TLDR Herbal alternatives like saw palmetto and green tea may offer safe, effective treatment for hormonal hair loss.
This document provides an overview of herbal alternatives for treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA), a type of hair loss caused by hormonal imbalances. The paper suggests that herbal drugs can be used as an alternative to synthetic drugs, as they exhibit lesser side effects. Saw palmetto, green tea, pumpkin seed, licorice, rosemary, and grape seed are reported to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase or improve blood circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth. The authors conclude that while more research is needed, these herbal alternatives may offer a safe and effective treatment option for androgenetic alopecia.View this study on onlinelibrary.wiley.com →
Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved topical drug for treating male or female pattern hair loss, and other medications like finasteride and dutasteride can also increase hair growth.
MorrF improves hair growth better than minoxidil alone.
Effective treatments for male pattern baldness include oral finasteride and topical minoxidil, while topical minoxidil is best for female pattern baldness.
Pumpkin seed oil helps hair growth in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil-loaded NLC gel shows potential for effective alopecia treatment.
Minoxidil and finasteride effectively treat hair loss.
Finasteride works better than Serenoa repens for male hair loss.
Finasteride may cause sexual side effects like erectile dysfunction, but they are reversible and affect less than 2% of men.
Herbal alternatives like saw palmetto and green tea may offer safe, effective treatment for hormonal hair loss.
Finasteride and minoxidil mix works better for hair growth than minoxidil alone, with similar safety.
Hair loss needs more research for better treatments.
AGA causes hair loss by shrinking hair follicles due to DHT binding, and can be treated with finasteride and minoxidil.
Finasteride reduces scalp DHT levels, potentially treating male pattern baldness.