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Herbal Remedies - Alopecia

Alopecia is a loss of hair that effects both men women and children. Although the exact cause of alopecia is unknown studies have been carried out that possibly show a link to stress.

In alopecia hair folicales come under attack by the sufferers own immune system (white blood cells), possibly due to chemicals called cytokines, resulting in the arrest of the anagen (hair growth) stage and a move to the telogen (resting) phase where the hairs are then abruptly shed.

There are many varied types of alopecia, some listed below :-

Alopecia Universalis (AU)

Total hair loss on the body

Alopecia Areata (AA)

Patchy hair loss anywhere on the body

Alopecia Barbae

Hair loss around the facial area

Alopecia Totalis (AT)

A loss of hair from the scalp

Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

Commonly called male pattern baldness.

ALOPECIA in men:

Herb
Saw Palmetto
Milk Thistle

ALOPECIA in women:

Herb
Milk Thistle
Urtica (Stinging Nettle)