Herbal Hair Teas: Calm & its healing benefits

Calm: Healing benefits

Our product Calm is a balancing and soothing herbal hair tea that softens the hair, balances hair PH, soothes irritation, and leaves it with a beautiful shine.

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 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 Chamomile 

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) can be taken internally as tea for minor digestive problems. Chamomile can be used as an aromatic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative (digestive aid), and de-stressing nervine. Externally it has been used in hair wash as well as for sore skin or eczema. Chamomile preparations are commonly used for many human ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatic pain, and hemorrhoids. Essential oils of chamomile are used extensively in cosmetics and aromatherapy. Chamomile is probably the most well-known plant used to relieve stress and tension and promote sleep. 

How does Chamomile affect hair?

This healing herb soothes irritated scalp and is helpful in hair growth. It helps reduce dandruff flakes by using it as an herbal hair tea rinse. Chamomile also helps make hair shiny and relieves dry itchy scalp. 

Healing properties of Sage 

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a great culinary herb, and it also has a variety of medicinal benefits as well. The most common way to get the benefits of Sage is by chewing on it. If you have a toothache or a sore throat, chewing on Sage will help alleviate some of the pain because of its anti-inflammatory properties. 

The volatile oil content in Sage also acts as an antimicrobial and can be useful in internal and external cleansing.

How does Sage affect hair?

Sage may be beneficial at preventing hair loss, restoring hair shine, and hair growth. It also rejuvenates and strengthens the hair follicles. The use of sage can also boost blood circulation in the scalp, increasing the supply of nutrients to the hair follicles. Regular use of sage can help revitalize the hair, helping manage the problem of hair thinning.