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Hair Loss Can Be Treated Through Herbal Remedies

The average person can lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair on their head every single day, according to research from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Hair loss only becomes a problem when there are fewer hairs being produced than being shed. While there are many treatments and chemicals available on the market to help stimulate hair growth, many people are reaching for herbal remedies because there are fewer side effects. American physicians have long recognized saw palmetto for therapeutic power. The herb has been used for hair loss for a number of years to treat male pattern baldness. While hair loss affects a number of people in the world, a study done that was in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine shows that over 60 percent of the men who were treated with saw palmetto saw an increase in their hair growth. Most alternative medicine practitioners will recommend as much as 400 mg of saw palmetto extract a day. Coconut oil and rosemary has also been considered helpful herbal remedies for hair loss. Rosemary can stimulate blood circulation in the scalp. For those familiar with laser treatments, the laser can do the same thing – though those who are not interested in having a laser beam aimed at the top of the head can instead use rosemary oil mixed into their shampoo on a daily basis. The coconut oil can actually prevent protein loss within the shaft of the hair, ensuring that hair loss stops. Everyone deals with hair loss differently and this is because there are various reasons for the hair loss. Men and women alike can experience hair loss and it may be due to medical conditions or side effects from using traditional medicine. With little to no side effects with herbal medicine, most people are willing to try it before going over to chemicals and prescriptions as a solution.