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Our product Basic Balance is a healing and soothing herbal hair tea that stimulates and promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. It is known mainly for its cosmetic and medicinal uses and is highly regarded in the beauty industry.
Many people associate lavender with being calming and soothing. Lavender has anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, aromatic, cholagogue (something that stimulates the flow of bile from the liver), and wound healing properties.
It also acts as an effective sleep aid, and some studies suggest that lavender can improve your body’s melatonin levels. Lavender is also very effective at curing headaches. This herb is best known and used for its ability to relax and calm the nervous system, elevate your mood and even lower blood pressure.
Lavender promotes hair growth
Did you know this purple beauty also promotes hair growth? Lavender is rumored to be effective for treating alopecia areata. This is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body.
Research from 1998 shows that lavender can promote hair growth by up to 44 percent after 7 months of treatment. In a more recent study, researchers found that applying lavender oil to the backs of mice helped to promote hair growth over the course of 4 weeks!
Healing properties of Peppermint
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is considered antiseptic and an invigorator because of its cooling properties. Peppermint is also great for headaches as well as sinus issues like allergies. It also helps aid in digestion and is especially beneficial if eaten after a meal. Herbal tea made from peppermint leaves is soothing for a sore throat, cough, or cold. Drinking peppermint tea or smelling peppermint oil was also found to improve memory and alertness, which may improve concentration overall.
How does Peppermint affect hair?
Some people have used the oil as a remedy for hair loss. This might be because the menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow. In many instances, hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to hair follicles. Increasing circulation by incorporating peppermint could potentially improve hair growth and prevent some hair loss.
A study done in 2014 on mice showed that peppermint essential oils could hold a lot of promise for hair growth. Researchers noticed the hair grew faster and thicker, and blood flow to undernourished hair follicles increased.