Excellent Herbal Options For Hair Loss
By Benjamin Scott Jr
Going bald is nothing out of this world for men in their 60s. Ask a young man that is going through hair loss the same question and it is a whole different story. At a young age this could be a signal of hereditary disorder, hormonal imbalance or bad reactions to pollutants from the environment. The great thing these days is that many solutions for baldness prescribed or over-the-counter are now available. It is not uncommon for people to hesitate when it comes to these products because of the risk of getting an allergic reaction. Another concern is the contraindications in some of these products which can be an issue for people who are already under medication.
Fortunately, hair technology is not solely dependent upon chemical elements. Herbal solutions to hair loss are now gaining popularity over its chemical-based counterpart, more so to those concerned about overall health. Below are the most common.
1. Aloe Vera. Sebum is produced by the hair glands and is what provides the hair with a natural glare. If too much sebum is secreted by our hair glands negative consequences can be suffered because it will block the hair follicles which will result in the fall of hair. In addition, other problems can arise like scalp irritation which can give rise to extra hair challenges. This is where Aloe Vera jumps in by regulating the quantity of sebum and helping restore the follicular cycle. The scalp is returned to health, and becomes capable of producing hair again.
2. Saw palmetto. The plant is mostly grown in North America, and is used to cure prostate or urinary tract inflammations in men. Certain properties of saw palmetto have been proven to block the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). The most common reason for androgenic alopecia in men, or hereditary hair loss is DHT. The body generates a male hormone called testosterone that in combination with the enzyme 5 alpha reductase is converted into DHT. Saw palmetto, that is thought to be one among the best Herbal solutions to hair loss, may be available in the form of topical solutions and oral preparations.
3. Ginkgo Biloba. Also known as the Maidenhair tree, Ginkgo Biloba is widely known in China and Japan for its medicinal attributes. Many of the commercial hair care products contain Ginkgo Biloba extract as an active ingredient. Cellular health is one of the things that Ginkgo improves due to the improved blood circulation to the skin that it is claimed to provide. A healthy scalp maintains healthy hair follicles, and enables growth of healthy hair.
Herbal solutions can be a good options for people who have tried certain medications for hair loss with adverse reactions. One of the great things about herbs is that they have properties that are also beneficial to other organs in the body. Even though some of the good effects from herbs have not been scientifically proven, the reality is that many have received good results from using them and it can’t hurt trying a ‘cure from nature’.