The first herb is saw palmetto. This herb has been used for hundreds of years to treat hair problems. It contains an ability to control the progression of DHT (dihydrotestostrone). When there are excess DHT in your bloodstream, the chances of hair follicles shrinkages becomes higher. When that happens, your hair follicles will not be able to grow new hair properly. Therefore, by making use of Saw Palmetto, you can prevent this development from happening.

Natural treatments for alopecia (the clinical term for hair loss) is such a profitable industry, we can now find chemical shampoos, even tonics and medicines. But when natural herbs for hair loss are available, why would we want to massage some chemical tonic into our scalp? Natural herbs have been used for centuries as popular remedies to treat all sorts of illnesses. Here is a list of the five most highly recommended natural herbs for hair loss treatment.

There are a huge number of shampoos that claim to help with preventing hair loss. A lot of these shampoos contain natural herbs. There are some herbs, which over the years, have been recognised as helping with this problem. These are now often included in hair loss shampoo. The selection of a herbal shampoo depends on the type of hair loss involved and the way in which the herbal ingredients work.

Arnica, as well as rosemary, southernwood and marigold are also herbs for hair loss. The oils from any of these herbs are massaged directly onto the scalp. Boiled with burdock, nettle and peach leaf for daily hair washing, rosemary and sage are very useful herbs. Rosemary can also be used to fight dandruff. (Itching and dandruff can also be a cause of hair loss.)

Ginkgo Biloba is an ancient and unique species of tree that was thought to be extinct for centuries until it was rediscovered in China. Usually 40-200 mg per day is taken, and it is thought to increase blood flow including microcirculation in small capillaries in many parts of the body. Research results have been in conflict, but herbalists believe it increases blood flow to the scalp and can rejuvenate hair follicles.

Horsetail helps improve circulation and blood flow. This stimulates the hair follicles and is necessary for promoting hair growth. High in Silica, Horsetail strengthens weak hair and increases its vitality. Horsetail is often added to herbal preparations that fight pattern baldness.

The root of Nettle has been used in shampoos to control dandruff and improves the shine of hair. It is used to treat conditions such as prostate enlargement, allergies, chest congestion, kidney and bladder problems, and other conditions. It is used in traditional medicine to make hair tonics and prevents falling strands.

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.

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