The Eclipta Alba Cure for Hair Loss

The Eclipta Alba Cure for Hair Loss

Hair loss is a ter­ri­ble blow to anyone’s self-confidence so it is no won­der that mil­lions are spent each year on ton­ics, potions and other treat­ments of dubi­ous qual­ity and effec­tive­ness, all in the hope that a cure will be found. Most cures on the mar­ket work only is spe­cific cir­cum­stances, if at all, but there is one that is backed by hard science.

Eclipta alba is a plant that grows in the trop­i­cal regions of the world and has been used in both tra­di­tional Indian and Chi­nese med­i­cine for over 5000 years. Since the mid 1950s its remark­able heal­ing pow­ers have been tested by west­ern sci­ence, and the results are fascinating.

The eclipta plant is a remark­able restora­tive agent, and its plant extract can be used to treat many dif­fer­ent ail­ments, from gall blad­der prob­lems to liver cir­rho­sis and even hair loss. Eclipta alba has long been used in Chi­nese med­i­cine as a potent antivenom against snakebites, and also in Brazil for the same reason.

How does Eclipta Alba Work?

The leaf extract of the eclipta alba plant con­tains a num­ber of chem­i­cals known for their incred­i­ble heal­ing pow­ers. The leaves con­tain strong anti­hep­a­to­toxin chem­i­cals such as wede­lo­lac­tone and desmethyl­wede­lo­lac­tone, as well as sev­eral ecliptines, stig­mas­terol and urso­lic acid. As a result, the leaves of the eclipta alba plant are incred­i­bly strong restora­tive agents that can be used to treat hair loss in a quick and sim­ple manner.

The chem­i­cals in the eclipta leaf extract help the hair fol­li­cles to remain in the grow­ing phase for Bhringaraj oillonger than they oth­er­wise could. This means once the hair begins to grow back in, it will grow quicker and for longer. As a result, hair loss recov­ery time is dras­ti­cally reduced.

Fur­ther­more, the extract acti­vates the body’s growth and repair mech­a­nism, encour­ag­ing dam­aged hair fol­li­cles to repair them­selves. Hair loss is caused by dam­age to the hair fol­li­cles, which deform over time and even­tu­ally can­not reac­ti­vate them­selves once they have entered the rest phase of their growth cycle. Eclipta alba over­comes this prob­lem by encour­ag­ing cell repair; which returns the fol­li­cles to their orig­i­nal state.

How to Use Eclipta Alba

Eclipta leaf extract should not be used on its own, instead it needs to be mixed with an oil base in order to ensure an even appli­ca­tion to the affected parts of the scalp. Because sesame seed oil and coconut oil both do not react with the active chem­i­cals in the leaf extract, they are excel­lent choices for the base. The leaf extract is boiled and mixed with the oil, then allowed to cool.

The resul­tant eclipta alba hair oil is then mas­saged into the scalp. There, the oil soaks into the skin and the active ingre­di­ents begin to do their work. Mas­sag­ing is impor­tant because it achieves an even spread of the oil over the area where hair loss has occurred. It also increases blood flow to the scalp in the area being mas­saged, which improves absorp­tion of the chem­i­cals and so improves the effect of the hair oil.

What Recov­ery Time Can I Expect?

The exact time a per­son will take to recover from hair loss using eclipta alba oil varies depend­ing on their own per­sonal cir­cum­stances. Your body’s abil­ity to heal dam­age is increased with a good diet rich in pro­tein, and con­se­quently a low-protein diet will make you take longer to heal. Sim­i­larly, every­one heals at a dif­fer­ent rate, so even with a good diet nobody can pre­dict exactly how long you will take to regrow your hair.

Research from the 1950, 1970s and 2009 all show that eclipta oil increases the rate at which peo­ple regrow lost hair, so you can expect excel­lent results using this herbal rem­edy. How­ever, it will not be an overnight cure. On aver­age, a case of hair loss result­ing in small bald patches will usu­ally heal within a few months of start­ing treat­ment, but the more exten­sive the dam­age, the longer the body will take to grow all the hair back.

Patience is essen­tial when recov­er­ing from hair loss. Eclipta leaf extract speeds up the process and keeps more hair fol­li­cles grow­ing for longer than any other rem­edy, but it is not a mir­a­cle cure. Eat well, get plenty of rest and con­tinue to use the hair oil and you will see the results you are look­ing for.

About the author

ecliptaalba Alina Healey is the Edi­tor of Ecliptaalba.com. Con­nect with her on,Google+