As one of the fastest growing markets in health and beauty it is clear that consumers are becoming more and more aware of the benefits that essential oils offer, specifically burdock essential oil. Essential oils can be used for a variety of treatments and many of them offer a range of healing and medicinal properties. As the demand for these products grows, so does the research in to developing new remedies for common ailments and modern health and beauty related issues.
Perhaps one of the largest areas of concern when it comes to how we look is our hair. Whether you are male or female there are a range of products (both natural and synthetic) that offer miracle cures for hair loss and also those with less outlandish claims that will reduce the effects of hair loss.
The Burdock root is a natural ingredient that can be used to create an essential oil that has been proven to fight hair loss and thicken the hair in both men and women. Many people over the last few years have been using Burdock oil for hair growth and the results are quite staggering.
The Burdock root is found in the Genus Arctium family of thistles and grows biennially. It is rich in essential fatty acids as well as amino acids (which are crucial for hair growth), potassium and iron. The root also contains small amounts of vitamin-C and vitamin E and these powerful anti-oxidants are beneficial for a whole host of medical reasons.
It is believed that the Burdock plant originated in Northern Europe and Siberia but it has also been widely cultivated in Japan where it is known by the name of ‘gobo’.
Why Does Burdock Oil Help Hair Growth?
There are a number of reasons why Burdock essential oil helps with hair growth but the prime reasons are related to the protein building properties found in the amino acid as well as the increased circulation of blood in the scalp that the Burdock oil promotes. This increased blood flow combined with the protein required for the hair growth allows the perfect mix required for the growth of hair in the follicles.
Burdock Essential Oil can also help with a number of other hair and scalp related issues such as hair strength, itching of the scalp, redness of the scalp, dandruff, hair shine, body and general scalp irritation.
How And When To Use Burdock Essential Oil?
Burdock essential oil is designed to be used on a daily basis and should be applied directly to the hair and scalp. Typically, results will be visible in 6 to 8 weeks, but it can take longer for some people. It is also important not to overuse the oil as it can cause clogging of the pores which can then have the opposite of the intended effect – bringing irritation of the scalp and at worst even blocking and damaging the hair follicles. A word of caution to anyone who is pregnant or breast-feeding is that you should always seek medical advice before applying Burdock essential oil to your hair or scalp.
So you can see that the power of the Burdock root when combined with the right ingredients to make the right blend of essential oil can bring around some quite wonderful results for the person using it. As with most things hair and beauty related, the benefits are not just physical but are psychological too as the increase in self-esteem brought around by using a product such as this is almost incalculable. The natural ingredients found in this will almost certainly be safer for your scalp and the environment too when compared to some other so called ‘miracle cures’.