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Causes of Hair Loss and Treatments

Causes of Hair Loss and Treatments

Nowadays hair loss is not a big problem for there are new medical technology has been develop that can do hair transplant (greffe de cheveux) or treatments. Men hair loss seems acceptable but for women to have a hair loss it’s an obvious to occur unless she decisively shaved her head for fashion purposes. But sometimes an embarrassing situations and sometimes discrimination can’t be avoided.

From the survey and study conducted, the causes for men hair loss and women are identical, it is a condition named Androgenetic Alopecia that takes account for 95-96          % to all the cases. The fact about this is that the condition wherein androgen increases in the bloodstream. Androgen is the hormone responsible for the conversion of alpha-5 reductase enzyme to DHT which weakens hair follicles. This is one of the reasons that explain why men experience baldness.


Another cause of hair loss that is given consideration is the ailments and infections. When ones conditions of the blood, skin and thyroid that hinder cell nutrition, thus the production of weak and brittle hair follows. And also the medication and chemotherapy is one of the reasons for baldness. Lastly is the stress and nutrition status.

Hair is made of keratin, an element that is protein-based. Lack of protein based foods or skimping on meals which most of women do to achieve the hourglass figure which is just like depriving your hair to grow.

A stress person usually pulls his bundles of hair when he is frustrated thus causing it to not to mind the pain of the pulled hair.

An unnatural and quick method to conceal baldness of males and females is the used of wigs and scarves. But it is sometime embarrassing when silly goof-ups happen.

Treatment like hair transplant are done by collecting hair from another part of the body and surgically implanting them on the bald or receded areas, but this procedure is costly and risky if the surgeon isn’t experienced enough.

If it hair transplant is too much expensive for you, you may consider trying the top ten vitamins and herbs to counter hair loss. Examples of these are Saw Palmetto, Olive Oil and Aloe Vera can be mixed with your food as they are high in protein and keratin responsible for hair growth. The best way also is to eat foods that is reach in Zinc and Vitamin C. Last is buying hair loss treatments but look for ingredients such as spironolactone, minoxidil, finasteride and dutasteride.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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What You Should Know About Hair Loss and Its Treatments

What You Should Know About Hair Loss and Its Treatments

You can see and envy the people around you are crowned magnificent beautiful hair while you are wondering why his thinning and retreat. Or you can be one of the many who spend time each day in the mirror worrying and carefully inspect the hair.

Despite losing the hair is of great interest to women and men, there is something you should know your hair during the hair-care and the right to keep you healthy, it prevents hair loss. These are the things you should know about hair loss and proper hair care products.

Your scalp may contain an average of about 100,000 hairs. It continues to grow for only 2-6 years, then he falls and new hair begins to grow in the same pore. There are 70 to 100 hairs fall out naturally every day.

It is the resting phase where the hair follicle stays in until the next growth phase. The wait for a new hair grows and pushes the old hair follicle. At one point, there are 85 to 90 percent of hairs are in active phase of 10 to 15 percent will rest and 1 percent in the transition phase.

To maintain the normal cycle, scalp care taken appropriately. Other hereditary factors such as stress, disease, skin disease, pregnancy, malnutrition and may interfere with the cycle of hair and scalp are shed before the cycle is complete. Resulting in hair loss. The new hair can grow, but more slender, delicate and short-lived and, ultimately, nobody will.


Well, attention hereditary or not to take the scalp is essential to maintain the normal cycle. adequate food and improving blood circulation to the scalp are essential. Avoid excessive dieting. You are starving your scalp with nutrients. Change in lifestyle can also contribute greatly. A good sleep and a stress-free life.

Studies have shown that in the market to remedy hair loss, has ninety-nine percent of available treatments and products have been proven unsuccessful. For those who suffer from hair thinning and loss is a very frustrating problem of having to deal with. More than three million dollars are spent each year trying to cure hair loss. Moreover, most people who suffer from this disease must also cope with the emotional consequences that are associated with losing their hair. Men and women who suffer from this disease, but there are different treatments available for different sexes.

For men, hair loss can be felt directly affect their vitality and self-esteem tremendously. hair transplant surgery has evolved over the years to produce results naturally. However, if you go under the knife is out of question for you, the best hair loss treatments are approved to go to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Proscar / Propecia (finasteride, or as is commonly known) is one of the two drugs currently on the market has been clinically proven to treat male pattern baldness. More medicine is good enough Minoxidil (commonly known as Ioniten). So that a few of which can not find the answer of Proscar / Propecia, Minoxidil is usually recommended to help clean the hair.

