Kitchen Natural Remedies for Hair Loss
|Kitchen Natural Remedies for Hair Loss|
Did you know that some people would chant magic spells to make the hair grow? Are you aware of the fact that people who are weighed down with hair loss problems would visit witches’ websites to get a hold of potions and spells that would make their hair grow? Which one would you rather use, herbal remedies or the witches’ potions?
Hair loss is really an ego-deflating problem. It is often said that hair is the crowning glory of a woman. A woman with healthy lustrous hair would always get second looks from the opposite sex in the same manner that the hair (and of course the woman) would get covetous glances from other women.
Herbal remedies for the treatment of hair loss are favored by a lot of people mostly because these herbs are easily available, inexpensive, and proven to cure hair loss without any side effects unlike other OTC and prescription medications.
Aloe Vera is perhaps the most common hair loss remedy. The most common way is to rub the scalp with the sap of Aloe Vera every night to stimulate hair growth. Aloe Vera produces superoxide dismutase. This enzyme triggers the production of nitric oxide, the compound that is responsible for healthy hair follicles. Aside from restoring damaged scalp and promoting the growth of healthy hair, Aloe Vera also cleanses the blood and the skin.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) and stinging nettle (Urtica dioxide) are favored by balding men as aside from stimulating hair follicles, it also protects the prostate. Saw palmetto and stinging nettle have the ability to impede the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – the testosterone that stimulates hair loss as well as prostrate growth.
Green tea (Camellia Sinesis) is believed to have catechins, the flavonoid phytochemical compound that has considerable antioxidant power. Taking green tea in capsule form or drinking 3 to 5 cups of tea daily will restrain the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme from converting the testosterone into DHT.
Oil extracts from arnica, rosemary, and marigold can be massaged directly to the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Wash the hair daily with boiled rosemary, nettle, and sage to fight dandruff. Dandruff is one of the causes of hair loss. Simmer stinging nettle and rosemary in a pan and mix the water with essential oils and use it as a rinse after shampooing to achieve a healthier scalp.
Ginkgo Biloba is believed to improve circulation of the blood to the brain and to the skin thus more nutrients will be delivered to the hair follicle thereby inducing hair growth. It is recommended to take a daily dose of 120-160 mg of dry Ginkgo Biloba extract.