Hair Loss Herbal Remedies - Hair today and gone tomorrow?

Hair Loss Herbal Remedies takes a good look at natural remedies for this ailment known as alopecia in medical terms, in normal terms it means you are losing your hair and going bald.

It is absolutely normal to lose between 49 and 99 hairs per day, of the approximately 150 000 strands on a normal head .

If you feel there is cause for alarm, and you are losing more hair than you are comfortable with then the first thing to do is to go and see your physician.

Your health care provider will assess the problem and will find out if any of the factors listed below (which are the main causes hair loss), may be giving rise to your misery.

He will also advise you as to whether you can combine hair loss herbal remedies with any medication he has prescribed for you.

Main Causes of Hair Loss

  • Thyroid disease
  • Hormones
  • Heredity
  • Ageing
  • Stress
  • Ringworm
  • chemicals such as hair dyes
  • vitamin deficiency
  • poor circulation
  • surgery
  • radiation exposure
  • iron deficiency
  • diabetes
  • chemotherapy
  • medication

Medical Terms for Hair Loss

So....... what are the actual medical terms for hair loss?

Alopecia totalis

Alopecia universalis

Alopecia areata

androgenetic alopecia

These are the medical terms given to the different types of hair loss issues. Check out our herbal dictionary  to find out exactly what they mean.

So hair we are, and you need to find some hair loss herbal remedies for your problem, check out the list below to see which one will be suitable and easy for you.

What Herbs are good for Hair Loss?

Hair Loss Herbal Remedies - Aloe Vera

  • Clinical studies have shown that Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that protect against damage to the scalp and hair.
  • It is also a circulatory stimulant that helps improve poor circulation to the scalp.
  • Wash your hair, rinse and condition with Aloe Vera.


Ginger is rich in fatty acids which are recommended for hair loss and this herb has circulatory agents that help stimulate the hair follicle's growth cycle, another one of our famous hair loss herbal remedies, TRY IT!

Tea Tree Oil

Helps combat mites and bacteria that may cause hair loss and as one of our hair loss home remedies all you need to do is to massage the oil into your hair, and leave on for 10 minutes, before shampooing.


Basil is well known as a scalp tonic and hair conditioner probably because of its anti-oxidant properties that may provide protection for the hair follicles and which also encourages hair growth.

Basil oil massaged into the scalp is an effective hair loss home remedy that improves poor scalp circulation, a well known cause of hair loss.


Burdock goes down in history as a dandruff and scalp treatment as well as a natural treatment for hair loss.

It's legendary powers include helping to strengthen hair and add shine and body.


  • Cinnamon and honey combinations are a thread which run throughout this website and have been used for many different ailments as well as for hair loss herbal remedies, so check out the home remedies for hair loss page to see how this herb can help as a natural hair loss remedy.


Apart from been an ingredient in brewing beer, hops contains ingredients and essential oils that help to slow down hair loss.


Watercress has a high iodine content which helps improve the function of the thyroid gland and relieves the symptoms of many forms of hypothyrodism that include hair loss.

Watercress can be used topically to treat dandruff and prevent hair loss, due to its sulfur, iron and zinc content.

Make an infusion or tincture with watercress and massage into your hair and leave on for 10 minutes or so, before washing.


Nasturtium leaves will help stimulate the capillaries in the scalp.

Make in infusion from the nasturtium leaves allow to cool and massage into your scalp and leave on for at least 10 minutes before shampooing.


Rosemary has been shown to promote increased circulation to the scalp as well as help remove dandruff.

Saw Palmetto

This herb is very effective at blocking the formation of DHT which is believed to be one of the main ingredients in the causes of androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness.


Zinc Stimulates hair growth by enhancing immune function. A zinc deficiency can lead to all sorts of problems.


Iron also helps maintain healthy hair, so to help prevent an iron deficiency eat plenty of iron-rich foods such as cereals, beans, fish, poultry, meat and leafy green vegetables.

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