In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the health of one's hair is intimately connected to the balance of vital energy (Qi) the quality of onse blood and the functioning of internal organs, particularly the Kidneys. The concept of Kidney health in TCM extends to include the adrenal glands and their role in supporting overall vitality. The Kidneys are considered the foundation of Yin and Yang energies, crucial for maintaining the health and luster of the hair. Furthermore, TCM recognizes the significance of blood in nourishing the hair follicles, linking blood deficiency to potential hair loss. In this context, nourishing the Kidneys and addressing blood deficiency are often emphasized to promote physical vitality and maintain resilient hair.


  • Goji Berries (Gou Qi Zi):
    • TCM Benefits: Nourishes Yin, supports the Kidneys and Liver.
    • Components: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and beta-carotene.
  • Black Sesame Seeds (Hei Zhi Ma):
    • TCM Benefits: Nourishes the Liver and Kidneys, promotes blood circulation.
    • Components: High in iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, essential for addressing blood deficiency.
  • Chinese Yam (Shan Yao):
    • TCM Benefits: Tonifies the Qi and Yin, benefits the Spleen and Kidneys.
    • Components: Contains vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and zinc, supporting blood health.
  • Walnuts (Hu Tao Ren):
    • TCM Benefits: Nourishes the Kidneys and supports Jing (vital essence).
    • Components: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, and vitamin E, contributing to blood nourishment.
  • Chinese Red Dates (Hong Zao):
    • TCM Benefits: Tonifies Qi and Blood, supports the Spleen and Stomach.
    • Components: High in iron and various vitamins, crucial for addressing blood deficiency.


  • He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum):
    • TCM Benefits: Nourishes the Liver and Kidneys, promotes hair growth.
    • Components: Contains compounds like resveratrol and antioxidants, addressing blood deficiency.
  • Nu Shen Zi (Ligustrum lucidum):
    • TCM Benefits: Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, promotes hair health.
    • Components: Rich in antioxidants and nutrients, supporting blood nourishment.
  • Dang Gui (Angelica Sinensis):
    • TCM Benefits: Nourishes the Blood, regulates menstruation, promotes hair health.
    • Components: Contains ferulic acid and various vitamins, essential for addressing blood deficiency.
  • Ginseng (Ren Shen):
    • TCM Benefits: Tonifies Qi, nourishes the Spleen and Lungs.
    • Components: Ginsenosides, adaptogenic and anti-inflammatory, supporting blood circulation.
  • Nettle (Xun Ma):
    • TCM Benefits: Clears heat, promotes hair growth.
    • Components: Rich in vitamins (A, C, K), minerals, and antioxidants, addressing blood deficiency.


  • Scalp Massage:
    • TCM Benefits: Stimulates blood flow, enhances Qi circulation in the scalp, addressing blood deficiency.
  • Relaxation Techniques:
    • TCM Benefits: Stress reduction to balance Qi, support blood production, and overall well-being.
  • Balanced Exercise:
    • TCM Benefits: Promotes the smooth flow of Qi, supports blood circulation, and overall health.
  • Adequate Sleep:
    • TCM Benefits: Supports the restoration of Yin and Yang during the night, contributing to blood health.
  • Maintaining Emotional Balance:
    • TCM Benefits: Emotional well-being is closely tied to Qi and blood balance; practices like meditation can help.


Bone broth is a nutrient-rich option that can contribute to overall health, including hair health. Here's a simple bone broth soup recipe that you can make at home:
  • 2-3 pounds of organic beef or chicken bones (such as marrow bones or a mix of bones)
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, or rosemary)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (enough to cover the bones)
  1. Prepare the Bones:
    • If you're using raw bones, you can roast them in the oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes. This step enhances the flavor of the broth.
  2. Place Bones in a Pot:
    • Transfer the bones to a large stockpot or slow cooker.
  3. Add Vegetables:
    • Add the chopped onion, carrots, celery, and smashed garlic to the pot.
  4. Add Vinegar:
    • Pour in the apple cider vinegar. This helps extract minerals from the bones.
  5. Herbs and Seasoning:
    • Add your choice of fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, or rosemary. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover with Water:
    • Pour enough water into the pot to cover the bones and vegetables.
  7. Simmer:
    • Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover the pot and let it simmer for at least 4-6 hours
  8. Strain:
    • Once the broth is ready, strain out the bones and vegetables. You can use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to get a clear broth.
  9. Cool and Store:
    • Let the broth cool, and then store it in jars or containers. Refrigerate for up to a week or freeze for longer storage.
Enjoying the Broth:
  • Sipping: Drink the broth on its own or with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
  • Soup Base: Use the bone broth as a base for other soups by adding vegetables, noodles, or cooked meat.
  • Cooking: Use the broth as a cooking liquid for grains or as a flavorful addition to recipes.
Including bone broth regularly in your diet can provide essential nutrients like collagen, gelatin, and minerals that support hair health, as well as overall well-being.
Muhammad Umair Tahir