In the past, black turnip greens were often used as a home remedy to strengthen weak and loss-prone hair. Today, in the era of the flourishing cosmetics industry, it is somewhat forgotten, but definitely worth learning more about, not only because of the beneficial effect on hair, but also on the whole body. Find out what it contains and how black turnip works and see how to use this inconspicuous yet very valuable vegetable.
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Underrated vegetable – black turnip greens
Black turnip, also known as black radish, is not a vegetable we use very often. It is distinguished by its intense, rather sharp taste and hard texture. Seemingly this vegetable is narrowly used in the kitchen, we emphasize, only seemingly, because in fact it has many culinary possibilities.
It can be added to various salads and salads, cottage cheese, pastes, snacks, sandwiches, it can be boiled, baked, fried and stewed. It can also be used to extract health-promoting juice or make a cocktail.
Black turnip – properties
Black turnip contains: vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin A, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, magnesium, molybdenum, and sulfur. It contains dietary fiber, proteins and enzymes. Its advantage is also the presence of anthocyanins, phytosterols and substances from the group of glucosinolates. The list of beneficial effects of black turnip is not limited to a few items. The vegetable builds our immunity, helps to fight harmful microorganisms, strengthens the whole body and improves its functioning.
Here are the most important properties of black turnip:
– helps fight bacteria, viruses and fungi;
– supports the immune and circulatory systems;
– helps to fight anemia;
– has an anti-cancer effect;
– has a beneficial effect on bile ducts and liver;
– has a mild diuretic effect, supports kidney function;
– improves digestion;
– detoxifies the body;
– relieves infections of the upper respiratory tract;
– improves skin and hair condition.
Black turnip for hair
Dishes, cocktails, salads and snacks with black turnip should be included in the menu of anyone complaining about problematic hair. If we do not have time to prepare meals ourselves, we can reach for ready-made, available in stores with healthy food black turnip juice. It is also worth using the advantages of this vegetable “externally”, using home treatments for the hair in the form of rubs and masks.
In addition, we may be tempted to purchase ready-made preparations for hair with black turnip. Some of them are:
– Black Turnip Shampoo Joanna,
– Farmona Herbal Care Black Turnip Hair Conditioner and Shampoo for Falling Hair,
– cosmetics line Farmona Seboravit with Black Turnip,
– Barwa Herbal Black Turnip Shampoo and Conditioner.
In which hair problems can we count on the help of black turnip? This vegetable is especially useful in case of weak, falling out, fragile and lifeless hair. It will strengthen them, revitalize, add shine, make them more resistant to damage and will grow faster.
Black turnip greens also help with dandruff and excessive greasy hair – they reduce excessive sebum production, improve the condition of the scalp and have a positive effect on the appearance of hair.
Black Turnip Soup for Healthy and Strong Hair
You can make your ownturnip greens salad using any vegetable you like. In order to enhance the beneficial effect of black turnip greens on hair, we suggest adding a few other ingredients with similar properties.
Here is a proven recipe for black turnip salad for hair:
– 2 black turnips
– 1 celeriac
– 2 carrots
– 1-2 apples
– 3 tbsp linseed oil
– Lemon juice, pepper, salt and sugar to taste
Peel and grate the vegetables and apples on a large mesh grater. Add a little lemon juice and salt, stir to soften the vegetables a little. Finely chop a large handful of parsley and add to the vegetables. Then add the linseed oil, the rest of the lemon juice, pepper, salt and sugar to taste. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
Black turnip – a fortifying hair treatment
Black turnip juice is obtained by passing the vegetable through a juicer or grater and then squeezing it through gauze. Apply the juice to the scalp (with the fingers of your hands or a bottle with an atomiser), rub it in gently and wrap your head in foil and a towel.
The active ingredients will be better absorbed by the warmth and will work more effectively. After approx. 30 minutes, rinse out the cream and wash your hair with a mild shampoo. The treatment should be repeated every 3-5 days.
Black turnip greens pulp can be additionally enriched with other ingredients that strengthen and revitalize hair e.g.: argan oil, linseed oil, egg yolk etc.
If you want to double the effects on strengthening and revitalising your hair, combine a treatment with black turnip greens with a treatment with a suitable food supplement. Click here for the best hair care products on the market.
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