The female pattern baldness is very different from that of men. Although there are nine different remedies for markets (including Proscar / Propecia and Minoxidil), physicians are reluctant to prescribe these drugs, which affect the entire system. The reason for this is that these treatments could decrease the number of levels of androgens. Of the nine FDA approved remedies best hair loss treatments is to determine the women are all valid. The topical treatment, which is two percent Minoxidil is said to be possibly provide the majority of women suffer from female pattern baldness. Estrogen / progesterone in cream form is the second most prescribed treatment Nizoral / Ketoconazole in the third.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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BackAche Treatments with herbs and Essential Oils

BackAche Treatments with herbs and Essential Oils

BACKACHE Treatment

By Jeanne Rose 


Years ago I had chronic back pain.  At times I was unable to walk correctly as my leg would buckle from the pain that radiated down my back.  At that time, during the days that I lived in Big Sur, surgery was recommended to fuse some vertebrae to alleviate the pain.  Eventually, with the help of others who suffered back pain, I devised a formula to treat backache.  In all cases where it was consistently used, the pain and disabling effects disappeared.

Exercise is the key.  However, wait until back pain subsides before beginning your exercise program.  The stomach muscles must be strengthened in order to support the weak back.  Many excellent exercise books describe the exercises to strengthen a back.  The simplest is one in which you lie upon a firm surface with your back pressed flat against the surface, knees bent.  Draw one knee up to the chest, turn the leg, knee to the outside and lay it flat as possible alongside the body and slowly straighten the leg until both legs are parallel.  Do this ten times on each side twice a day.  Walk as much as possible – use comfortable appropriate shoes.  Sitting is the worst thing you can do.  If your job requires lots of sitting, get up, stretch at least every thirty minutes, and always keep knees higher than hips.  Never place feet flat on floor – use a stool for feet to raise your knees.

 HERBAL Treatments include herbal Supplements which should consists of various herbs such as Comfrey leaf (Use only Symphytum officinale ), Alfalfa sprouts, Oat straw, and Rosemary leaf in the form of capsules, tablets, tea or extract. These will provide micronutrients that are helpful. These herbs can be further examined by reading Herbs & Things by Jeanne Rose

External Herbal Compresses of Kings Fern, Ginger root, Rosemary leaf and Comfrey root (Use only Symphytum officinale) will ease pain and stimulate circulation.

Antispasmodic Herbal Mixtures can be taken as a tea.  Michael Tierra recommends a combination of Prince’s Pine (Chimaphila umbellate), Valerian, Lobelia, and Ginger root and Marshmallow root.  Simmer two ounces of the herbs in two pints of water for thirty minutes and then take one cup at a time at least three times a day until relief is obtained.



 HYDROSOLS: Any of the hydrosols can be added to the bath for treatment, especially Rosemary hydrosol and Lavender, which are both stimulating to the muscles but relaxing to the mind.

 ESSENTIAL OILS: Aromatherapy for Mind/Body — 7 Simple Oils to Know and use the– Stress Kit by Jeanne Rose© Other oils include Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Conifers, Geranium, Lavender, Orange Peel, and Rosemary.

CEDARWOOD: Cedrus atlantica. Fam. Pinaceae. The tree originated from the Lebanon Cedar mentioned in the Bible. The wood was macerated/decocted in water and the steam collected in woolen cloth, which was then wrung out to capture the essence.  It is a wonderful fixative essential oil, sweet, fruity and woody.  It is excellent for respiratory congestion, to aid in deep breathing, for use in seasonal rituals.

CINNAMON: (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Fam. Lauraceae. It is Native to Indonesia and was traded along the ancient Arabic trade routes.  Mentioned in Exodus as part of holy anointing oil and a traditional holiday scent. Used in Victorian England in potpourris, as a powdered substance in which clove-studded Oranges was immersed. It is inhaled to tap into the psychic mind. The essential oil is used to eliminate warts.

Historical Uses: Respiratory aide and for the elimination of parasites. And by Inhalation: bactericide, disinfectant, stimulant, expectorant, calming, and uplifting. Emotional Uses (AP or IN) by Inhalation: Sudden fatigue and exhaustion, grounding, anxiety, stress, [and deep healing for the dark side of the male, or active, principle.]


Inhalation the conifer oils assist the lungs in clearing bronchitis, asthma, and for weak and debilitated conditions.  The true conifer oils are excellent when used as an air freshener.

[Hormone-like, possibly stimulating the thymus gland, cortisone-like properties that affect the HPA axis]

GERANIUM Skin care: Used externally on acne, bruises, as a tonic astringent application for broken capillaries, burns, couperose (reddened) skin, cuts, all types of skin conditions, externally for hemorrhoids, in products for oily or mature skin. Used externally in massage for cellulite, breast engorgement, edema, or poor circulation.  Used by inhalation for menopausal symptoms or PMS, nervous tension, or stress. It has been used extensively in the skin-care industry for all types of cosmetic problem. As an inhalant the ESSENTIAL OIL is considered to balance the glands. This oil has properties that are considered to be anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal (Spikenard is better), anti-inflammatory, relaxing, and anti-spasmodic.

The hydrosol is excellent as a spray tonic for the skin, to reduce stress, relieve all sorts of menstrual or menopausal symptoms. Used internally by ingestion for the liver and pancreas (with the assistance of a health care provider).

