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Herbs For Hair Loss

Jun 1, 2008
There are numerous herbal remedies available for hair loss. Both men and women struggle with this issue. We will begin with the simplest remedies and proceed from there. Poor circulation is said to be a common cause of hair loss, often-excessive style treatments can cause problems, but our interest here is focused on herbal remedies. We will assume that you have already eliminated style issues and underlying health issues.

Essential oils used in aromatherapy can be useful to increase the circulation and therefore increase hair growth, or at least slow its loss. A blend of lavender and bay leaves along with either almond oil, soybean oil or sesame oil can be massaged into the scalp and left for half an hour then rinse and shampoo. Jojoba oil found in some supermarket shampoos is said to be helpful in balancing the sebum (an oil produced near the hair follicles) and preventing the buildup of bacteria. As a bonus, jojoba can increase the shine in the hair as well.

Some others add a little rosemary oil to an unscented baby shampoo. Most baby shampoos are unscented and chemical free, but you can get baby shampoo scented with lavender. The rosemary mixed with the lavender could have a nice calming aromatic effect as a bonus.

Ginkgo Biloba is a very popular herbal remedy, it is said to increase the blood flow to the brain, and therefore improve memory and sharpness. It is also said to be good for preventing hair loss because of the increased circulation to the brain and therefore to the head. It is also believed to increase hair growth.

Green Tea is another very popular herbal remedy. It is an excellent antioxidant, is supposed to control appetite and some herbalists believe it can reduce the risk of male pattern baldness. You can take it in capsule form or drink several cups per day. It makes a good replacement for chilled black tea, said to be the house wine of the south.

He Shou Wu or Fo-Ti (Polygonum Multiflorum) is an ancient Chinese herb used for the treatment of hair loss. It may be taken in tea or capsule form, and is a main ingredient found in the commercial remedies for hair loss. The formulation also shows promise as a hair color restorative. Saw Palmetto is a popular choice as is Panax Ginseng, the latter is well known for promoting vascular circulation and improving cellular metabolism.

Aloe Vera is said to be good for encouraging hair re-growth. This popular plant has been used for burns most often because of its ability to increase cellular regeneration. Some others include birch, catmint, chamomile (also used as tea for calming effects), marigold parsley, sage, and southernwood. The list goes on forever. The single common thread throughout all of the treatments seems to be increased circulation, and skin conditioning. What works well for one may not work so well for another. So try different methods and find the one that works best for you.
About the Author
One of the more popular herbal treatments for hair loss is Provillus Treatment. Provillus is made up of a nourishing blend of herbs that fortify your hair and strengthen the follicles to promote strong and healthy hair. Visit Provillus for more information.
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