7 Desi Herbs That Can Stimulate Hair Growth After Significant Hair Loss

Suffering from uncontrollable winter hair fall and dandruff? Here are the seven best herbs for hair loss that stimulate hair growth.

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Written by: Onlymyhealth Staff WriterUpdated at: Dec 24, 2023 18:55 IST
7 Desi Herbs That Can Stimulate Hair Growth After Significant Hair Loss

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Winters are right around the corner, and in no time, the celebration and the sparkle will be in full swing. However, it is also the season when scalp and hair problems are at an all-time high. In winter, the air outside is drier than usual and sucks out the moisture of your scalp at an increased rate. This dryness of the scalp causes dandruff, which leads to excessive hair fall. 

We do agree that it is a bit difficult to curb winter dryness and hair fall, but expensive hair care products aren’t the only way to go about it. Another safer way than chemical treatments to deal with winter hair loss is by using natural herbs that are readily available in our surroundings. 

7 Herbs To Stimulate Hair Growth

Here are the seven easily available herbs for hair loss that stimulate hair growth. 

Desi Herbs For Hair Growth

Wild Basil

Wild Basil or Tulsi is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that can help in dealing with scalp issues. It also improves circulation in the scalp and reduces itching and dandruff which is a major cause of hair fall. Basil roots are also known for treating androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male or female pattern baldness. 


Shikakai or Acacia concinna has been used as a hair cleanser since time immemorial. The anti-inflammation properties of this herb reduce itchiness and help the scalp heal. It also facilitates sebum production which helps deal with the dryness of the scalp, preventing excess dandruff. Antioxidant properties of Shikakai help fight free radicals in the body that damage the hair and the scalp and promote hair growth. 

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Amla or Indian gooseberry is a rich source of Vitamin C, which boosts collagen production. Phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals in amla increase blood circulation in the scalp when applied topically. These elements along with the increased collagen production stimulate faster and healthier hair growth. 


Neem is one of the most commonly found herbs that have proven to be beneficial for hair loss. The anti-fungal properties of Neem are effective in the elimination of dandruff, which is a major cause of hair fall. Neem oil also contains linoleic and oleic acids that are known for nourishing and fortifying hair from further damage. 


Fenugreek, commonly known as Methi, is a rich source of iron and protein which are essential elements for hair growth. It has flavonoids and saponin compounds that have antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which induce hair growth. Fenugreek seeds are as effective as minoxidil when treating hair loss. 

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Antimicrobial and conditioning properties of Jasmine are known to improve hair and scalp health. The emollient properties of jasmine lock in moisture in the scalp, which counters dryness and prevents dandruff. Jasmine flower extract can also be used as a hair tonic that prevents baldness and greying of hair. 


Bhringraj or False Daisy is an Ayurvedic ingredient, known for treating multiple scalp and hair issues like eczema, dermatitis, and more. Bhringraj oil increases the blood circulation in the scalp, activating the hair follicles which increases hair growth. It also prevents graying of hair and may reverse balding.