LAVENDER: Lavandula angustifolia). The Lavender we most often consider is the one that we use every day. Depending on where and how it is grown it can be very high in linalool that in moderation is a soothing sedative and high in linalyl acetate that is used in skin care for healing and relaxation. By inhalation this oil is calming, tonic, analgesic, antidepressant, and restorative.

 Lavandula x intermedia is of many sorts depending upon where and how it is grown. It can be relaxing in massage                                                            

ORANGE (Citrus [many varieties]) Fam. Rutaceae. The fruit contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Thought to originate in China. The essential oil is used to flavor drinks and many liqueurs, such as Curaçao. The scent is sweet and evocative of Christmas, holiday cooking and happiness, and relieves anxiety. Inhalation of Orange peel oil (contains limonene and linalool) is useful as a calming with sedative like tonic properties; it is refreshing and uplifting.

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis). Like Lavender there are many types of Rosemary oil. Some are refreshing and uplifting and others more stimulating. Use in massage oils to reduce muscular pain.

SPIKENARD: (Nardostachys jatamansi) Fam. Valerianaceae. The Women’s Oil. A deep, powerful aroma. For serious skin conditions and to regulate heartbeat. A cooling, fever-reducing oil that is balancing, soothing, harmonizing and ancient.

 EXTERNAL MASSAGE: Once per week or as often as possible. Use skin care oils like Calendula infused oil and add essential oils that will help modify any physical condition that you may have.

For back ache use the Sports Relief Oils from Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy of Blue Sage, Sage, Juniper, Cypress, Rosemary CT cineol, warming Basil and astringent Lemon. These essential oils can be mixed together or used separately — 10-20 drops per ounce of carrier oil.  Use several times per day on your aching back or joints.

 (To learn how to make a beautiful Calendula infused oil, read pages 249-250 in Jeanne Rose’s book, The Aromatherapy Book, Applications & Inhalations available online and at her website,

 DIET: Dietary Changes are probably necessary and will include reducing red meat eating, eating more vegetables, eat more raw foods, less mixing of foods [that is, eat fruits for one meal, carbohydrates at another and protein at a third], do not eat preserved foods or packaged foods [they probably contain preservatives].  These changes are necessary to create a simple harmonious interior environment to allow the body the space and time necessary to heal itself.


HERBS: Comfrey leaf (Use only Symphytum officinale ), Alfalfa sprouts, Oat straw, and Rosemary leaf in the form of capsules, tablets, tea or extract. Drink 2 cups of tea per day. [1/4 oz of mixed herbs, infused in 1-quart just off the boil water for 20 minutes, strained, placed in a thermos, and drunk in 4-ounce portions 4 times per day.] This mixture is enough for a two-day supply.

VITAMINS: Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation are necessary.  These may include a complete B-vitamin, extra B6 and niacin amide, bone meal, and vitamin C and zinc.


   Hydrotherapy. [Water therapy in general] or Balneotherapy [using Mineral Springs Baths] or Sea therapy [bathing in the sea or ocean] At least three times per week, take a long, hot soak Epsom salt bath to relax your muscles.  To encourage blood circulation, follow the bath with alternating hot and cold showers.  The steamy hot water should be needling into the weak area of the back for three minutes.  Immediately turn the water to as cold as possible and let the cold water flow onto the same area for one minute.  The total is three minutes hot and one minute cold repeated three times for a total of twelve minutes after your bath.  After your hot and cold showers cover your back warmly until you regain your normal temperature.

 EMOTIONS OR Other Complementary Treatments

Acupuncture.  Find a competent acupuncturist and succumb to the treatments and dietary advice.  Remember, you will need at least five treatments before any significant good occurs.

            Guided Imagery “The soul never thinks without a picture.” … —Aristotle

 Imagery provides a way to communicate with your subconscious mind. When you “see” an image in your mind it is a collaboration between your conscious and subconscious. The image you see will always be different from what others see because it is formed from your own memories and experiences. Imagery is like a personalized, guided dream with emotions.

 ALWAYS USE baths, essential oils, hydrosols, dietary supplements and anything that you can possibly think of that will help with your condition.  Read! Magazines, books and only the best  common sense info.

Health is Personal – Personalize It!


Source List: The herbs can be purchased at an herb store and infusions made at home. For directions to making infusions or compresses, just purchase any of Jeanne Rose Books for directions. Don’t think you can buy pre-made things. Make them yourself –it is really easy. Go to some place like Vitamin Express – they have a knowledgeable staff and will assist you with supplements. For hydrosols, try the Source list at the Aromatic Plant Project. For salt baths, buy salt, scent the salt with your own pure oils and herbs. Don’t purchase little pre-packaged salt baths at the store – it is too expensive. Making salt baths are really easy. Our Herbal Body Book or the SPA book has recipes for your own salt baths. Start taking responsibility for your own health. Your health will improve and you will save money as well.

