Garlic has many amazing benefits and has been found to aid with treating over 150 ailments. The most common conditions we hear of in regards to garlic treatment are probably related to our heart health, cholesterol levels, colds and flu, and protecting against cancer. There are many studies backing up this superb food.
There are plenty of research studies on garlic!
Amazingly there are just over 4,000 peer-reviewed articles that have evaluated garlic’s ability to help prevent and treat a wide range of diseases. (1,2) Eating garlic is not just good for us, but it has been linked to helping reverse heart disease, cancer, stroke, and infections.
Garlic is so powerful that it’s actually mind-blowing. Not to mention that it’s also very inexpensive. The best part is that it tastes awesome, especially when roasted or sautéed. It is highly beneficial to consume garlic raw too, however, you naturally run the risk of garlic breath that way. With all the benefits that garlic provides though, it may be well worth it.
It’s obvious that garlic can provide many health benefits, however, did you know that garlic could actually help with hair loss?
Men and women struggling with hair loss benefit from garlic.
A few studies have been conducted to test the benefits of garlic in treating baldness. In a study conducted in Turkey by Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, researchers from Iran tested how garlic can help people with alopecia, also known as hair loss or baldness, by utilizing a garlic gel application on the scalp twice daily. They discovered that garlic, “significantly added to the therapeutic benefits seen in the improvements of alopecia.” (1,3)
Garlic contains a sulfur compound similarly found in onions, which were also found to treat hair loss effectively. The researchers in the journal Dermatology discovered that the use of crude onion juice gave significantly higher results with regard to hair re-growth than did tap water and that it can be an effective topical therapy for patchy alopecia. (4)
Here are some suggestions to treat hair loss with garlic…
One of the ways you can treat your hair loss symptoms is to rub sliced cloves of garlic directly on your scalp, squeezing the juices out to reap the most benefit. (5)
You can also infuse oil with garlic and massage the oil into the scalp. Coconut oil has been proven to be highly effective in improving hair cuticle, scalp health, and for repairing hair damage; therefore it seems it would make sense to infuse garlic with coconut oil. (6) In fact, Dr. Axe indeed suggests applying garlic-infused coconut oil as a more beneficial treatment. (1)
Also, to naturally thicken your hair and stop hair loss, Dr. Axe also suggests adding rosemary essential oil into your shampoo along with the above treatments. (1)
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