by Low Jeremy
Posted on Wednesday 17th of December 2008
Having a great head of hair is a source of pride for a lot of people. For men, having a lot of hair signals youth and health, and can show off how well they take care of themselves, which reflects in their hair. For women, having a good head of hair shows not only youth and health, but an underlying sexiness that comes because of natural beauty that is untouched by stress. It is no wonder, then, that people start panicking when they start losing their hair, and then start looking for ways to counteract their body’s natural reaction to stress, not to mention age. Some medications promise that hair loss can be stopped, if not reversed; but did you know that some manufacturers also promise that their herbal remedies can also lead to hair coming back in full force?
There are many different remedies that are now being marketed as hair loss cures. One such herb-based medication contains ginkgo biloba, an herb that has long been used as a source of energy. Today, more research is showing that gingko biloba can stimulate circulation of the blood, not only to the brain, but to the skin. This means that as more blood circulates and moves to the skin, it can be easier for hair follicles to start growing your hair and to continue doing so for a longer time.
Another popular herbal remedy is found in green tea. Often marketed as a cure-all, green tea and its accompanying chemicals, called catechins, are said to stop the enzymes that convert your body’s testosterone into a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. It is the DHT hormone that actually leads to hair loss, and is most common in men who are experiencing male pattern baldness. As a result, some people who are experiencing hair loss are told to drink green tea in order to induce hair growth or keep hair loss from occurring.
Another herb is known as Fo-Ti, originating from China. It has traditionally been prepared as a hair loss reducing remedy, and you can take it in tea or tablet form. Yet another herb is Pygeum, which is taken from evergreen bark, and which works in the same way that green tea catechins do. It is currently being marketed as a way to treat problems of the prostate gland, as well as male pattern baldness. It is available in tablet or capsule form.
Saw Palmetto is now gaining popularity, and it has become the treatment of choice for male pattern baldness because of its effects on the prostate gland, and its ability to hasten hair regrowth. It is also used in many commercially available hair loss treatments, and it can sometimes be bought it pure form as a capsule. Lastly, stinging nettle can be used to prevent hair loss, since it keeps testosterone from being converted into DHT. It is also available as a pill or a capsule and it is often used in conjunction with saw palmetto and pygeum.
These are only a few kinds of herbs that you can use when you are starting to experience hair loss. If you are unsure about the safety of these herbs, or if you think that they would work for you, talk to your doctor first before investing in them. This way, you can be sure that you are spending your money well and not wasting it on a scam.
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