Natural Hair Care Alternative to Off-The-Shelf Conditioners – Organic Burdock Root

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, its variety of uses has made it very popular throughout the world of hair care, fine cuisine and horticulture.

What is a final rinse and why is it good for my hair? Final rinses are used to replace the conventional commercial conditioners as a final rinse adds nutrients to your hair and scalp unlike those conventional silicone laden commercial conditioners.

When Burdock root is infused with hot distilled water it releases the Burdock root mucilage (slippery plant proteins) and oils which 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 is considered a delicacy.

Its not just the root but the Burdock seeds, "niupangzi" as they are known in China, that are also used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Food and Drink: In Japan, there is a local dish called kinpira gobo, which consists of shredded burdock, burdock actually tastes similar to the humble artichoke.

In the United Kingdom, a company called Fentimans latched on to the wonderful goodness of Burdock and created a drink called "Fentimans Dandelion & Burdock" (yummy stuff indeed!).

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 - excellent for hair and scalp:

Alleviates, and in some cases, eliminates scalp irritation.

Purported to combat hair loss and encourage healthy hair growth.

Strengthens hair, adds shine and body to each strand.

Next time you reach for your conventional conditioner read the ingredients and see if it is as nutrient rich to your hair and scalp as Organic Burdock Root.

Source by Anita Grant