A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study for safety and efficacy of SesZen-Bio™: a proprietary Sesbania grandiflora extract in managing hair and scalp health in healthy adults


  • Ratna Upadhyay Department of Phytochemistry, Zenherbs Lab Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Mihir C. Gadani Department of Phytochemistry, Zenherbs Lab Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Sneha Badak Department of Phytochemistry, Zenherbs Lab Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nayan Patel NovoBliss Research Private Limited, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
  • Apeksha Merja NovoBliss Research Private Limited, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
  • Maheshvari Patel NovoBliss Research Private Limited, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India




Biotin, Sesbania grandiflora, Hair loss, Hair thinning, Alopecia


Background: Hair loss, a common multifactorial condition affecting both genders, results from causes like extrinsic factors (pollution, sun, humidity, and temperature), nutritional variation, or intrinsic factors such as ageing, heredity, hormonal and medical conditions. Some of the damages caused by these factors can be effectively managed with multivitamins, minerals, antioxidant natural products. Present study assessed use of standardised herbal Sesbania grandiflora extract for improving hair density, hair thickness and scalp health along with a serum biomarker to establish the probable mechanism of action.

Methods: The study was approved by the ethics committee and was conducted as per standard national regulations. 51 randomized subjects (mean age: 39.40±5.80 years) received either test-treatment or placebo for consecutive 56 days. Instrumental assessments included a phototrichogram to assess hair density, thickness, and scalp condition.

Results: SesZen-BioTM which is derived from Sesbania grandiflora extracts showed an improvement in hair density, hair thickness and ferritin in 8 weeks of usage suggesting it stimulates the keratin production which resulted in improved follicle growth. By day 56 of usage, hair density and thickness improved by 58.92±28.69 cm2 and 3.68±2.69 μm respectively from baseline (both p<0.0001) in the treatment group. This indicates towards 25% improvement in hair density, 16.94% in hair thickness and almost 72% volunteers indicated an improvement in hair health along with 27% increase in serum ferritin.

Conclusions: Sesbania grandiflora extract -SesZen-Bio® showed beneficial nutritional effects on research subjects, proving its usefulness as a well-tolerated and efficient daily supplement to improve hair health.


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