Hairvit™ - Mode of Action
- Eclipta alba (Bhringraj) - Hair growth promoter
The methanol extract of whole plant when tested for hair growth promoting potential, exhibited dose dependent activity in C57BL6 mice. The activity was assessed by studying the melanogenesis in resected skin, follicle count in the subcutis, skin thickness and surrogate markers in vehicle control and extract treated animals. These findings suggest that methanol extract of Eclipta alba may have potential as a hair growth promoter.
(J Ethnopharmacol .2009 May 28. [Epub ahead of print])
- Hedychium spicatum (Kapurkachri) - Anti-microbial and Anti-inflammatory
Essential oil, petroleum ether and chloroform extracts showed inhibitory activity against Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacterial cultures, including a strain of methicillin and vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and fungal cultures.
(Fitoterapia. 2006 Apr;77(3):240-2. Epub 2006 Feb 23)
- Lawsonia inermis (Henna) - Anti Dandruff and Anti Fungal
Lawsonia inermis extract showed broad fungitoxic spectrum when tested against 13 ring worm fungi. Further the fungitoxicity of the extract remained unaltered at high temperature, on autoclaving and after long storage.
(Hindustan Antibiot Bull. 1989 Feb-May;31(1-2):32-5)
- Coconut nucifera (Nariyal) - Nourishes hair follicles and promotes hair growth
Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft. Coconut oil was the only oil found to reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair.
(J Cosmet Sci.2003 Mar-Apr;54(2):175-92)
- Hibiscus rosa sinensis (Jaswand) - Stop’s hair loss
The length of hair and the different cyclic phases of hair follicles, like anagen and telogen phases, were determined at different time periods. In vitro, the hair follicles from albino rat neonates were isolated and cultured in DMEM supplemented with 0.01 mg/ml petroleum ether extract of leaves and flowers. From the study it is concluded that Hibiscus rosa sinensis extract, exhibits more potency on hair growth.
(J Ethnopharmacol. 2003 Oct; 88(2-3):235-9)
- Trigonella foenum-graecum (Methi) - Moisturizes hair and scalp, reducing dandruff
Results of current study suggested that the constituents of Trigonella foenum-graecum potentially fight harmful pathogenic fungi. Therefore, fenugreek could be an important source of biologically active compounds useful for developing better new antifungal drugs.
(J Environ Sci (China). 2008; 20(12):1453-7)