprotective, antitumoral, and analgesic. It is cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, and immune enhancing. Our amalaki is extracted from wildcrafted plants.

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Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: organically grown Emblica officinalis fruit extract, 1:4, in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Bhringaraj Extract, 2 oz.

In the Ayurvedic medical system, bhringaraj is regarded as a rasayana or longevity herb. Though many people use this herb to stimulate hair growth and avoid graying, there are other anti-aging benefits associated with bhringaraj. The herb helps to reduce excess kapha and vata. In Siddha Medicine, the leaves are used with ghee to disgorge phlegm lodged in the tongue and tonsils, one of the preparations for serious rejuvenation. The leaf extract is a powerful liver tonic but mild enough for children to take for biliousness associated with intestinal parasites. As those familiar with Ayurvedic medicine would expect, a liver herb will tend to have a positive influence on the eyes and skin as well as the liver and blood.

Alcohol: 34-36%

Contents: Extract of aerial parts Eclipta alba in Distilled Water and Organic Alcohol.

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Gotu Kola Extract, 2 oz.

Brahmi supports the mind and nervous system, helping to improve memory and sustain intellectual effort. The leaves are considered to be very sattvic, i.e., pure as opposed to dull or stimulating. Gotu kola aids restful sleep and is a natural blood purifier. It was used by Machamuni Siddhar for his kalpa. In a way, brahmi is tridoshic because it reduces excess vata in the mind, is cooling to pitta, and decongesting to kapha.

For pdf on Gotu Kola, click here.

Alcohol: 49-51%

Contents: organically grown Centella asiatica aerial parts in Organic Alcohol, Distilled Water, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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He Shou Wu Extract, 2 oz.

He Shou Wu or Fo Ti is a famous Chinese longevity herb. It is used to prevent premature graying of the hair as well as to regenerate the body. The herb aids circulation and is good for the heart and blood. It also soothes mucous membranes, especially in the gastrointestinal system. It is therefore deeply supportive of proper digestion and assimilation. It is mildly stimulating of peristalsis so it also gently improves elimination and gradually supports deep cleansing. Additionally, it is immune boosting and improves male libido and fertility.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: extract of Polygonum multiflorum in organic alcohol and distilled water.

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Musta Extract, 2 oz.

Nut grass is one of the ingredients in Chyawanprash. It is a highly revered herb and is used in such a wide variety of situations that it is hard to pinpoint its role in rejuvenative therapy. First of all, the roots are considered to be effective against a wide range of abdominal and intestinal complaints, everything from menstrual discomfort to parasites. Secondly, they are anti-inflammatory and have an action on the brain that suppresses appetite, and this function works in tandem with a lipolytic effect that makes it easier to lose weight. Lastly, it has an effect on melanin that aids restoration of hair and skin color.

Alcohol: 59-61%

Contents: Cyperus rotundus rhizome in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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