Natural Herbal Remedies To
Control Hair Loss
Hair loss can be an embarrassing but sometimes all-too
natural process of aging. However, you don’t have to spend
hundreds of dollars on chemically charged products that boast
too good to be true promises.
Most commercially available remedies make big promises about
stopping hair loss, but the results are usually disappointing,
if not downright dismal.
If you want to try something besides the expensive
commercial hair loss formulations, there are plenty of herbal
remedies that have been traditionally used for treating hair
As with most hereditary conditions, the results of
using natural herbal remedies will vary according to each case,
but most of these herbal-based remedies are so inexpensive and
easy to use that they are an accessible choice for just about
anyone suffering from hair loss.
Sesame Oil: Use sesame oil to give yourself
a hair-saving scalp massage. This is a traditional herbal
remedy used in Ayurveda medicine. Simply massage the sesame oil
into your scalp for a few minutes and rinse.
Saw Palmetto: This is perhaps the most
common herbal treatment for men experiencing male pattern
baldness. Male pattern baldness is believed to be caused by a
hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a
by-product of testosterone. DHT works by shrinking and killing
It is believed that the herb Saw Palmetto works by stopping
DHT from binding to receptor sites right at the hair follicles.
For some people, Saw Palmetto may even help reverse baldness.
Most herbalists recommend that patients take a 160-milligram
dose of Saw Palmetto each morning, and another dose in the
When choosing a commercial Saw Palmetto product, look for
one that is described as ‘concentrated’ or purified.’ This will
help ensure that the herb is at its maximum
Green Tea: Green tea is thought to
help inhibit the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that is thought to be
responsible for most cases of hair loss. Most naturopaths
recommend taking one to three cups of green tea every day to
help counteract the effects of the 5-alpha-reductase
For women who are experiencing hair loss, there are also
many natural herbal remedies that can be used to help
counteract this often-embarrassing problem.
An Interesting Herb Fact
The Healing Beauty of Borage
The borage flower (Borago officinalis) is well known for its lovely blue color. The flowers have been used since Elizabethan times for both decoration and for its healing beauty. Recent modern research has shown that the plant may actually stimulate the adrenal glands, encouraging the production of adrenaline, that famous 'fight or flight' hormone that is responsible for getting our bodies geared up during the most stressful times in our lives. Herbalists describe the character of the borage...
Nettle and Pygeum: Pygeum is a well-regarded
African herb that is thought to help block one of the enzymes
that is believed to cause male pattern baldness. Nettle is an
herb that is thought to help enhance the effects of pygeum.
To receive the recommended 13 percent of beta
sterols, most herbalists recommend taking 50 to 100 milligrams
of nettle in conjunction with 60 to 500 milligrams of pygeum
Gotu Kola: This traditional
herb can be used to help slow the process of hair loss. Simply
follow the directions on the label of the herbal supplement you
Taken in large doses, Peppermint
Oil is well known for its
cooling, calming and analgesic properties.
It is also thought to be a good herbal
remedy for treating fevers, skin complaints,
migraines and headaches.
Peppermint Essential Oil is
also believed to be antibacterial, and it is
often used to help combat minor infections.
Fenugreek: Use fenugreek
powder (most likely available in the spice section of your
local supermarket) to create a hair-saving paste. Simply mix
half a teaspoon of fenugreek powder with three-fourths cup of
unsweetened coconut milk and make a hair paste.
This paste is thought to contain
hair-energizing properties that can help counteract the effects
of hair loss.