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Chinese Hibiscus

Topical oil made from Chinese hibiscus may promote hair growth, especially when combined with valerian.

Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) can be used as a topical oil to help treat androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium types of hair loss. 210

Physiological Effects and Benefits of Chinese Hibiscus

  • Hair growth promoter that contains riboflavin and thiamine — both essential vitamin B nutrients for hair. 210, 223
  • In an animal study, hair oil prepared from a mixture containing 10% powdered, dried Chinese hibiscus flowers with valerian and E. alba produced significant hair growth (better than minoxidil 2%.) 210
  • Research shows H. rosa-sinensis can increase hair follicle size and lengthen the time hair remains in the anagen (growth) phase223
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