Hibiscus – Natural Hair Tonic

Hibiscus is a delicate plant that is mostly known for its beauty. It is commonly grown in home and kitchen gardens as a beautiful ornamental plant with flowers in pleasing & vibrant colors. There are several hundred species of hibiscus, many of which are traditionally used for medicinal & beauty applications.

Traditional Uses of Hibiscus

  • Red hibiscus is the flower of Goddess Kali and is often used as an offering during worship.

  • Hibiscus tea is a popular beverage in many parts of the world. It is rich in vitamin C and several minerals and is known to be beneficial in sore throat, common cold, cough, hypertension and high cholesterol.

  • In Ayurveda, every part of the hibiscus plant is considered beneficial to human health. Extracts are used to treat headaches, boils, inflammation, liver disorders and skin problems.

  • In rural India, flowers and leaves of the hibiscus plant are burnt in ghee to obtain a black powder used as a dye to darken eyebrows.

  • Hibiscus extract has been used for centuries as a remedy to control hair fall and hair greying.

  • Studies have shown that hibiscus extract has the ability to absorb ultraviolet radiation, which explains its popularity as a preferred ingredient in natural skin care products.

If you have a hibiscus plant at home, you can prepare hibiscus tea (hot or iced) by boiling a few fresh hibiscus petals in water. You can also use the same concoction as a natural hair conditioner and hair strengthener.

Hibiscus and Hair Care

Here are 6 reasons why Hibiscus is regarded as a potent natural tonic for hair health since ancient times.

  1. Hibiscus extract is known to control hair fall by boosting blood circulation.

  2. It helps control split ends and lends softness to hair.

  3. Applying a paste of ground hibiscus leaves and flowers is known to cool the scalp and boost hair growth.

  4. Hibiscus is known as a good conditioner and moisturizer for hair. It helps add luster and bounce to hair and strengthens hair roots.

  5. Hibiscus extract is used by naturalists to control premature greying of hair.

  6. Lends a beautiful reddish brown tinge to hair when used as a hair colorant in combination with henna.

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