Use Burdock Oil to Promote Healthy Hair Growth

Posted by reedcooper on July 20th, 2019

Uses of Burdock Oil

All of the parts of the burdock plant are used for practical and medicinal purposes. The root sometimes serves as food, while the seeds can be used to make a decoction to lower fevers. Herbalists blend tincture of the plant root with other herbs to treat joint problems. Poultices of roots or leaves are applied to minor cuts or bruises, while a wash of the root can be a handy acne treatment.

Hair growth and scalp maintenance are often highlighted as the primary uses of burdock oil. This oil offers nutritional support to your scalp and deeply nourishes your follicles.

Burdock oil has also been marketed for hair loss, with products readily available in cosmetic stores and can be massaged onto your hair three times a week for maximum results. It helps restore the function of your hair follicles and sebaceous glands, further protecting against scalp dryness. This oil is also particularly popular in Japan not just for hair wellness but also for skin care — it is added both to shampoos and facial packs.

Benefits of Burdock Oil

Given its vitamin A and essential fatty acids (which include rare long-chain EFAs), burdock oil5 can help strengthen your hair by nourishing your scalp. These nutrients are required in maintaining a healthy scalp and promoting natural hair growth. There is combined support from their relieving effect and support of normal functions of sebaceous glands and hair follicles.

Burdock oil may also help in the treatment of scalp infections and irritation caused by dandruff. It assists in reducing scalp itching, redness, and other symptoms, as well as promotes hair growth. Regular use of it is promoted for helping restore and enriching the health and appearance of your scalp and hair.

Is Burdock Oil Safe?

Safety issues with burdock oil and the plant itself are considered rare, except for individuals specifically at risk. For instance, it may cause an allergic reaction in individuals who are sensitive to certain flowers and herbs such as ragweed, daisies, marigolds, and others.8

Burdock root, the source of the oil, is used for treating internal and external health concerns. Burdock is even safely used as food in Asia. Before ingesting the oil, however, it is best to consult a trusted healthcare provider or herbalist first.

I recommend pregnantly and breastfeeding women, along with people who are sensitive to ragweed and related plants, to avoid using this oil. Since burdock oil might also increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery, I believe it's better to stop taking it at least two weeks before your scheduled operation.

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