Herbal hair loss treatment

Thousands of people across the world are suffering from hair loss. Some may embrace the idea where others are trying anything and everything to keep their hair. If you are one of those people looking to keep your hair for as long as possible you may be wondering if there are any more natural ways of dealing with hair loss. There are lots of medications on the market today that claim to stop hair loss and there are hair replacement and transplant surgeries that may be beneficial as well, but you may not want to go to those extremes.

For years and years now, the wonders of herbs have been working there magic for thousands of different ailments. There has been some evidence that some herbs have had an effect on stopping hair loss as well as helping hair re-grow as well.

The first herb is Ginkgo Biloba. This herb has been used to help with many problems, such as improving blood circulation to the skin and the brain. Because of this effect, herbalists feel that the extra circulation of the blood to the skin brings more nutrients to the hair follicles.

Second is Algae Extract. Algae or seaweed have been known to contain important minerals, vitamins and amino acids. There are thousands of species of seaweed in the oceans but only some are used as supplements and medicines. The seaweed such as Atlantic Kelp has been used for helping with hair growth by having anti-oxidants which heal the scalp and provide amino acids and vitamins to help hair grow. Channeled Wrack is derived from seaweed and it contains potent antioxidant properties found in its isoflavones. It has antioxidants comparable to vitamin E. These can renew the scalp tissue.

Another popular herb is green tea. Green tea contains the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which can help reduce the risk of losing hair.
Ginseng is an herb well known for its benefits in regulating cellular metabolism and by promoting vascular circulation. The best way to use the ginseng is through washing with a shampoo containing the herb.

He Shou Wu may have a funny name, but it is an ancient Chinese herb used for years to help with hair loss and baldness. This herb has been shown to actually help grow deeper stronger hair instead of the baby fine hair that some other remedies can provide.

Stinging Nettle is another herb that can offer great benefits. It blocks testosterone from converting into DHT. This process of testosterone converting into DHT is actually the main cause of hair loss in men.

There are other herbs that have shown to be effective in preventing hair loss and re-growing hair but the list could on and on. These are a few of the main herbs that have had some evidence in helping. It seems that herbs have really been of great benefit when it comes to so many ailments that people face. Many of these herbs can be taken in pill form, as a tea or they can be used topically. In order to know what benefits each herb has you may want to consult someone that works in herbology as an herbalist. These people are trained to know what benefits each herb offers for our health and also what type of side effects can be expected in taking certain herbs.

There is no scientific proof that herbs will help you achieve your goals with preventing hair loss, but sometimes sticking close to natures own remedies proves to be the most beneficial way. If you are battling with a hair loss problem then there is nothing to lose by trying out a few all natural remedies.

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Last updated on Jun 27th, 2009 and filed under Other Conditions & Diseases. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. Best hair loss control can only be achieved if you know the exact cause of hair loss. If, as is sometimes the case, the direct diagnosis of the cause of hair loss becomes difficult, it can be analyzed indirectly by ruling out other causes of hair loss.

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