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The Best Hair Loss Treatments: 3 Herbal Remedies That Can Help You

Feb 20, 2008
For many people, the thought of growing older is a depressing thought. What makes even worse for some people is the thought of losing their hair. A balding spot on the head usually equates to old age. And for some people, it can be tough to take. However, there are some natural alternatives that can result in the best and hair loss treatment. With the standard medications on the market today, there's always the danger of some negative side effects over the long-term. Herbs offer a natural alternative for hair loss treatment with limited negative side effects. There are three herbal alternatives that you can try;

* Green tea
* Gingko biloba
* He shou wu

Green Tea

Most people would never think that green tea could be one of the best for hair loss treatment. Green tea contains compounds called catechins that it's possible may restrict the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which changes testosterone into DHT, a chemical very unfriendly to hair which can result in male baldness. Green tea also has properties, which helps relax the blood vessels and as a result, improves circulation, which may also help with hair loss. If you decide to try this method, it's a good idea not to drink more than 5 cups of green tea per day or 300 milligrams. Consuming too much green tea can lead to sleeplessness as well as headaches and vomiting.

Gingko Biloba

It is widely believed that gingko biloba helps increase blood circulation to the brain as well as the skin. With this increase blood circulation, more nutrients are sent to the hair follicles, which would help in preventing as well as reducing hair loss. The dosage varies but herbalists suggest 120-160 mg of the herb as a dry extract spread out over three times during the day.

He Shou Wu

He Shou Wu has been used by the Chinese for generations to treat hair loss. This herbal medicine in its processed form helps sustain the liver and kidneys, which according to traditional Chinese medicine, is the foundation of blood and essence. It is believed that liver blood feeds the head and hair on it and that liver essence stocks semen and helps to control the aging process, which is a factor in hair loss. He Shou Wu is considered to be one of the best hair loss treatments and is supported by clinical tests. Tests have shown that when people take he shou wu, 60% of the individuals experience hair re-growth. Most Chinese herbal stores will sell he shou wu. At the time this writing, you can purchase a bottle for about $2.00 which contains 100 tablets. The recommended dosage is five tablets three times per day.

With the ever-increasing dangers of side effects from synthesize medications, herbal supplements can offer a safe and natural alternative. If you are one of those who do not believe in man-made drugs, then perhaps you can try some of these ancient remedies as a hair loss treatment. As usual, you should first consult with your doctor before trying any of these remedies.
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Kerry Ng is a successful Webmaster and publisher of The Hair Loss Info Blog. For more great helpful information about hair loss visit The Hair Loss Info Blog
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