Moves the qi and quickens the blood in the scalp. Chinese doctors have been writing prescriptions for herbal hair care formulas for not less than 1,700 years. Typically, these formulas contain acrid-flavored medicinals which move the qi and quicken the blood. This is based on the idea that the qi moves the blood and the hair is the surplus of the blood. Therefore, if the blood in the scalp is healthy, so will be the hair. Within this formula, Dang Gui and Bai Zhi have been used for externally applied herbal hair care products in China for many centuries.
When it comes to the beautification of the skin and hair, Bai Zhi is the most commonly used medicinal for external application found in Chen Guan-ting et al.’s Zhong Yi Mei Rong Da Quan (Great Collection of Chinese Medicine Cosmetology), Chinese National Medicine & Medicinal Science & Technology Press, Beijing, 1989.
Traditional Chinese approaches to hair care have long maintained that if blood in the scalp is healthy, the hair will be healthy too. This explains why Bai Zhi and Dang Gui are central to the formula of Blue Poppy’s Chinese Herbal Shampoo. Blended with pure oils and 2 modern Chinese hair care herbs, Lu Hui and Gan Ye Ju, this natural shampoo will help maintain a healthy scalp and healthy lustrous hair.
Herbs main functions:
* Dang Gui helps move the qi and quicken the blood in the scalp.
* Bai Zhi helps release wind from skin and channels.
* Lu Hui helps permeate skin to reach deeper layers and regenerate tissue.
* Gan Ye Hui improves hair luster and treats dandruff.
Lu Hui is a more modern hair care ingredient. Pharmacological research has shown that Lu Hui contains emodin glycosides which are anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic, and bacteriocidal. Other research has shown that Lu Hui has an exceptionally powerful ability to premeate the skin, thus giving this medicinal the ability to reach deep layers of the skin. Since Lu Hui also contains saccharides, amino acids, vitamins, and trace minerals, not only does it kill bacteria and resolve toxins, it also helps in tissue regeneration. Gan Ye Ju is also a more modern hair care ingredient.
Used in South America as well as grown commercially in China, it is reported to retard the greying process, eliminate dandruff, and improve hair luster when applied externally. Contains no animal products or mineral oil. No animal testing.
Blue Poppy Topicals Each Blue Poppy external formula starts with clinically proven results from the Chinese medical literature and is modified to meet the needs of modern Western patients. Every batch is carefully handcrafted using quality herbal ingredients to make the finest Chinese herbal ointments available today.