I know people love to get into the alternatives for Minoxidil because some people just aren’t able to use Minoxidil for whatever reason. Whether it’s because it’s just not available for whatever reason (you can buy it online boss) or because they aren’t allowed to because of side effects. Regardless, I wrote an article a bit ago that there is a few alternatives out there, you can check them out below.

  1. Peppermint Oil Extract
  2. Eclipta Alba
Minoxidil Alternative For Beard Growth? Zizyphus Jujuba
Z. jujuba in South Khorasan province, Birjand

Now there’s actually possibly another you can add to the list… Zizyphus Jujuba. Which is a traditional herb with a long history of use for nutrition and the treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases commonly found in China. Not only has it shown some anti-cancerous properties and used for curing a slew of other aliments, but a study has shown that its oils can also promote hair growth.

This study was undertaken to examine the efficacy of essential oil from seeds of Zizyphus jujuba for its potential role on hair growth by in vivo method. Essential oil was applied at different concentrations (0.1%, 1% and 10%) over the shaved skin onto the backs of BALB/c mice and monitored for 21 days. After 21 days, mice treated with 1% and 10% of oil produced a greater effect on the length of hair which were measured to be 9.96 and 10.02 mm, respectively, as compared to the control (8.94 mm). We measured the weight of hair/cm(2) area of dorsal skin and also evaluated hair thickness and hair follicles microscopically after plucking the hair immediately from the shaved area of mice and found the best results for 1% of essential oil-treated mice. From this study, it is concluded that Z. jujuba essential oil possesses hair growth promoting activity.

Hair growth promoting effect of Zizyphus jujuba essential oil
Minoxidil Alternative For Beard Growth? Zizyphus Jujuba
In rats the amount of hair growth difference is insane when using Zizyphus Jujuba essential oil.

So What To Take Away From This?

This is a single study, so take it with a grain of salt but it seems promising in my opinion. I just thought it would be interesting to bring this up because this may or may not be something that will gain more traction in the future when more research is done. I just wanted to let people know there is interesting things out there that point to the fact there is possibly more out there for their beards then just Minoxidil.

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