Use Herbal Remedies For Hair Loss

by zechong cai

There are different kinds of baldness which include pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), cicatricial (scarring) alopecia, alopecia areata (patchy baldness), telogen effluvium and traction alopecia. Each of these types have different causes behind its occurrence. Several herbal remedies for hair loss are effective in putting thinning hair on the slow track. While these herbal remedies don't have as many studies backing up their effectiveness as prescription drugs, they don't have undesirable side effects either.

1. Oils of different kinds are the best dry damaged hair remedy. You can prepare a mixture of oils like castor oil, olive oil, almond oil and coconut oil, apply it to the hair and scalp and leave it on for a few hours, before rinsing it. These oils will provide the required nourishment and moisture to the dry and damaged hair, and will also promote healthy hair growth. 

2. From a Naturopath's perspective, Saw Palmetto is a potent remedy for male pattern balding. It is considered anti-androgenic, and stops hair loss by blocking DHT (a hair follicle killing hormone). Stinging Nettles and Green tea are reported to have a similar, but milder effect on blocking DHT. Another suggested remedy for increasing circulation in the scalp is to drink horsetail tea for its rich silica content.

3. Another effective home remedy for loss of hair is the application of coconut milk all over the scalp and massaging it into the hair roots. It will nourish the hair and promote hair growth. Coconut milk is prepared by grinding the coconut shavings and squeezing them well.

4. Separate the egg white from the yolk and whip it well, add a tablespoon of water and mix well until it turns creamy. Add the egg yolk to the creamy mixture and apply it to wet hair and massage gently into the scalp. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse with cool water. Repeat the procedure once again and rinse well with water.

5. Amla oil, prepared by boiling dry amla pieces in coconut oil, is considered a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth. A mixture of equal quantities of fresh amla juice and lime juice used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

6. Whip an egg into lukewarm water, lather it into the hair and scalp and rinse. Your hair will be clean and shiny, once you are done with this sticky, yucky treatment.

7. Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black gram dhal, (urad dhal) and fenugreek (methi) lengthens the hair. A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram (arhar dhal) can also be applied regularly on bald patches, with beneficial results.

8. Finally, follow these everyday advices for stronger and healthier hair. After shampooing your hair, you dry it naturally or use a hairdryer. Remember that you should never rub or wring your hair with a towel to dry it. This will damage the brittle and breakable hair. You can also wrap a large and thick towel around your hair and wait until the towel absorb the water. Moreover, if you choose the hairdryer solution, do not overdo with it, because too hot or too much drying leads to undesirable results. Additionally, keep in mind that sleeping in a tight braid can cause hair breakage or loss of hair over time.

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High Cholesterol Treatment, Herbal Remedies To Reduce Cholesterol

by John Adison

Found that you cholesterol levels are high? This is something that does cause worry to people because we all know so well, the effects of having such high cholesterol. Every one talks about serious problems to the heart and other effects. There can be depositions of the excess cholesterol in your body along the arteries and this is what blocks the heart from receiving its supply of blood.

Another cause of high cholesterol level is being overweight. A raise in the triglyceride level and a lowering n the HDL level may be the cause of excessive weight. Remember that you need HDL (high density lipoprotein cholesterol) because it helps by clearing the bad cholesterol from your blood and keeps it away from clogging your arteries. HDL is the only kind of cholesterol that is good for your health.

The Ayurvedic treatment of hypercholesterolemia is aimed at reducing the total cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood and preventing future complications like heart attack and stroke. Medicines like Triphala-Guggulu, Medohar-Guggulu, Kanchnaar-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Sinhanaad-Guggulu, Chitrakadi-Vati, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Sunthi (Zinziber officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Chavya (Piper retrofractum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)

The treatment for hypothyroidism – thyroid hormone replacement can reduce cholesterol levels to normal for those whose elevated cholesterol levels have not been yet diagnosed. But that is for those lucky cases. In other cases, even with the treatment for hypothyroidism the cholesterol levels remain elevated and cholesterol lowering treatment is needed in addition to thyroid treatment.

Presumably, something similar has happened to you and the results showed that you were likely to benefit from medication. Now that you have started your treatment, you will probably need weekly measurements at first to asses your response to different dosages of your drugs or to different drug combinations. This has to continue until your blood pressure is controlled. It may take only a week or two, but in roughly one third of people, this process of trial and error takes several months, occasionally more than a year.

Don’t forget to add a regular exercise routine. It is extremely important to engage in at least one cardiovascular type exercise such as swimming, running, or elliptical machine training. Studies have shown that even just increasing your heart rate for 15-20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times a week can dramatically improve cholesterol and blood pressure issues.

Minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, but also a lot of vitamins are contained in alfalfa herb – this being the reason for which this certain herb is very important for your health. It has been shown through scientific studies that alfalfa is used to cure high cholesterol but also to treat symptoms of the menopause. Alfalfa herbs contain a certain compound called saponins. Saponins are sugar derivatives that are very effective in blocking cholesterol absorption by the body.

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