Hair Loss is a subject that is discussed extensively and an immense amount of research has been done on it. Why is hair loss of so much consequence when it is not something that is life threatening or dangerous?
The answer lies in the fact that a person’s hair has a lot to do with his self esteem. People, who have a receding hairline and those who are getting bald, often feel less confident about themselves.
There are a few who even suffer from depression. The good news is that there are a lot of herbs that can help fight hair loss. Using them everyday can not only prevent further hair loss, but in some cases it actually helps new hair to grow.
Effective Herbal Remedies Hair Loss
Aloe Vera extracts taken from the plant are known to have anti inflammatory properties and are considered effective anti oxidants.
When aloe Vera is applied to the scalp, it sooths the surface and seals the oils and moisture in. Hair loss due to an inflamed scalp can be prevented when aloe Vera is used in shampoos and conditioners.
Sea vegetables and seaweeds have been extensively used because they have a high content of amino acids as well as minerals and vitamins.
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About 400 seaweeds are used extensively in medicines, fertilizers and skin care products. Seaweed extracts not only have inflammatory properties, but also provide enough amino acids that are the building blocks required to prevent hair loss.
Green Tea form the plant Camellia Sinesis, is considered one of the most effective oriental herbs for hair loss. Green tea has various antioxidants that combat free radicals that cause cancer, arthritis and hair loss amongst others.
Green tea is also known to have catechins that do not allow 5 alpha enzymes to cause hair loss. 5 Alpha enzymes produce DHT that sticks to hair follicles which reduces blood circulation in that area.
Green Tea has SHBG or sex hormone-binding globulin compounds that stick with the DHT radicals and prevent them from reaching the hair roots and sticking to them.
This is one of the most effective oriental herbs for hair loss. This herb basically increases blood circulation.
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People, who prescribe this, do so because they feel that increased circulation will prevent hair loss, as the roots will be nourished better.
He Shou Wu or Fo-Ti
By far the most famous oriental herb to treat hair loss, he shou wu fo-ti is used extensively in commercial products that help fight hair loss.
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This herb can be taken as a tea or in a capsule form. It is found to have the capability of helping terminal hair growth and not the baby hair growth that is associated with minoxidil.
Ginseng has been used for thousands of years to treat hair loss and increase blood circulation and regulate cellular metabolism.
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It is better to try to prevent hair loss with natural herbs, as they will not have any side effects.
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