Getting older is no joke. There’s the aches and pains that come with it. You’re not as fast as you used to be. Your mental faculties start to slow a tad. And then there’s appearances. A wrinkle here, an unwanted here there. Even hair itself changes color.
You might feel like your body is betraying you with all of these changes. But there are certain things you can do to reverse the side effects of age. You can exercise and do yoga o keep your faculties sharp You can take supplements like ginkgo biloba and bacopa monnieri to give you focus back. You can even regulate your hormones with food.
But gray hair is a little harder to tame. Those wiry little devils just give up the pigment and their softness and demand to be seen. So to naturally return graying hairs back to their prime, you can reach for some supplements originally touted in traditional Chineses medicine as a powerful elixir.
[Fo Ti) has long been used to promote youth and vigor in traditional Chinese medicine, and has also gained a reputation as a natural remedy for graying hair. In fact, the Chinese name He Shou Wu translates into a statement about turning hair “black”. It also is purported to have a hand in overall longevity and vitality among many other beneficial traits.
Fo-Ti also mimics the female hormone estrogen in the body, hence its use by women to help replenish estrogen lost during and after menopause. However, men also use the herb as a youth-promoting tonic as well as an energy and endurance enhancer.
Another solution for gray hair might be wheatgrass. Though the link has not been proven definitively, there’s an easily drawn conclusion of a 2006 study and wheatgrass.
The 2006 study performed by Institute of Cytology and Genetics determined that antioxidant enzymes such as catalase can reduce the damage of graying hair. Wheatgrass is high in that antioxidant enzyme. Furthermore, Chinese folklore holds wheatgrass in high regard for its ability to provide oxygen to the blood. TCM holds the view that the chlorophyll contained in WG mimics the hemoglobin in our blood and can use them interchangeably.
Regardless of whether it is the placebo effect from our blood’s point of view or if catalase is the one doing the restoration, there is now another reason to drink wheat grass. You can either juice daily with it or you could even massage the grass particulate into your scalp during a shower.