Herbal Remedies For Alopecia Areata

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Alopecia areata on scalpA condition that is characterized by uneven  patterns of hair loss on the scalp is called alopecia areata. Herbal remedies can help to strengthen the roots of the hair and reduce the inflammatory response that causes the follicles to weaken. This loss of hair is most common on the scalp, however it can also effect areas like the beard and pubic region. Since hair loss is not uniform and occurs in small clusters, alopecia areata is also called spot baldness. An individual's genes, family history and immunity levels play an important role in increasing chances of developing this type of baldness. Helpful herbs that can be used along with medication to control this condition are listed below.

 


Natural Treatment Options For Alopecia Areata

 

  • Onions- The juice of a fresh onion when applied twice a day on the scalp, can help in the regrowth of the hair and arrest further loss. This was seen in a study conducted on 23 individuals who were suffering from alopecia areata and showed impressive regrowth after two weeks of initiating treatment.

 

  • Aloe vera- The gel when applied regularly can aid in regenerating hair by reducing the factors that cause an inflammatory response. Aloe vera treatment has to be done on a daily basis for best results.

 

  • Thyme- Iron deficiency anemia can many a times be the underlying cause for the development of alopecia areata. The use of iron rich herbs such as thyme is a good way of naturally supplementing this important mineral in our daily diets.

 

  • Lavender Oil- It contains many antioxidants that can help to increase hair growth in people who have been diagnosed by alopecia areata. A few drops of the essential oil can be mixed into a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil and applied everyday.

 

  • Ginkgo- This herb is a natural remedy for hair growth as it can increase blood flow to the scalp. This ensures better supply of nutrients and oxygen and hence decreases loss of hair. Upto 80 mg of ginkgo is recommended to be had twice daily.

 

Gain benefits from the use of the above herbal remedies for relief from alopecia areata. Contact your doctor to begin drug treatment for the specific underlying cause without any delay.

 

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Anonymous's picture
I thought Aloe Vera worked well on the skin..is it effective for hair loss too?
sumitaThomas's picture
Yes it is according to some studies.