The extract of a well-known plant could bring good results to reverse hair loss and even stimulate growth
The rosemary It is a plant widely used in the kitchen, but it could also play an important role in combating hair loss. The substances present in this herb could stop hair loss, and even promote the growth of new locks.
Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons, one of the most common causes being the sex hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is precisely the key factor behind baldness in men, which is usually hereditary.
Most hair loss treatments seek to inhibit DHT to restore hair growth. This is often accomplished by inhibiting an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which is present in small amounts in muscles and is responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Scientific evidence suggests that rosemary leaf extract is capable of inhibiting 5-alpha reductase and, therefore, having positive effects on hair health. An experiment, carried out with mice, revealed that the application of rosemary leaf extract results in an improvement in hair growth. Furthermore, it promotes hair growth in animals that had their backs shaved.
Scientists suggest that the plant extract inhibits the “binding of dihydrotestosterone to androgen receptors.” This is important because it is precisely these receptors to which hormones how testosterone and DHT bind, causing hair loss.
While experiments on human volunteers are still required, the study suggests that rosemary leaf extract is a “promising” remedy for hair growth.
Another natural remedy
A group of Thai scientists would have found a solution to combat baldness. According to the results of your research, this solution would be in the extract of the Avicennia marina, a tree that is usually small or medium. According to the findings of the experts, it would be able to stop hair loss due to a chemical that it has.
The researchers did an experiment with fifty people who had the most common form of alopecia, which is what is known as androgenic. During the study, they discovered that marine avicennia contains a substance known as avicequinone-C, which is a chemical compound that slows hair loss and inhibits the enzymes that lead to an increase in hormones that cause this type of hair loss baldness.
How was the study
The experiment consisted of the participants having to regularly rub their scalp with an extract of sea fowl. As reported by Sputnik News, this is how scientists were able to conclude that avicequinone-C has two very important properties in relation to this disorder.
Androgenic alopecia can affect women too
On the one hand, it is capable of prevent baldness caused by the increase in hormones, according to what was published by the Daily Mail. On the other hand, it is a substance that favors the growth of new hair.
“We found that it had many benefits. Firstly, it prevents enzymes from producing hormones that contribute to hair loss. Second, it could also help produce the protein that stimulates hair growth,” said Professor Wanchai Deeknamkul, from Chulalongkorn University.
The scientist in charge of the research explained that most of the treatments that aim to improve or prevent baldness are synthetics and they contain mainly chemically synthesized drugs. In addition, he cautioned that these types of treatments often have a large number of side effects. In contrast, this new discovery – Avicennia Marine Extract – is made up of all-natural ingredients, so it lacks many of the adverse effects derived from product synthesis.
It is worth mentioning that a private company has already purchased the patent for this discovery with the aim of turning it into a commercial product and putting it on the market in a few six months.
What is androgenetic alopecia
Androgenic alopecia or androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also called common baldness, is the most common type in the male population, although it also occurs in women.
Hair loss can affect men and women
It is due to an increase in action of hormones androgens on certain areas of the scalp genetically predisposed to the condition. It causes a progressive decrease in the activity of the hair follicle, which gradually reduces in size until the total atrophy of the hair bulb with consequent hair loss.
It is important to note that there are two patterns of hair loss in androgenic alopecia: male and female.
At male pattern hair is selectively lost in some areas, especially in the frontal and parietal region, in general normal hairs are in a more posterior position and those of anterior implantation are lost. They are the famous entrances, which is very common to see in people.
In contrast, in the female pattern, hair loss is diffuse and all the hair in the frontal region is not usually lost, as in the case of men.