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Temple Blog Grey Hair can be an organ problem

When it comes to having white hair, many people think it is a matter of getting older, but nowadays, there is more and more “less grey hair”!
Even in high school, the white hair on some students’ heads is eye-catching, and some are even prone to hair loss. These conditions appear due to deficiency of the liver and kidney and deficiency of essence and blood.

Grey hair can be an organ problem

The effect of the kidney on hair

  1. The kidney stores the essence. The essence produces blood and nourishes the hair. If the kidney essence is sufficient, the hair will naturally be the original colour, bright and shiny.

2. The source of human vitality is the kidney, which is transformed by the essence of the kidney. Vitality is the driving force behind the transformation of human life, which can stimulate and promote hair growth.

3. The kidney also has the function of fixation. If the kidney Qi collection ability is powerful, the hair will be relatively difficult to fall off. If you want dark and thick hair, it is essential to strengthening the kidney essence!


Kidney Qi Deficiency

Hair is the flower of the kidney. The hair is the appearance of the kidney. Therefore, if there is a sudden increase in white hair, accompanied by symptoms such as weakness of the waist and knees, weakness of the limbs, etc., it is necessary to be careful that it is caused by kidney deficiency.

How to strengthen the kidney essence?

From the point of view of modern medicine, the melanin in black sesame is mainly polyphenol pigment, which has a relatively low absorption rate and is difficult to convert into the pigment on the hair in the body. The black sesame oil content is high. Eating more may also lead to weight gain and other health crises. However, black sesame contains various trace elements that can nourish hair. In traditional Chinese medicine, “black enters the kidney”; black sesame, black beans, mulberries and other black foods can nourish the kidney and the essence, thereby delaying the growth of grey hair. Eating black foods generally has certain benefits, but it needs to be moderated and persisted for a long time. At the same time, everyone should pay attention to a balanced diet. It is unrealistic to rely only on a particular food to achieve health benefits!

Liver disorders

The liver stores blood. Only with normal liver function can all the organs and hair of the body be nourished by blood. The corresponding hair will be black and thick if the blood is strong. Chinese medicine believes that the liver is “happy and depressive”, and the liver’s dredging function is normal so that the body’s Qi mechanism can be smooth, the Qi and blood run normally, and can also alleviate symptoms such as white hair and hair loss. Liver Qi stagnation will produce grey hair and symptoms such as poor stool, bitter and sour mouth, abdominal distension, mental distress, and fullness and pain in both flanks. Therefore, suppressing “less white head” also focuses on protecting and soothing the liver.

liver deficiency

 Green into the liver”. Eating more green vegetables has a good liver protection effect. Chrysanthemums, spinach, broccoli, etc., can be intake in the daily diet.

Su leaf mint tea

Choose 10 grams of perilla leaves and tangerine peel each, and 6-10 grams of mint, soak it in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes every day and drink it directly.

The spicy taste of perilla can promote Qi, which can help soothe the liver and regulate Qi; mint also disperses acrid and cool; tangerine peel can regulate the stomach Qi and play a role in assisting the liver and Qi.

Liver protection & recipe

Black beans have always been considered a good product for medicine and food. Its protein content is twice that of meat, three times that of eggs, and 12 times that of milk. It can also provide crude fibre and unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, the anthocyanins and vitamin E contained in black bean skin are also very beneficial to women. It can help people reduce wrinkles. The anthocyanin in black beans is an excellent anti-free radical. In an acidic solution, anthocyanin has the best anti-free radical ability and is more easily absorbed by the human body. There is a record about vinegar beans in “Fifty-two Diseases Prescriptions”: “Black beans are boiled in vinegar, nourishing the stomach and kidneys, and urinating.”

Six habits that accelerate hair greying

1. Insufficient nutrient intake

Excessive dieting, picky eaters, and frequent takeout meals can easily lead to unbalanced nutrient intake. In recent years, scientists have found that the pigment particles of hair contain a mixture of copper and iron, and the colour of hair is closely related to the content of trace elements. Therefore, when the body lacks nutrients such as copper, cobalt, and iron, melanocytes cannot secrete melanin normally, which leads to grey hair. In addition, the body’s long-term lack of protein, tyrosine, or vitamins B1, B2, B6, etc., will also make black hair white.

Therefore, we should pay attention to a balanced diet every day, including high-protein fish, fruits and vegetables, nuts, etc.

2. No umbrella in intense light

Ultraviolet radiation can degenerate the nucleus and protein of epidermal cells and degenerate collagen fibres and elastic fibres in dermal cells, causing direct damage to hair follicles and hair.

It will also generate reactive oxygen species after ultraviolet irradiation, which will gradually reduce melanocytes and cause grey hair. Therefore, carrying an umbrella or a hat is best when the sun is intense.

3. Stay up late for a long time

Staying late for a long time will accumulate too much pressure, easily make people emotionally nervous, depressed, and irritable, and cause insomnia. The operation of various body parts will be abnormal, the function of hair mother cells will decrease, and the function of melanocytes will reduce, leading to increased white hair. 

4. Not paying attention to hair management

If you do not wash your hair for a long time, it will lead to the accumulation of oil in the scalp and hair follicles, bacteria will grow, will not guarantee the nutrients of melanocytes, will reduce the secreted melanin, and grey hair will grow quickly.

In addition, some people like to wash their hair before bed but sleep directly without drying it. It may inhibit the growth and development of melanocytes, make them lose their ability to secrete melanin, hinder the formation of melanin granules, and cause grey hair.

5. Long-term smoking

The harmful substances such as nicotine in cigarettes will hinder the regular operation of blood flow and reduce the secretion of melanin, which will not only lead to grey hair but also may increase wrinkles and dark circles.

6. Not exercising

Long-term lack of exercise can make blood circulation unsmooth, and it is difficult for blood to be transported to all corners of the scalp, which can easily cause melanocytes to fail to function correctly.

It is generally recommended that you exercise at least three times a week for half an hourpreferably aerobic exercise, such as jogging, swimming, cycling, and martial arts, which are excellent choices.

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