September 27, 2011

Herbal Remedies for Woman Hair Loss - Will it Same Male Hair Loss

Though baldness occurs in both genders, male pattern baldness often results to total baldness while female pattern baldness, other hand, results to thinning of the hair in some areas but not complete hair loss. Besides the conventional medicines of which the result is not clear, natural treatment for hair loss becomes more in trend when people try to find alternative treatment.

Hair loss problem leads to depression and many women are losing confidence because of thinner hair.  Hair loss in women is indicating that there is something wrong with the body and that may be because of stress, unbalanced alimentation, lack of vitamins, a wrong shampoo, hormonal disorders or even polluted environment.

Let’s see the most popular herbal remedies for hair loss and decide if you should try these herbs for solving your hair loss problem or use herbs as integrative treatment for baldness.

Aloe Vera is still being debated on whether aloe vera, or aloe barbadensis, really helps increase hair growth, anyway, aloe vera helps in the treatment of wound, burns and minor skin infections and is a very good scalp conditioner. When used externally, it will cleanse the pores of the scalp, healing it and balancing the pH level of the skin. Be careful its latex – the  yellow liquid as some people are prone to developing allergies to it. Topical application of aloe vera is not applicable to people taking hydrocortisone or other topical steroids.

Green tea or Camellia sinesis is very effective in combating male hair loss. It is thought that catechins found in green tea may inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone into hair-unfriendly DHT. Anyhow, its exact effects are not proven in female hair loss treatment, but we should know that this herb improves blood circulation and contributes to the relaxation of blood vessels.

Ginkgo biloba is an herb famous for improving blood circulation both to the brain and skin. Specialists consider that if we increase the blood flow to the scalp area, it will deliver more nourishing substances to the hair follicles, enhancing the hair growth.

He Shou Wu or Polygonum multiflorum, also named Fo-Ti is a traditional Chinese herb medicine used for centuries to cure hair loss. You can find it as a component of many commercial products for combating hair fall, as well as in teas and capsules. The ancient Chinese healers used this herb for sustaining the kidneys and the liver. It is considered that liver blood nourishes the head and thus the hair, also controlling the aging process.

Rosemary and sage are popular treatments for hair loss and alopecia areata in the Mediterranean region. They are both astringents and have a tightening effect on the pores. The combination of rosemary and sage cleanses the pores and stimulates the hair follicles in the skin. 

Saw palmetto is well known in North America as treatment for hair loss, particularly alopecia areata. Experts say that because it can treat prostate problems, its effect on testosterone production make it a good treatment for hair loss. However, saw palmetto is not advisable for people with anemia because it can interfere with iron absorption of the body. This is also not advisable for people who are taking finasteride, anti-platelet, and anti-coagulants.

Many herbs are not yet approved by the FDA, and should not be considered as professional medical advice.  However, hair loss can be avoided without the side effects of chemicals in over-the-counter drugs.  Above herb is another remedy for hair loss and baldness for women which can also applied to male hair loss.

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