Top 10 Natural Treatments of Hair loss
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Hair loss was initially more a male problem, however that no longer holds true. A recent report indicated that nearly 40% of the people with hair loss concerns are women. This is alarming because healthy hair is associated with beauty, good health and general wellbeing.
What is Making you Lose Hair?
One close look at your lifestyle and you’d probably have the answer. Overt stress, unhealthy eating habits, pollution, excessive smoking and drinking, aging, hormonal imbalances, use of chemicals and other artificial hair products and treatments are something we all can relate to.
Genetic and medical conditions like hypothyroidism, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), iron-deficiency anemia etc are also other factors that influence hair loss.
Of course, you do shed around 80-100 strands of hair daily and that is perfectly normal if your hair growth is balancing the loss. However, you may want to pay more attention to your hair if you are losing it in chunks, there is noticeable thinning and the texture of your hair is becoming dry and limp.
Treatment Options Available in the Market
You’ll literally get zillion of hair loss treatments off the shelf or online. Each tagged with promises of you growing back your hair guaranteed. But, an astute customer like you is unlikely to fall into these too good to believe traps because they are actually nothing but bags of empty promises.
Chemical medicines are generally discouraged because they are synthetic, not completely bio available and may lead to side effects that cause more harm than good. Also, since hair loss could be the manifestation of an underyling problem, treatments targeted towards simply restoring hair growth is not going to work till the root cause is addressed
On the other hand, natural remedies are versatile, safe, easily available, and have been tested and used in traditional medicines for ages. A single herb can be used for multiple conditions and that affirms the healing powers of nature.
Let’s look at the top 10 Natural Treatments for Hair Loss
- Indian Gooseberry
This innocuous fruit is loaded with nutritional constituents that may help compensate any deficiency in the body. It is traditionally believed to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties and can be consumed or applied topically for visible results.
- Aloe Vera
This unassuming cactus looking plant is stocked with nutrients and therapeutic components. It has alkalizing properties that may help alleviate an itchy scalp and promote hair growth. It contains proteolytic enzymes that rejuvenate hair follicles. Aloe is traditionally believed to be a good conditioner that gives shine and luster to your hair leaving it smooth and soft. Chemically Aloe vera resembles keratin (hair protein) and it nourishes the hair improving its tensile strength.
- Eclipta alba
Also known as Bhringaraj in Ayurveda, this herb is an important remedy traditionally used for hair concerns and baldness. It possesses rejuvenating properties and may help prevent premature graying. Its hair tonic properties are traditionally believed to relieve dandruff issues and help maintain healthy, lustrous hair.
Oil extracted from the leaves and flowers of this plant is traditionally believed to be beneficial in promoting hair growth by rejuvenating the scalp and hair tissue. Hibiscus possesses moisturizing properties that helps restore luster and shine. It is also believed to help retain the natural color of your hair.
- Bacopa monnieri
This herb also known as Brahmi is termed a miracle herb in traditional medicine. It is traditionally believed to nourish the brain and nerves and enhance cognitive memory. It potentially supports various organ functions and maintains hair and skin health too. It possesses properties that may help soothe the mind and reduce stress thereby offering a holistic solution for various problems.
- Nardostachys Jatamansi
Like Brahmi, this soothing herb is traditionally believed to be a brain tonic and is used to relieve stress, restlessness, and hyperactivity. Studies indicate that it possesses anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, and cardiotonic properties. The oil extract of this herb is traditionally believed to be helpful in hair growth. It improves the quality and texture of the hair and potentially retards the process of graying.
This woody perennial herb has been used traditionally for centuries in promoting hair growth. Traditional science states that rosemary possesses anti oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to promote circulation and stimulate the hair follicles to augment new growth.
- Green tea
This is a very popular remedy containing many active constituents that have numerous health benefits. It is chock-full of nutrients that may help fight free radicals responsible for aging and various other diseases. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) present in green tea has been tested clinically and is indicated to possess various medicinal properties. It is traditionally believed to enhance cognitive functions, increase physical performance, boost immunity, improve heart health etc. Its antioxidant properties may help guard against oxidative damage and prevent hair loss. Being a powerful anti-inflammatory it potentially helps soothe hair conditions like dandruff and psoriasis.
- Licorice Root
Glycyrrhiza Glabra commonly known as licorice root is traditionally believed to be a panacea for various health conditions. It has many multifarious constituents that are beneficial to the human body. It is traditionally believed to reduce stress, bring ease, boost immunity, protect the liver etc. It is known to particularly benefit male baldness and its nutrient properties nourish the scalp, strengthen the hair shafts, reduce dandruff and promote hair growth.
- Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
Fruits, roots and barks of this plant are used for their wonderful health benefits. It is an important constituent of the popular remedy Triphala that exerts numerous beneficial effects on the body. Haritaki is traditionally believed to possess anti-inflammatory, astringent, and immune boosting properties. It potentially aids in revitalizing, toning, nourishing and increasing circulation to the hair follicles thereby promoting healthy, lustrous and strong hair. It is also believed to be beneficial in reducing dandruff, split ends and other hair concerns.
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Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.