 DISCLAIMER:  This work is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for accurate diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care professional. Dosages are often not given, as that is a matter between you and your health care provider. The author is neither a chemist nor a medical doctor.  The content herein is the product of research and some personal and practical experience. Institute of Aromatic & Herbal Studies  &#; Jeanne Rose©

Author Bio: Jeanne Rose is the President Emeritus of Naha, current Executive Director of the Aromatic Plant Project which encourages the production and use of organically grown plants for essential oil and hydrosol, founder of the which contains dozens of articles on the use of essential oils and hydrosols and is the education arm of the APP. She has written over 20 books on herbs, aromatherapy and distillation including a complete Herbal Studies Course and Aromatherapy Studies Course. Visit her site for Seminars and educational materials.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 29, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Options available for men hair loss treatments

Options available for men hair loss treatments

Losing hairs at a young age is definitely a devastating experience for anyone. If you are also facing such a problem, it is the right time to search out for men hair loss treatments. Today, there are various treatments available for hair loss which is very effective in reviving the hair growth from the roots again. For this there are various options available for you which include herbal as well as medicinal treatments. You can either go to the doctors or get the treatment done for your hair loss. If you are going to the doctors, options available with you are hair transplantation or costly hair weaving treatments. However, if you are opting for such men hair loss treatments; you will have to spend large amount of dollars in it. Apart from this, you will also have to face after side effects of this treatment.

The best way to get options for men hair loss treatments is by making use of herbal products. Herbal products are very effective for hair falls as well as they are free from all kinds of side effects. Ingredient such as Saw palmetto is very effective controlling hair loss and providing strength to the hairs. Above all, you can get the products containing this herbal ingredient at very affordable prices. In fact, you will be bale to get such products at the price of even less than 20 dollars. When you are getting a herbal product for hair fall control at such easy prices; why would you go for such costly hair surgeries and transplantations.

If you make online searches for natural treatment for hair fall, you will get many options for men hair loss treatments. There are many websites where you can get affordable options for natural products which can provide you with a complete solution to all your hair fall related problems. is the leading solution for those looking for natural treatment for hair loss, hair loss natural remedy, men hair loss treatments and Hair loss treatments for men.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

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Scalp Acne – Symptoms and Treatments

Scalp Acne – Symptoms and Treatments

Follow the scalp acne remedies which can be mentioned in the article, to see if nothing is aggravating the causes. Always visit your dermatologist before you begin to use any over-the-counter scalp acne medication.


Begin with cleansing solutions. Many shampoos and conditioners is now able to act as helpful scalp acne remedies although seldom advertise this reality. These elements help limit oil production in the scalp and cleanse the epidermis and hair without above drying. Buying these supplements, however, is not enough. It is important to be able to cleanse the affected spot thoroughly and daily. Without this daily practice in position, other scalp acne remedies are probably not going to work.



Some types of scalp acne is incredibly mild and many people will look at the pharmacist and buy something to utilise themselves for this. Although you may have a very mild version of scalp acne, there are also more severe types that require treatment on a more professional basis. If you are at all worried about your scalp acne or should it be irritating then it is advisable to see a dermatologist. Although it is concealed to a certain extent it can be more obvious after it is at the edge within the hair.



Some types of scalp acne can be extremely mild and many people will look at the pharmacist and buy something to use themselves for this. Although it is possible to have a very mild variety of scalp acne, there are also more life-threatening types that require treatment on the more professional basis. If you are whatsoever worried about your scalp acne or whether it is irritating then it is far better see a dermatologist. They can help you to choose the best way of treating it so that you do not suffer from too considerably itchiness.


One change that you may create yourself is make sure that your diet is good. To prevent ones own pores from clogging, you must exfoliate regularly. There are commercial scalp scrubbers useful to exfoliate your scalp.


2) Shampoo Frequently


Shampoo at least twice daily. Washing your hair at least twice a day can help to get rid of your dead skin cells on your scalp. Oily scalp is also among the list of factors that cause scalp acne and shampooing frequently can continue the excess oil out of your scalp.


3)Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil can also help to cure ones acne. Whenever you find acne appearing onto your scalp, dip a cotton bud with tea tree oil and apply upon your acne. Tea tree oil comes with anti bacteria and inflammation properties and it helps to kill the micro organism that cause acne. Nevertheless, do take note to put on sparingly as it tea tree oil may cause a stinging feeling.


4) Buy Your Knowledge


Take these steps that will help cure your scalp will, but the first step you must take is to buy your knowledge of acne. Most people don’t know do you know the exact causes of acne and additionally all they do is to purchase otc acne products and try to cure their acne. This is like buying tools you don’t know what to work with it for.


The first place I can recommend you to start is usually to read Mike Walden’s report titled, Acne No A lot more.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Natural Thin Hair Treatments For Women Who Want Thicker Stronger Hair That Shines

Natural Thin Hair Treatments For Women Who Want Thicker Stronger Hair That Shines

If you are one of the so-called thin hair women, you are not sentenced to a life of thinning hair as today there are some very effective treatments that can help to restore your hair, making it thicker and stronger.

