Mira hair oil contains a variety of herbal ingredients that work together to create a product that nourishes your hair and encourages hair growth. My naturopath has agreed to share a series of articles with me about some of Mira hair oil’s herbal ingredients. Let’s start with Eclipta alba and see what it does to help with hair growth.
If you are seeking a natural remedy for the problem of hair loss, then one of the most effective herbal treatments is Eclipta alba. Because of the beneficial impact it has on both the hair and skin, Eclipta alba is considered a beauty herb. The herb is found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, and is indigenous to Thailand, India, China, and Brazil.
Eclipta alba is also commonly referred to as False Daisy, and Bhringraj. It is a creeping herb that has small penny-sized flowers. There are 3 varieties which bloom flowers that are white, yellow, or blue in color, but the white variety is the one that is most commonly used. The herb has a very strong, bitter taste. It is available as a paste, oil, or dried preparation.
Eclipta alba can be taken internally and externally, and is included in cosmetic compositions which are used to treat chronic skin diseases such as dermatitis and eczema. It is also used in treating liver disorders, such as cirrhosis of the liver and jaundice. In addition, it has been successful in restoring prematurely greying hair to its natural color. However, the herb is perhaps best known for its ability to combat hair loss, and encourage hair growth.
Eclipta Alba and Hair Growth and Restoration
The clinical studies that have been conducted on Eclipta alba all point to the positive impact that the herb has on hair growth. In Ayurvedic medicine it is considered one of the best treatments for hair loss. For this purpose, it is generally available in the form of hair oil. The oil is made from extracts of the Eclipta alba, particularly the leaves, stem, and roots.
As a treatment for hair loss, Eclipta alba oil is applied directly to the scalp. When applied regularly, the herb gives much needed support to the hair during the natural hair growth cycle. It is the herb’s ability to activate hair follicles, which helps hair to grow at a faster rate.
Eclipta alba is also able to restore hair greying hair to its natural color. This preparation is made with the leaves of the herb. The leaves are boiled and the liquid produced is mixed with coconut oil or sesame oil. This restorative mixture is applied to the hair, and results in the hair being brought back to its normal color.
Other benefits of Eclipta alba:
- The oil works to revitalize the skin and improve complexion.
- The juice from the leaves are used to treat rheumatic joint pain, edema, and fevers,
- It rejuvenates the body and has very good anti-aging properties.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it very effective in the treatment of disorders such as an enlarged liver.
Using Eclipta alba can also restore the natural shine and luster to your hair, promote hair growth and reverse hair loss. It is a rejuvenator as well as a tonic, and has excellent medicinal qualities which make it suitable for the remedy of a wide range of disorders relating to the hair, eyes, and skin.