Licorice and lemon to grow hair on bald patches

Hair loss in particular spots when compared to the full scalp are called bald patches. It is a type of skin disorder which causes hair loss on the affected area. Hair usually grows back within few months or over a period of time. But for some people the hair growth becomes less or does not grow back properly. This skin disorder affects the hair roots and affects the follicle. Research shows that bald patches occur due to stress and food habits. This disorder can be treated using licorice and lemon, which triggers the growth of hair in the bald patches.

Benefits of licorice for hair: Licorice is very beneficial when it comes to hair and skin health. It has many medicinal properties that treat skin rashes, sores, infections and when consumed it also treats issues regrading menopause, stomach ulcers and liver. When licorice is applied externally on hair, it triggers the growth of new hair on the bald patches. It strengthens the roots and stimulates the hair follicles. Licorice also helps to reduce split ends, hydrate the scalp and prevents dandruff.

Licorice – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • English – Licorice
  • Hindi – Mulethi
  • Sanskrit – Madhurika
  • Malayalam – Iratti Madhuram
  • Bengali – Yashtimadhu
  • Tamil – Adhimadhuram
  • Kannada – Atimadhura
  • Telugu – Adhimadhuram


Benefits of lemon for hair: Lemon has many medicinal properties that is essential for good health. It is rich in Vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and flavonoids that is essential for good skin and hair. Vitamin C in lemon helps to strengthen hair roots and follicles. It also stimulates new hair growth in bald patches. Lemon extract adds shine to hair and reduces frizz. Lemon has anti-fungal property in it and prevents scalp infections and dandruff. It prevents the fungus on the scalp and cleans the skin to remove dead skin cells. Lemon extract can be direct;y applied on hair and scalp or mixed with suitable ingredients to treat many skin ailments and hair growth.

Follow the simple DIY instructions to prepare the mix that helps to grow hair on bald patches.

How to use Licorice and lemon to grow hair on bald patches – DIY

  • 1 or 2 small piece Licorice
  • 1/2 Lemon
  1. To grow hair on bald patches, you need lemon and licorice.
  2. First, since licorice is a hard herb, it is better to crush it using a mortar. This will keep your blender blades safe.
  3. Crush the licorice using mortar and pestle.
  4. Add crushed licorice to blender.
  5. Blend it.
  6. Add lemon extract to licorice powder.
  7. Mix well and use it.

Directions for use:

  1. Apply this on the bald patches on scalp.
  2. Leave it on the scalp for 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with warm water.

Use this twice a week for better results.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.