By: Dr. Shobha Rani
Losing your precious locks is definitely a nightmare. With the twirling of the wheels, pollution, dirt, radiations, poor diet and synthetic hair care treatments hair-fall has become a hard-hitting reality.
With more people turning bald at a very young age, we can definitely say that hair loss is one of the most common problems. Though there are many treatments claiming hair growth and regeneration they are hardly effective and not to mention how hard they hurt the pockets.
As they say, the most amazing medicines of life lie in the priceless things. The secret of hair growth is deep-rooted in the fenugreek seeds, a cheap, common kitchen ingredient. This Indian household condiment is a wondrous herb that has been used since times unknown.
High Protein that has the potential to cure baldness
Vitamin C that boosts immunity and combats hair fall.
Iron improves blood circulation
Potassium prevents greying of hair
Nicotinic Acid that helps hair growth
Lecithin: Responsible for nourishing and strengthening hair follicles and treating sensitive scalp conditions.
Antecedent: It is a hormone that improves hair growth and help in rebuilding the hair follicles
The innumerable benefits of fenugreek seeds for hair
The goodness of fenugreek seeds blended with coconut oil is an amazing potion for your luscious locks. It strengthens the hair from the roots and combats oily, greasy hair.
Soak 3 tsp fenugreek seeds and make a paste of it. Add warm coconut oil to the paste and apply gently on the scalp and hair. Wash off with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes and get the soft flirtatious hair breezing through your face.
Treating hair loss
The antecedent, protein and nicotinic acid in fenugreek strengthen the hair shaft and prevent breakage. Fenugreek is extremely effective in strengthening the hair from the roots and treating follicular problems.
Blend the fenugreek seeds with coconut oil, olive oil or aloevera gel to get best results.
Grind 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds into fine powder. Add coconut oil or olive oil to it. Blend the ingredients well and apply the paste evenly throughout the scalp. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
2 tsp of fenugreek seeds combined with 3 tsp Aloe Vera gel also works well in controlling hair fall.
One of the most basic and effective cures for dandruff is fenugreek seeds.
Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and make a fine paste. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply on scalp evenly.
Promoting Hair growth
Fenugreek seeds with Onion juice have many benefits for the tress. Together they boost hair growth, regeneration of hair, stop greying of hair and add volume to the hair.
Extract the juice of 1 onion and grind 2 teaspoons soaked fenugreek seeds. Blend them into a paste and apply on the hair evenly. Leave it for at least an hour and wash off with a mild shampoo.
Dr. Shobha Rani, Physician at AyurCentral, Begur, Bangalore