ALOPECIA SWITCH TO HERBAL MEDICINE

Semwal B.C*, Agrawal K K, Singh K, Tandon S, Sharma S

Abstract


Alopecia is most serious medical condition, due to loss of hair from some or all areas of body, mainly scalp. There are different types of alopecia such as diffuse alopecia areata, alopecia areata monolocularis, alopecia areata barbae, alopecia areata totalis. The condition occurs in 0.1%-0.2% of person of any age group or any sex like late teenage, early childhood, young adult hood. There can be different causes of alopecia such as genetic, drug induced, environmental, emotional stress etc. It is an embarrassing condition for any person, as he/she looks more aged than normal. Many types of treatment are available to treat alopecia in different system of medicine like allopathic, homeopathic, ayurveda or can be surgical like transplantation but none of them is fully satisfactory. To avoid or reduce unwanted side effects of allopathic drugs most of person switch over to herbal medicine. Various herbs are being used to prevent the hair loss and regrowth of hairs including aloe vera, amla, bhringraj, brahmi, etc.

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