Have you had enough of thinning hair or hair loss?  Not surprisingly, nature has many answers and remedies for you.  Many of the following herbs and extracts are common in a variety of forms, most commonly as nutritional supplements, to treat hair loss.  They have all, to some degree, been shown to positively impact hair health in some way.  This is good, right?  Make sure you check the ingredients of any nutritional supplement you might be considering and compare them with this list.  After all, we want you to get the best out of them.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera restores scalp health by conditioning it while balancing sebum production and pH levels.  This not only curbs hair loss but it also promotes hair re-growth.

aloe is common in many shampoos

A common ingredient in hair shampoos, Aloe is good for hair re-growth


Ginseng is believed to stimulate blood circulation, thus increasing the supply of blood and nutrition to the hair follicles.  This allows for healthy hair growth.

Indian Gooseberry

Amla juice, when mixed with water, helps restore the vitality of hair, while offering strength and shine.  Gooseberry can control dandruff, prevent excessive hair fall, and limit premature graying.  The addition of some Amla powder to a Henna mix offers conditioning and restorative properties.

Amla is a herb for hair loss

Amla extract is great for hair vitality


Neem has high anti-bacterial properties which are useful when it comes to remedying an itchy, dandruff-prone scalp.  It improves blood circulation to the scalp when applied topically.  Neem oil is helpful in tackling thinning hair and premature graying.  It also boosts hair growth and prevents and cures many hair problems.

Dry Neem powder can be mixed with water to make a thick paste, and this can be massaged into the scalp to exfoliate, cleanse and nourish the scalp.  Up to 30 minutes before shampooing will deliver noticeable benefits.  Note that the core of Neem oil is strong, and thus, it should be mixed with a lighter oil such as olive, coconut, and almond before application.


Sage has antiseptic and astringent benefits for the hair.  Regular use of the herb results in thicker and stronger hair.

Sage is known for its hair strengthening properties


Burdock root oil extract is rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids, the nutrients that are required to maintain a healthy scalp and promote natural hair growth.


Rosemary is a powerful herb for hair growth.  It not only prevents hair loss but also stimulates new hair growth, detoxifies the scalp, and restores hair pigment.

rosemary is a herb for hair loss

Rosemary is a powerful herb that stimulates hair growth

Bhringraj/False Daisy

Bhringaraj is one of the most powerful herbs used to remedy hair loss and premature graying.  It results in healthy hair, a healthy scalp and promotes hair re-growth.


Jatamansi infused with oil is very helpful when it comes to preventing hair loss and premature graying because of its blood purifying properties.

Curry Leaves

Curry leaves are commonly used to prevent premature graying, stimulate hair growth and nourish the roots.

Holy Basil

Holy Basil or Tulsi, as it is commonly known, helps rejuvenate the hair follicles.  Massaging basil oil into the scalp not only moisturizes the hair, but it also helps stimulate blood circulation, which leads to improved hair growth.  Basil is said to contain eugenol and magnesium, which together improve the flow of blood to the scalp.

Reetha/Soap Nuts

Soap Nuts or Reetha is said to contain Saponin, a natural cleanser which improves scalp health and restores pH levels.  This remedy helps keeps your scalp clean and healthy without using harsh, damage-causing chemicals.

Hibiscus Flower

Hibiscus flower, apart from preventing hair loss, is known to add shine to the dull hair while it also fights graying of hair.


Ginger oil helps treat and prevent dandruff.  It is also known to stimulate hair growth while boosting circulation.


Lemongrass strengthens the hair follicles which is essential for preventing hair loss.

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto blocks the production of dihydrotestosterone which is a chemical linked with hair loss.  By blocking the production of DHT, Saw Palmetto encourages unhindered hair growth.

saw palmetto is a herb for hair loss

Saw Palmetto extract is an ingredient that should be in you hair health supplement

Herbal remedies incorporate one or more of the ingredients mentioned above to combat hair loss.  The results vary from person to person depending on the reason for hair loss.  These natural herbal remedies can show tremendous results when used regularly.

What’s your secret weapon?  Do you use herbs for hair loss?  Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you.