Thinning hair can be caused by a number of different factors with the most common one being an excess of the male hormone DHT, a by-product of testosterone that women have as well.

This can close down your follicles and prevent any further growth without the right treatment and is known as androgenic alopecia or female pattern baldness and is estimated to be responsible for over 90% of female loss of hair.

It is also important to know you are not alone with over 50 million women in the US experiencing some kind of hair thinning and it is on the increase.


There is only one FDA approved treatment for female hair loss currently available and that is Minoxidil. This was originally used in tablet form to combat high blood pressure but after the side effect of rapid hair growth was observed, it was used in liquid form and applied directly to the scalp.

Despite the fact that it doesn’t actually grow new hair, what it does is essentially prolong the growing phase and allows the hair to grow out thicker and stronger. It also helps to combat DHT and boost the circulation of oxygen rich blood to your scalp.

Some important vitamins, minerals and a herb extract should also form part of the solution for thin hair women to compliment the Minoxidil and put the natural balance back into the hair growth phase.

Horsetail silica is the best herb for women and has been used since the Roman times to cure hair loss and many other conditions, being full of vital nutrients to encourage new healthy growth.

Biotin, vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium are the most effective ones to get and help to not only grow and sustain new thicker hair but also improve your overall health and well-being too as many women are deficient in them.

If you look for these ingredients in a hair remedy then you can soon look forward to gradually growing a thicker head of healthier hair naturally.

If you would like to learn more about a cure for hair loss with these natural substances that is excellent for promoting new thicker hair growth, visit my website below today. 

Discover the best natural hair loss treatment available today.

Rob Hawkins is a dedicated researcher of nutrition, diet and hair loss issues that affect both men and women. Take a moment to visit his site now at to learn about a new natural remedy that he recently discovered.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 11, 2011 at 5:00 am

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All-Natural Treatments For Asthma

All-Natural Treatments For Asthma

Our immune system is our main fighter against anything foreign in our bodies. It protects us from diseases by recognizing and eliminating and removing that foreign material from our bodies. Introduction to a variety of chemicals can affect our system badly and put us at risk for illness and disease. Allergies are caused by an over sensitive immune system which leads to a misdirected immune response. Our immune system should protect our bodies against harmful substances like viruses and bacteria. When the body has an allergic reaction it’s our bodies immune system reacting to some substance or allergy which is generally harmless to most people and will not cause an immune response. Allergies (including asthma) however are abnormal inflammatory responses of the immune system to dust, pollen, a food or some other substance. Those that involve an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) occurs immediately or within an hour. Reactions may include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, hives, diarrhea, facial swelling, shortness of breath, a swollen tongue, difficulty swallowing, lowered blood pressure, excessive perspiration, fainting, anaphylactic shock or even death. There are some great Natural asthma treatments that may help you with your asthma better than what you’re using now. I’m by no means a medical doctor, and I’m not recommending you stop what your taking now, and before using any medications natural or otherwise, consult with your doctor first.

Most medication for treating asthma seeks to reduce the inflammation by using anti-inflammatory medications, or use pharmaceutical inhalants to temporarily dilate the passageway. Pharmaceutical medications have long term affects and usually only offer a temporary relief. Many asthma medications contain steroids which can have long term affects on a person. There are two popular Natural asthma treatments, one is from the Middle East and has been a primary treatment for asthma and allergies. A traditional extract blend taken with honey includes black cumin, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, sage, spearmint, thyme and other herbs. Natural asthma treatments have herbs that contain antioxidants, and Black cumin seed, rosemary and thyme are known to inhibit the contractions of tracheal smooth muscle that is stimulated by histamine and acetylcholine. In Asia one natural asthma cure is a blend known as Saiboku-To is used clinically for asthma treatment and contains 10 herbs like ginger, Korean ginseng, magnolia, Baikal and licorice. In Japan , 40 asthma patients were treated with Saiboku-To for six to 24 months, and all were able to greatly reduce their steroidal asthma medications.20 Saiboku-To have also been shown to inhibit lipoxygenase.

When you’re looking for Natural asthma treatments on the Internet, make sure you’re not allergic to any of the natural ingredients themselves, which would defeat the purpose. Always take small doses and one at a time than recommended if you’ve never taken something before to make sure your body will not have an adverse affect from anything. Just because something is natural does not mean it can’t be dangerous to you

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

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Joint Pain Herbal Remedies and Treatments for Permanent Relief

Joint Pain Herbal Remedies and Treatments for Permanent Relief

Since use of NSAID and other medicines for long period may be harmful for over all health due to their side effects, remedies for joint pain by using herbs, exercises, massages and therapies are more prevalent these days. Joint pain sometimes subsides in one or two days when caused due to relatively benign conditions but it takes much more time when it is due to any serious injury, disease or infection. It is of two types acute and chronic, acute joint pain is sharp and occurs for short duration and with a specific reason. Whereas chronic pain can be mild to severe and may continue for longer duration sometimes even for a lifetime, in few cases it is not possible to detect the exact reason for chronic joint pain.

