Burdock or burdock is a very common plant in our latitudes. Its roots, leaves and tops have been used by people for medicinal purposes for many centuries. No wonder, because in them, and especially in the roots, contains a large amount of valuable essential oils, tannins and minerals, protein, starch, vitamins A, C, D, E and Group B. Thanks to this rich composition, burdock-based preparations have excellent purifying, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, normalize the metabolism and completely cleanse the body of toxins, improve the functioning of the liver, kidneys and pancreas.
Burdock is also known as an effective folk remedy for hair. Burdock for hair can be used as a pure form by rubbing into their roots of juice, decoction, or infusion, and as part of various masks , ointments and creams on its basis. It is difficult to overestimate the use of burdock and its root for hair. It nourishes superbly and in a short time restores damaged hair, prevents premature hair loss and stimulates growth, strengthens along the entire length, returns the hair to living natural shine and makes it smooth, supple and silky, eliminates such scalp problems as dandruff and seborrhea.
Funds based on burdock and its root can be purchased at any pharmacy, and also made independently. Leaves and tops of mugs harvested in the period of its flowering - from June to September. Burdock root is harvested either at the end of spring, when the leaves of the plant begin to gain strength, or at the end of autumn - after the leaves fall. It is best to use for medicinal and cosmetic purposes the root of a plant that does not exceed the age of 1 year, the characteristic feature of which is the absence of flowers. The roots dug from the ground are thoroughly cleaned from the ground and small roots, washed in running water, then either used immediately for the preparation of juice and broth, or finely ground and dried in air for further use. Contraindications to the use of burdock for hair is an individual intolerance, expressed in the presence of allergic reactions when using funds on its basis.
The most popular folk recipes for using burdock for hair are given below:
1. Juice from the root of burdock
Freshly burdened burdock roots should be washed with cold running water, quickly rubbed on a small grater and wrung out. The resulting juice diluted half with water and rub into the roots of hair and scalp at least 2 times a week. Juice of burdock can be preserved with alcohol in a ratio of 1: 1 and stored for further use in the refrigerator. This is an excellent tool for nourishing and strengthening hair .
2. Broth from the leaves of burdock
Fresh leaves of the mug boil and let it brew for half an hour. The resulting broth can be washed and rinsed for 5-10 minutes. Efficient means for nourishment and strengthening of curls, and also their rapid growth.
3. Broth from the root of a burdock for hair
2 tablespoons dry crushed roots of burdock pour a glass of boiling water, put on a weak fire and cook for 10 minutes. Let it brew for half an hour and drain. The broth obtained should be rubbed into the roots of the hair 2-3 times a week or rinsed with hair after washing. Excellent for hair loss, dandruff and seborrhea scalp.
1. Cream of burdock root
3 tablespoons grinded on a meat grinder fresh burdock put in a small pot, pour 300 ml of water, put on a weak fire and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes, then let the broth cool, drain, add 5 tablespoons. sea buckthorn oil and beat thoroughly. If the hair is dry, then you can also add 1 tablespoon. butter. The resulting cream is rubbed into the roots of hair, put a plastic bag on top of your head and wrap it with a towel. After 15-20 minutes rinse with warm water and shampoo. The cream perfectly nourishes and restores dry, thin and damaged hair, makes them smooth, shiny and silky.
2. Burdock root ointment for dry hair
In a small container put 2-3 tablespoons. crushed and dried burdock roots and pour over 100 ml of boiling water. Put on a weak fire and boil until half the volume evaporates, then strain and add 5 tablespoons to the resulting mass. melted lard or fat. The mixture is heated in a water bath for 2-3 hours, allow to cool, and then drain the remaining water. The resulting ointment should be rubbed into the roots of the hair and scalp 1-2 times a week. It perfectly strengthens dry and damaged hair, eliminates dandruff, accelerates the growth of hair.
3. Broth from the root of burdock with the addition of vegetable oil
3 tablespoons chopped dry burdock root pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes on low heat or a water bath. Next, strain and pour into it 3 tablespoons. olive or sunflower oil and put in the oven for 3 hours. Let cool and drain the remaining water. The resulting mixture is rubbed into the roots of the hair. A great tool to stimulate hair growth.
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Mask for strengthening hair from decoction of burdock roots and onion juice
2 tablespoons chopped roots of burdock pour a glass of boiling water and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. One medium-sized onion grind on a fine grater and squeeze out the juice. 1 tbsp. onion juice and 1 tsp. vodka add to the decoction of the roots of burdock, mix and apply a mask on the hair, rubbing into the roots and scalp. Cover it with polyethylene and warm it with a towel. After 30 minutes, rinse with warm water and shampoo.