Herbal remedies increase circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate
Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea. This helps hair
Catmint or chamomile infusions used as a final rinse can help with
itchiness, a source of hair loss.
Aloe, nettles, stinging nettle, birch leaves and watercress are
excellent blood and skin cleaners. Drink 1 tbsp. of juice of stinging
nettle, birch leaves and watercress, mixed in a glass of water to
cleanse the blood.
may help prevent hair loss. Used as a tea, parsley
strengthens the kidneys. A tea made from raspberry and blackberry leaves
is also good for they kidney.
Horsetail is a good source of silica. Silica helps to keep hair strong
and looking shiny and sleek. To shampoo hair, steep 2 tbsp. horsetail in
4 oz. hot water and add to a baby shampoo. Massage scalp regularly with
tinctures of stinging nettle, birch, horsetail and rosemary for hair
growth stimulation, to disinfect the scalp and to increase blood
Rosemary or stinging-nettle may help combat
dandruff, a source of hair
loss. Put a large handful of rosemary into a pan and cover with water.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes and leave to cool. Strain the mixture through a
sieve into a jug containing a few drops of wheatgerm or any oil. Use
this as a rinse after you have washed your hair with a very mild
shampoo. Finally rinse thoroughly with tepid water.
Arnica, marigold, rosemary, or southernwood are also useful for hair
loss. For best results, massage an infused oil into the scalp.
A tea of marshmallow and burdock is good
for dry hair. To make
the tea, add 1 tsp of marshmallow and 1 tsp of burdock to a cup of hot
Ayurvedic Anti-stress Tea:
Mix equal proportions of jatamamsi and brahmi. Steep 1 teaspoon of this
mix in 1 cup of hot water. Drink 2 or 3 times a day to relieve stress,
which is a cause for hair loss.
Chinese Herbs Psoralea seeds: Eat 3 to 9 grams of the seeds daily. A
study examining the effects of psoralea extracts and exposure to
ultraviolet light in forty- five bald men found that, within six months,
hair was completely restored in 36 percent of the cases and there was a
significant restoration in another 30 percent.
Oyster and clam shell. Crush and decoct into a tea to increase kidney qi.
Mulberries: The Chinese doctors believe that mulberries are an excellent
tonic for the kidneys, liver, and blood.
Oriental Formulae Bupleurum and Dragon Bone Combination: Effective for
round alopecia. Good for those of strong constitution and nervousness.
Cinnamon and Dragon Bone:
For round alopecia.
For weak person with
vertigo. Siler and Platycodon Formula:
For delicate physique and alcoholics or the constipated. Traditional
oriental tonics tone liver and kidneys and promote new hair growth. They
include herbs such as: Polygonum Lycium fruit Chinese foxglove root
Chinese yam Cornus.
Hair Loss, Baldness
There are only two FDA approved remedies that can generate increased
hair growth. One is Rogaine, or topical minoxidil, which is a shampoo
available in a few strengths. The other drug is Propecia, which is a
small dose of the prostate drug finasteride. But, they don't work for
everyone, especially when there is actual baldness rather than thinning
Conventional Treatments for Hair Loss
Rogaine and Propecia share some crucial drawbacks. The biggest drawback
is that if you stop taking them, you will start losing your hair again
and the quality of the overall hair is poor. So, once started you will
have to continue with this for the rest of your life or till you are
ready to go out with a bald head! They are also very expensive. (A wig
may be cheaper!)
In addition, we do not know what using these drugs for an extended
period of time will do to us in the short or long term. Minoxidil
is a blood-pressure-lowering medication that can, even in shampoo form,
affect aspects of heart function.
Researchers at the University of Toronto reported that rogaine may cause
heart changes if used for long periods of time. Propecia has been known
to cause loss of libido and impotence. Finasteride interferes with the
conversion of testosterone to another form of the hormone.
Complementary therapies do not have the side effects noted with these
drugs. Hormone therapy may be prescribed for certain types of hair loss.
But it does possess some risk.
Some doctors may try to speed recovery form alopecia areata with
corticosteroids applied topically or injected in the scalp. The
treatment can be painful. It may also cause permanent scarring in the
Cortisone taken orally may stimulate new hair growth. But the effect is
likely to be temporary.
Prednisone, another orally administered steroid, has proved effective in
some cases of alopecia areata. Side effects include weight gain,
metabolic abnormalities, acne, and menstrual problems.
Hormone therapy in the form of birth-control pills may reverse baldness
due to hormonal imbalances in young women.
Hair transplantation is another technique used to combat baldness. This
involves the relocation of plugs of skin from parts of the scalp
containing active hair follicles to bald areas. Several hundred plugs
may be needed to be implanted at the rate of about 10 to 60 at a
session. The transplanted hair may drop out, but new hair usually begins
to grow from the transplanted follicles within several months. The
process is painful and expensive, and it does nothing to retard genetic
or age-related hair loss.
Scalp reduction is a form of cosmetic surgery that involves tightening
the scalp so that hair- bearing skin from the back and sides of the head
is pulled toward the crown. Hair may then be transplanted to the
remaining bald area at the top of the head. The process is painful and
expensive. It does nothing to retard genetic or age-related hair loss.
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