Herbs have proven to be an effective joint pain remedies, some herbs are meant for oral consumption while few are for topical use, using anyway, these have no side effects and can go along with allopathic treatments. However dosage shall be worked out in expert’s guidance as few of these herbs are very strong. Ashwagandha or withania somnifera or winter cherry is a natural pain reliever and very good herbal supplement for overall health. This herb has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times to improve vigor, strength and stamina. Boswellia serrata is a magical herb for joint pain due to rheumatic arthritis, this herb has proven properties for suppressing pain and inflammation by inhibiting the secretion of hormones and chemicals associated with pain and inflammation and also it helps the body in rebuilding the damaged cartilages.

Apple cider vinegar is an excellent herbal remedy when applied warm on aching joints before going to bed provides immense relief. Ginger is also an effective remedy for joint pain as it has anti-oxidant properties. Another simple remedy can be prepared by drying and mashing two egg plants and later baking it in two teaspoons of castor oil and with cumin seeds, garlic, coriander, turmeric and salt. This preparation consumed once in a day relieves from this problem.

Application of hot and cold packs on the aching joints is a simple and easy remedy. Hot water bath or Epsom salt tub bath also helps in relieving all sorts of pain in the body. Heating the joints with a piece of towel soaked in warm water also helps. Exercising in a pool of water like done in hydrotherapy improve endurance of joints as water takes some pressure off the joints and while moving them provide just right kind of resistance for an excellent workout.

Yoga provides many poses and exercises for preventing and curing joint pain. Yoga poses like tada asana, pavanmukta asana, bhujang asana, makar asana etc are very helpful in improving joint functioning and works as good remedy for pain. Topical application of cayenne cream available as over the counter medicine is very helpful due to its effects as that of NSAID. This cream inhibits the signals of pain to the brain which helps in moving the joint easily.

Read about effective Joint Pain Relief supplements. Find how Joint Pain Massage Oil helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Also know useful Home Remedies for Joint Pain.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Scalpmeds – Hair Loss, Itchy Irritated Scalp Conditions, Treatments & Remedies

Scalpmeds – Hair Loss, Itchy Irritated Scalp Conditions, Treatments & Remedies

Many scalp conditions such as irritated or itchy scalp infections and hair loss can stem from causes which are related. There are quite a few different factors that can cause scalp and hair problems that may seem to elude our understanding, but there are also some very common factors that most of us don’t realise we can take control of.

Understanding how natural scalp remedies &/or scalpmed treatments can help to soothe our scalps, and more importantly understand the causes so we can eliminate or at least reduce them. It can be a lot simpler than you might think.

For example learning about how our follicles respond to different shampoo ingredients or hormones like DHT from testosterone.

Conditions like sore scalp and hair loss can be attributed to conditions such as a reaction to certain common shampoo ingredients that a surprising number of people have averse reactions to….some of these can cause flaking, dandruff or itchy scalp and corrode hair follicles resulting in hair loss.

Hair loss is a problem that affects many people particularly males but also an increasing number of females. For some people it can be devastating to their self esteem.

Prescription drugs as scalpmeds are a very common choices for dealing with scalp and hair loss issues. The two most popular and only FDA approved drugs that deal with hair loss are Rogaine and Propecia. Rogaine is a topical treatment that you apply to the scalp, aiding hair growth and inhibiting hair loss. Propecia is an oral pill that is designed to help maintain hair count. These are usually prescribed together as a solution by doctors.

Hair restoration surgery is another option where surgery is undertaken to take hair from other areas of the head and place it in areas where hair loss has occurred. This is a natural looking solution, fast and long term. The downside is that not everyone can afford surgery and it’s also a big deal to some people having any kind of surgery.

Luckily there are natural ways to deal with the causes of hair loss by using beneficial hair products and shampoos. There are also natural oils that are rumoured to (and shown in studies) to help with encouraging hair growth such as lavender oil.

Let’s have a look at the different types or categories of hair loss, and then look at some of the scalp med options available to you.

Mens Hair Loss

Symptoms include:

1. Receding hairline

2. Moderate to extensive hair loss, especially on the crown of the head.

About ninety-five percent of hair loss in men can be attributed to Androgenic Alopecia (male pattern baldness).

For some men hair loss can start from as early as age 20 but for most male’s hair loss is only noticeable from the age of about 35 onwards.

Factors affecting baldness are suggested to included age, heredity and the male hormone testosterone.

The main culprit is DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is a combination of testosterone and androgen receptors mixed with sebum and dirt particles. The hair follicles are particularly sensitive to DHT may shrink when exposed to it and eventually the hair thins than falls out.

