Burdock| Healthy Hair and Skin
We use burdock because it promotes healthier hair and skin. It assist in correcting hair loss and is used to address dry skin,psoriasis and detox. Communicating the reason we select certain ingredients for our potions is important because “Ingredients matter” at Vangaleens. So here’s the why we love burdock:
Healthy Benefits for centuries:
The use of burdock dates back to Medieval times. Originating in most of Europe and Northern Asia, burdock root is now found worldwide. It is a member of the daisy family. Classified as a common weed burdock has sticky burrs and grows to about 3 to 4 feet. It blooms purple flowers between June and October. Its color is a deep, brown-green almost black.
The outer woodsy roots are widely used. It is consumed in large quantities and a staple in many Asian dishes. It is known to be rich in significant fibers. Burdock is used to treat a variety of conditions. The leaves, seeds and roots of the burdock are extracted mostly for medicinal use. The extracts are found in a variety of herbal preparations for both internal and external use.
The anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties enable burdock to be used as a safe natural addition for assorted skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. It is also quite effective for dry, mature skin related conditions, such as dermatitis. It is also widely used as a topical for skin ulcers, acne ,dandruff, conditions dry flaky scalp while stimulating circulation thus promoting hair growth.
…more about burdock
Burdock has a distinct history in cleansing the body of waste products, and clearing congestion in circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory and urinary systems.
Additionally, it contains a number of beneficial constituents including mucilage, tannins, vitamin A, inulin, and essential fatty acids, all of which aid in helping to nourish hair, scalp and skin.
Researchers, although uncertain which properties, agree that active ingredients in burdock root have healing properties. Studies indicate that burdock contains
- phenolic acids, quercetin and luteolin – both significant and powerful antioxidants
- an excellent source of fiber, along with the vitamins and minerals
- both the root and leaves are used in herbal remedies
- the root which has a sweetish and mucilaginous taste
- non-starch polysaccharides
- contains small quantities of vital vitamins; folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E, and vitamin-C
- minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium, and trace amounts of zinc, phosphorus, calcium and selenium
- potassium and low in sodium
The Tress Dress gives my hair a healthy, natural shine. I truly believe that the new growth I am finally beginning to see is a direct result of this product. I also believe that using this product in conjunction with the hair tea is also a factor. I think my search for help for my hair has ended. Thanks, Tress Dress!!
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