Dandruff may be the result of a dry scalp, or a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It could also be caused by eczema, psoriasis, or, very commonly, an overgrowth of a yeast like fungus called malassezia. It also may cause due residue of hair products.
There are several methods to combat with dandruff but here in this article, we will discuss some herbal remedies to get rid of those white annoying flakes.
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Burdock tea is very good to clean the blood and liver gently so it is good to treat problems like dandruff. To make tea add one to two teaspoons of burdock root per cup of boiling water when the root is fresh. If the root is dry it should be boiled in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Noticeable changes per month.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Allantoin comfrey contains a chemical that has properties against dandruff. Some commercial shampoos contain comfrey. But you can also add a few drops of tincture of comfrey to regular shampoo.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
It is an Egyptian method. Mix two tablespoons of ginger juice with three tablespoons of sesame oil and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub the scalp with this mixture three times a week. Although it is a good natural remedy, it is a bit complicated. But nature lovers can try.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
The glycyrrhiza containing licorice reduces fat production of the scalp. You can put a handful of licorice vinegar and marinate. Then use it as a rinse.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is a very good health overall hair herbal remedy, including the fight dandruff. You can make an infusion of rosemary and apply as a final rinse after shampooing.
Two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds are put in water overnight. The next day grind and make paste. This paste should be applied all over the scalp and left for half an hour leather. Wash as usual.
Precautions should be taken with medicinal plants.