Other causes of hair loss can include scalp inflammations, infections, and nutritional deficiency in your diet, illness, and severe stress

DHT & Androgens: DHT is a naturally occurring human hormone, related to production of testosterone. DHT is present form birth but can increase from the onset of puberty. DHT causes changes in men’s biology affecting their hair follicles.

In follicles, are DHT and structures called “Androgen Receptors”. These regulate normal hair growth.

DHT and Androgen Receptors combine to carry out the creation of normal proteins in follicles, which regulate the health, growth, and resting cycles of a follicle.

As men age, these two processes change and too much DHT can be produced thus manifesting as an overabundance of this activity which effects the normal growth regulating process that goes on in the follicle. In the normal hair cycle it grows, rests, and re-grows again. When DHT and the Androgen receptors are in too much supply this can extend the resting time of the cycle and weaken hair follicles.


Inflammation:The process described above initiates what is called an autoimmune response. To put it in layman’s terms, follicles experiencing the above process are being treated as a foreign body and are rejected. This really sums up what male pattern baldness is.

Telltale signs and symptoms of the autoimmune response can include tingling, itching, burning or redness, and inflammation of the scalp. This isn’t always the case but is very common. Inflammation is considered one of the other major factors which exacerbate the hair loss process. It’s vital to ensure you are using a good shampoo that does not further irritate the scalp with ingredients such as Sulphates known to irritate skin and eye membranes.

Ladies Hair Loss:

Scalp Inflammations: Our skin and scalp is the largest organ of the body. This isn’t really something most of us think about, but this is the organ that is most exposed to the environment. Like the rest of our body, it’s important that our skin maintains a balance that enables it to regenerate itself. This can be easier said than done – especially when we bombard it with all manner of substances and the elements. Our skin and scalps produce sebum for protection and balance. However, we use products to clean them without questioning how they affect the delicate balance of body etc.

One other side effect of some products’ ingredients is that they can corrode hair follicles and disturb hormones – which control the natural resting and growth cycles of hair. Yes hair has cycles of growth and resting. This is why pregnancy and hormonal changes throughout and later in life can influence our hair thickness and health.

Post Pregnancy Hair Loss: It’s quite common for women to lose an increased amount of hair during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. Some say this is the result of hormonal changes. It is considered to be normal temporary cycle and hair can be expected to regrow in time.

Female Telogen Effluvium: Telogen Effluvium is a condition where a larger number of follicles than usual enter the resting phase that hair follicles go through. Symptoms are a diffuse thinning of hair over the scalp, resulting in reduced overall hair density. It is caused by hormonal imbalances, and vitamin deficiencies.

The good news is that the vast majority of people with TE can see a full recovery of hair fullness. To treat TE, it’s important to repair the imbalance detected in blood tests and/or stimulate hair growth until the condition causing the TE ceases. You can use natural oils such as Lavender and Rosemary to help stimulate hair re growth as well as by taking care to avoid certain chemicals which can corrode hair follicles such as Sulphates.

Alopecia Areata

this is a common condition which effects as many as 1 in 1,000 people at any time. It is much less common than Androgenic Alopecia due to DHT. Alopecia Areata. Sometimes bodily imbalances can cause this and can be helped or cured by correcting several factors which can be detected with blood tests which can reveal the most common causes such as medications, pregnancy, birth control pills, thyroid malfunctions, anemia, syphilis, and arthritis.

It’s also quite often caused by a response of the immune system where the body has mistaken the hair follicles as a foreign body and rejects them.

The good news is that if an imbalance in a person’s system, which if rectified, can result in complete regrowth of hair.

Non Surgical Options: Scalpmed Treatments Available:

Growth Stimulants

Minoxidil 2% or 5% (growth stimulant)

Crinagen (contains growth stimulant properties)

Revivogen (contains growth stimulant properties)

Nizoral 1% Shampoo (growth stimulant)

Proxiphen (contains growth stimulant properties)

Copper peptide treatments: are treatments that specialize in shortening the resting phase of the follicle. Some are listed below:

Tricomin Therapy Spray (copper peptide treatment)

Folligen (copper peptide treatment from the makers of Tricomin)

DHT Inhibitors – Work to inhibit the binding of Testosterone and 5-Alpha Reductase, which in turn keeps DHT levels as close to normal as possible, which in turn helps keep hair growth and loss regulation at its normal healthy state. These treatments really deal with the cause of hair loss.

Growth Stimulating Remedies Or Drugs– These can artificially stimulate growth, without actually dealing with hair loss at the cause of the problem. While this may sound like an ineffective method, growth stimulators are actually a very successful way to reverse the balding process – or help to restore hair follicle health after you have removed the cause.

Super Oxide Dismutase – Or SOD’s: these hair loss treatments work by handling the immune response which occurs as a result of excessive DHT in the follicle. Your immune system protects itself against invading viruses, cells, and foreign tissues by releasing Super Oxide, which helps to defend the body, but also makes the body reject hair follicles. What SOD’s do is to reduce Super Oxide, lessening the body’s desire to reject the follicle. SOD’s have growth stimulation properties, as well as anti-inflammatory properties. There are natural sources of SOD including supplements including melon-derived SOD oral supplements.

