Monday, August 29, 2016

Not Just IHT9, Herbal Medicine is a Global Phenomenon – Here is a Reality Check!

People have practiced herbal medicine / natural medicine since time immemorial. Prior to the invention of modern allopathic medicine, doctors and therapists relied extensively on herbal remedies to cure illness and treat injuries. From common flu to life threatening diseases, all were treated with the formulation based on herbs and other plant based byproducts. The wide acceptance of modern medicine in the west had diminished the importance of herbal/natural medicine in the modern society. But looking at the side effects of allopathy, people are slowly turning back to nature, in some parts of the world like India, trusting in the power of Ayurveda.

Why natural medicine is good for you? Decoding the facts…

Homeopathic or herbal formulations are used by people these days in situations where they cannot afford expensive modern drugs. It is a painful fact that natural medicines are often looked down upon as inferior to their allopathic counterparts. But, with growing realization towards the long-term benefits of ayurvedic healthcare, people are becoming more enthusiastic towards natural medicine.


According to the World Health Organization, traditional medicine (or herbal/homeopathic) refers to the therapeutic practices that have been prevalent in the world since centuries. Herbal drugs make use of medicinal plant preparations for therapeutic use. Herbal medicines are probably the earliest branch of medicine and was practiced initially in the Indian subcontinent. Classical texts like Atharava Veda, Rig Veda, Sushrutha Samhita and Charak Samhita bear evidence to this fact.

There are multiple reasons why you should consider switching to natural/herbal medicine. Take a look at the rationale behind the herbal approach:

  • Pharmaceutical drugs many a times cause serious reactions in patients who consume them. For instance, use of certain drugs have known to cause allergic skin reactions, hair loss and headaches. Herbal medicines have no such side effects. They are safe to use and rely upon.
  • Herbal medicines are generally blamed for slow healing. However, the reason behind the slower action is that herbal formulations make use of the body’s innate healing cycle to function. Since, there aren’t any chemical components in them to fasten up the process, it takes some time to show the results.
  • The major downside to allopathy is its cost. We all know how a trip to the hospital for a minor headache can land us up in major trouble, burning a hole in our pocket. Herbal medicines, on the other hand are very cost effective. 

Herbal Revolution

In the recent years, especially in India there has been a growing interest in the field of Ayurveda or herbal medicine. People are getting aware about the adverse effects of pharmaceutical drugs, which is prompting them to go for natural therapeutic procedures in Ayurveda. IHT 9 is the series of pure herbal products used in hair loss therapy. The company based out of Delhi has taken the herbal revolution to the next level by showcasing its superior plant based products internationally. This has shown proven results for dealing with problem of hair fall as well as promoting hair regrowth.



Herbal medicine is a safer alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. They take time to act, but do not cause any ill effects on the human body.  Several companies like IHT 9 have taken the natural approach to hair-care and are extensively promoting naturopathy. 


A guide to Hair and Scalp Massage Oils

Following a good hair care routine gives us the assurance that our hair will grow out to be stronger and healthier. According to Ayurveda, healthy hair locks require proper care and regular nourishment. The best way to keep your hair nourished is by providing periodic massages to the scalp with warm oil. Apart from doing wonders to the hair texture, hair massages can relax your nervous system and mind.

What are the benefits of proper hair and scalp massage?
1.      It helps in relaxing your scalp.
2.      A good massage can make your hair easier to manage by softening and conditioning them.
3.      It improves the blood circulation in your neck and head area. When the scalp gets tight due to stress, then hair growth and circulation stops. A soothing massage can bring back the flow of circulation.
4.      Massaging can condition the scalp in the most natural way, thereby preventing the scalp from getting dry.
5.      It helps in spreading the natural oils throughout the scalp of the hair.
6.      Regular massages protect your hair from getting damaged in the sun and harsh weather.
7.      It is also responsible for strengthening the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair too. It strengthens the current hair and promotes new hair growth too.
8.      Are you fed up of the recurring split ends? Go for deep hair oil massage to tame them.
9.      A rejuvenating hair massage can also help in reducing body heat especially if you have worked the whole night in front of your desktop or have stayed up too long at night.
1.  It also helps you to get a good night’s sleep.

How to Do the Scalp and the Hair Self-Massage?
It is really simple and everyone can do this at home. Just follow these steps:
1.      Pour some oil in a bowl and place it in hot water to get it warm. The oil has to be warm, but at the same time comfortable to apply.
2.      Use the tip of your fingers and apply oil to various parts of your scalp with parting your hair so that the oil can reach everywhere. Apply oil along the length of your hair too. Then using the tip of your fingers, apply oil in circular motion and make sure that it reaches the roots of your hair. Go slow as slow movements of fingers can be relaxing for your head and can also enhance circulation and energy.
3.      Leave the oil on your head for an hour at least.
4.      Wash your hair with herbal shampoo.

The scalp massage can do magic to your hair. In order to stimulate blood flow throughout the scalp and increase the chance of healthy hair growth, scalp massage is the best option. Also, it can help prevent headaches as well as provide good sleep.