Posted on Jun 25, 2009 | Comments 2
No one wants to lose their hair. For some people a few stray strands in the sink can be devastating.
This is why many chemical treatments have become available to treat baldness today.
However, some of these chemicals can have side effects and be unsafe for use.
In fact, some chemicals can be very toxic for pregnant women. If the man is using the cream, and the woman comes into contact with it, severe pregnancy complications could occur.
However, there are several herbs available today to treat baldness, in men and women. Consider the following herbs, if you are looking for a natural treatment to baldness or hair loss. [Hair Loss Solutions]
Herbs Available For Eliminating Hair Loss
Green tea – It is believed that the ingredients in green tea can inhibit the production of DHT. DHT is the main cause of hair loss in men and women. You can drink green tea on a daily basis or take a capsule which contains the ingredient.
If you choose to drink the tea, you will want to consume twenty to forty ounces per day. Make sure the green tea you drink is of high quality, and not too watered down.
Ginkgo Biloba – Ginkgo is known to have properties which increase circulation of the blood. It is thought that when blood circulates better to the brain and scalp more nutrients will be delivered.
These nutrients will make the hair and follicle healthier. Ginkgo can be taken in pill form one to three times every day. You can find these pills or capsules in most health food stores or pharmacies.
Stinging Nettle – Stinging Nettle has shown the ability to prevent the hormone testosterone from turning into DHT. Stinging Nettle is available in both pill and capsule form. The recommended dose is from 50 to 100 milligrams every day.
Which Herb Should You Choose?
Before choosing an herb to combat your hair loss, you will want to speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Just because herbs are natural, it does not mean that they are completely safe. Some herbs can interact with prescription drug therapies.
Make sure you discuss the medications you are already taking with your doctor; to make sure you do not experience a drug interaction. You may also want to discuss any allergies you have with your doctor.
Some herbs are known to be related to certain foods, or medications, and could cause the same allergic reaction.
Are Herbs the Cure For Hair Loss?
While many herbs have shown to be beneficial in treating hair loss, they are not a guarantee. Many people who suffer with baldness have a genetic predisposition. These genes cannot be changed or eliminated.
However, herbs can help to postpone hair loss or slow it down. On the other hand, if you are genetically predisposed to becoming bald, there is no known cure that will eliminate the condition completely.
Therefore, herbs may work to slow down the hair loss, or prevent complete baldness for a period, but they won’t stop it completely.
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