September 29, 2011

Superior Advantages of Natural Treatment for Baldness

In western science, baldness commonly caused by a nutrition deficiency, aging, hormones, genetics and stress called alopecia areata.  While herbs address directly the cause of the illness, naturally supporting the body’s healing mechanisms, most drugs just take care of the symptoms without eliminating the real cause. 

Take a quick scan what herbs are effective for bald treatment.

Aloe vera activates the production of nitric oxide and an enzyme called superoxide dismutane, two substances that may work together to stimulate hair regrowth.

Coconut Oils is one of the few oils that actually contain protein easily absorbable into the hair strands, and thus, is one of the few oils that strengthen the hair follicle.

Eclipta Alba is a well-known Ayurvedic herbal medicine considered to be the best natural remedy for the hair loss and premature greying of the hair.

Green tea (Camellia sinesis) - catechins found in green tea may inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone into hair- DHT.  Therefore, green tea is believed to be effective in preventing and treating male pattern type baldness.  Several cups of green tea each day is a good idea.

Onion is high in sulfur, which is thought to be a hair healing mineral.

Saw palmetto (Seranoa repens) – it has ability to protect the prostate, slow hair loss and encourage hair regrowth. It forms the core element of many commercially prepared hair loss treatments but can easily be obtained in its pure form. The recommended dose is a 160mg capsule twice each day, but make sure the ingredients are made from the berry extract not the dried berries themselves.

Stinging nettle (Urtica diocia) - its ability to block the conversion of testosterone into DHT is considered to prevent baldness.  It is particularly effective when combined with pygeum and saw palmetto.  It can be taken in pill or capsule form with an optimum dose of 50-100mg per day. 

Yucca’s root is used as a shampoo.  It cleanses the hair and provides an excellent treatment for the scalp. The plant is said to contain saponins which is a natural detergent. It can treat dandruff and itchy scalp.

It remains controversial that herbal remedies can really prevent and treat hair loss and encourage hair growth. While more scientific trials are needed, herbal remedies are still popular because of the benefits they cause on the user's hair and scalp if use correctly. However, in current stream of medications, integrative herbalism is on the way and that may be a promising hope for men and women who are suffering from hair loss or baldness. But would be naive to say that herbal remedies are a miracle and they cure all forms of hair loss.

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