Antiandrogens: – These scalpmed treatments work by inhibiting DHT from binding to the Androgen receptor. As we know, this is one of the steps in the chain of chemical reactions which ultimately leads to hair loss. DHT Inhibitors eliminate the first chemical interaction and stop it from occurring early on, whereas Antiandrogens work on inhibiting one of the last interactions before follicle damage happens. These treatments work as inhibitors but at different times during the process.

Products such as Revivogen are known to be vey effective in treating DHT related hair loss.

Anti-Inflammatory’s: Either medical formulations or natural anti-inflammatories such as essential oils can be effective by reducing inflammation, itching, redness, and flaking. A surprising number of itchy burning scalp irritations can also be caused as a result of an allergic reaction to shampoo ingredients stimulating an immune response, which can make hair loss even worse if not controlled. One culprit is SLS (Sodium Laureth or Lauryl Sulphate). Sodium lauryl sulfate dissolves the oils on your skin, which causes a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin. It also corrodes the hair follicle and impedes hair growth. It has been blamed for many cases of premature hair loss and it takes hair longer to grow when it has been affected by SLS.

Natural Remedies: There are many natural remedies you can use to soothe & alleviate the symptoms and help the healing process. Oils Known to Stimulate Hair Growth Are: Rosemary, Hissop, Neroli, Lavender (lavender has been shown in studies to increase hair growth in some test subjects by 30%), it’s also very calming & effective in relieving sore inflamed scalp.

There are other remedies for soothing and healing scalp conditions that have long been treated with scalp meds like Rogaine or Nizoral. It’s good to know there are ways to help your scalp get back to balance and thus creating an environment for healthy hair.

Mia Wadsworth who founded to help suffers of scalp conditions learn about & understand hair loss, scalpmeds treatments for hair re-growth, irritated scalp, dandruff & other scalp conditions. Mia shows how to relieve and eliminate scalp conditions fast & permanently.

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Herbs for High Blood Pressure – 7 Tried and Tested Herbs as Alternative Treatments for Hypertension

Herbs for High Blood Pressure – 7 Tried and Tested Herbs as Alternative Treatments for Hypertension

Based on the data of the American Heart Association (AHA), almost one out of three Americans has high blood pressure. The sad part is that they are not aware that the disorder is already in their system.

Only when it becomes severe by manifesting symptoms like nosebleeds, headache, or dizzy spells will the individual submit himself for examination, only to learn that he is already a hypertension sufferer.

He will now require medication, adopt certain diet restrictions, and lifestyle change. On the other hand, he can opt for herbs known to be effective in controlling high blood pressure. The use of alternative medicines has been a common practice among old folks in almost every parts of the globe.

These people were able to tap the vast potential given by Mother Nature without the need of synthetic medicines produced by pharmaceutical companies. In earlier times, this was snubbed by the medical world due to inadequate scientific basis.

To date, a lot of medical studies are underway to validate these herbs as effective treatments for high blood pressure since they are now gaining worldwide acceptance even for other illnesses.

In connection with this, there are 7 tried and tested herbs available to provide the hypertension sufferer natural treatments for high blood pressure:

1. Garlic – Has shown its effectiveness by lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL), maintains the capability of blood to flow freely, strengthens the heart, mild diuretic, and antibacterial.

2. Turmeric – Is an Indian herb commonly used in curry foods but contains curcumin. Curcumin has antioxidant properties that helps improve blood flow, liver metabolism and make the blood vessels stronger.

3. Hawthorn Berry – Improves the flow of blood by opening the coronary arteries. It prevents the arteries from hardening and helps strengthen the heart muscle for better function.

4. Gingko Biloba – This is good for dilation of the arteries, improvement of blood circulation leading to the lowering of high blood pressure. Also, it aids in improving the memory and increasing the flow of blood particularly in the brain area.

5. Olive leaf – The extracts are used for irregular heartbeat and for normalizing the blood pressure.

6. Ginger – Aside from its health properties in improving the blood circulation and relaxing the muscles around the blood vessels, this is also used for easing the digestion.

7. Maitake – A Chinese mushroom commonly used in lowering the cholesterol levels, both the systolic and diastolic.

Complementing these herbs for high blood pressure are nutritional food supplements like coenzyme Q10, calcium, folic acid and vitamins B6, B12, E and C.

Additionally, not all herbs can be used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Medical science has suspected that rosemary oil, Asian ginseng, ephedra, and licorice can trigger this medical problem.

Nevertheless, proper doctor consultation is always needed before venturing in the use of herbs for high blood pressure.

Alvin Hopkinson is a leading health researcher in the area of natural remedies and high blood pressure treatment. Discover how you can get rid of your high blood pressure for good using proven and effective home remedies, all without using harmful medications or drugs. Visit his site now for more useful articles such as: Hyperexol Review

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