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ratgirldjh
April 7th, 2009, 10:20 AM
i've read about loquat leave extract being used to grow hair. we have a LOT of loquat trees on our property and so i tried to blend up some loquat leaves in the blender (w/o cooking them) and they definitely foamed up! but the leaves are too leathery to blend well without being softened by cooking.

was just wondering if anyone knew anything about using loquat leaves and/or the fruit for hair care...

ktani
April 7th, 2009, 10:31 AM
"The leaves possess a mixture of triterpenes, also tannin, vitamin B and ascorbic acid; in addition, there are traces of arsenic. Young leaves contain saponin." (http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/loquat.html#Toxicity)

I accidentally deleted this link (http://www.meaningfulpursuit.com/edibleplantproject/2008/06/loquat/).

ratgirldjh
April 7th, 2009, 11:50 AM
well i know they are supposedly helpful in re-building your pancreas if you have diabetes
lots of the mexican people around here come and ask if they can have some leaves to use for making tea for diabetes - and they swear it helps

i have diabetes and have tried the leaves - but i couldn't tell if it helped - maybe it is a long term thing

i frequently eat the fruits - and have never had any problems - they all don't have seeds - but the seeds when they have them are pretty big - unless i'm just eating the smaller seeds and don't realize it...

but anyway - i wanted to use them for hair care and maybe i will try it again!

ratgirldjh
April 7th, 2009, 11:50 AM
"The leaves possess a mixture of triterpenes, also tannin, vitamin B and ascorbic acid; in addition, there are traces of arsenic. Young leaves contain saponin." (http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/loquat.html#Toxicity)

I accidentally deleted this link (http://www.meaningfulpursuit.com/edibleplantproject/2008/06/loquat/).

it does sound like a viable hair washing alternative doesn't it?

ktani
April 7th, 2009, 01:33 PM
it does sound like a viable hair washing alternative doesn't it?

That I do not know and wish you luck with it! It may very well be so. The link specified young leaves containing saponin. The leaves apparently contain trace amounts of arsenic. I just report what I find from sources I think are reliable. I do not think that it may be a good idea to use the leaves in quantity.

I cannot acces the full article on this (http://ard.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/63/10/1355), dated 2003.