Last Updated on January 29, 2009 by

Folk medicine is all about using gifts of nature in treatment of this or that disease. For ages people have been using different herbs and plants to solve the problem of hair loss. And even nowadays, it is very advisable to resort to natural hair loss treatments in several cases:

  • when other cures don’t seem to work any more;
  • as an addition to some specialized treatment in order to achieve quicker and better results;
  • as a safe substitution for strong drugs and medicines that are sometimes not quite safe (especially in case of long-lasting treatment).

Regrow hair naturallyNature usually gives its cure for most illnesses and diseases and alopecia or baldness is no exception. Natural hair loss treatments don’t have an immediate effect but they don’t have side effects either. Moreover, sometimes they may work even when other cures don’t and the situation seem to be hopeless.

We have already spoken about the benefits of using essential oils to solve hair loss problems in the previous posts. This time we continue speaking about the ways to regrow hair naturally. Fortunately, there are so many gifts of nature to make your hair strong and healthy and beautiful.

Saw palmetto. It grows in mild and warm climates and has the deep red fruit. Saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. It lowers levels of dihydrotestosterone in the body by blocking 5 alpha-reductase and receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb dihydrotestosterone. Therefore saw palmetto is effectively used in curing of benign prostatic diseases. We have already said in Hair Loss Causes that excessive amount of androgens can cause hair thinning and subsequent loss and lead to male pattern baldness. That is why more and more people in the world resort to the fruit of saw palmetto in androgenetic alopecia treatment.

Bulb onion. It is a widely-spread and well-known garden plant that have been often used not only as a food product but also with a medical purpose in treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, cough, scurvy, paronychia, rhinitis. Bulb onion is also used in cosmetics to lighten freckles and remove wart and callosities. As regard hair loss problems, the bulb onion juice is usually rubbed into the head-skin to improve hair growth, regrow hair and strengthen it. The bulb onion decoction is used to give hair a pleasant hue and make it stronger.

Nettles. It is wide-spread all over the world. Nettles have been used as a folk cure for many centuries. It quickens blood coagulability and that is why is highly recommended in case of pubertal, climacteric and hemorrhoidic bleeding. Nettles improves metabolism. It also has an expectorant, antispasmodic, diuretic, astringent, and tonic effect. The extract of nettles is applied to the scalp to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

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10 thoughts on “Gifts of nature in hair loss treatment – part 1

  1. There are some common hair loss treatments that you can try at home, often with items you already have on hand. First, there’s massage. Rub the scalp for several minutes each day; you can do this with coconut or palm oil or, if you prefer not to grease your hair, you can just massage the scalp with your you bare fingertips (not nails). This exercise stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles which in turn stimulates hair growth. Electric massagers are available in department stores.

    Oils like jojoba and palm oil are also safe natural hair loss treatments when used before shampooing. Massage the oil gently into the scalp, leave it in for about 10 – 15 minutes and then wash it out.

  2. Performing a handstand also forces the blood to rush into your head which in return help reduce hair loss.

  3. I have also heard nettles that they do work but havent tried it as it might give me a big itch. Light massage of scalp does work.

  4. On the topic of hair loss, for those who are suffering or only want to prevent there are available also supplements with the nutrients required to nourish and re-grow the hair,as sometimes hair loss can be caused by stress, lack of proteins, iron, vitamins such as vit B6. In the case of men dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone is responsible for hair fall.Saw Palmetto plant extract has been shown to reduce DHT and 5 alpha-reductase. It actually blocks the receptor sites that are required for the absorption of DHT. It promotes hair growth by blocking the culprit DHT(this is a tip for men).
    One cause of hair loss in women can be hormonal imbalances. Having an overactive or under active thyroid gland may cause thinning hair. Treating the thyroid disease will usually help this type of female hair loss. Hormones can also cause hair loss if female hormones (estrogens), are out of balance causing women’s hair loss. However, if the hormone imbalance is corrected, the hair loss should stop.
    Regarding hair loss as a side effect of drugs, some examples include cancer drugs(examples:Taxotere,Nexavare,Xeloda,Nolvadex), antimalarian agent Lariam, anti inflamatory drug Vioxx, used to reduce pain and relief of osteoarthritisto, and drugs such as blood thinners and medications for gout, arthritis, depression, heart problems, and high blood pressure.
    warmly, Irina Maia

  5. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm dont belive people who are saying they have the cure to hairloss and then charging money for it ( there usually losers and scams) so beaware i know this comment might upset some of those people who actually have the cure , im sorry but i think u guys are lying and u guys losers and scams!( incasae ur not i opoligize)

  6. Is it really possible to regrow hair? I mean, has it happened to anybody yet? What about prevention? I can’t find info on this on the internet.

  7. It is amazing. Can anyone share their success stories on using it? Please let me know. I too will try it. Thank you!


  8. I think Bulb onion is the most easily available plant and is well known for its diverse use including hair loss treatment.

  9. hi,l am a hairdresser and l have been suffering from hairloss for a very long time.l have experimented with different hair oils until l made this miracle hair oil that works wonders.its called (natures secrets).l am from kenya.if you are interested to buy please email me at,

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