Does saw palmetto work for hair loss?

Does saw palmetto work for hair loss?

Saw palmetto is a natural herb that is sourced from the berries of a North American plant which is known as Serenoa repens or Sabal serrulata. It's a supplement that is often used to treat enlarged prostate and enhance hair growth. 

The saw palmetto tree produces  dark berries that contain a large seed. The fruit is a large maroon drupe which is an important source of wildlife and medicine for humans.

Hair loss is a very common problem nowadays and people from all age groups suffer from it. In men, hair loss can be seen in the front head known as male pattern baldness. It generally occurs in an M shape. People generally spend lakhs on hair transplants and thousands on medicines but still, they are not satisfied with the result.

Some treatments can have side effects and surgeries are not pocket friendly. So what should we use to prevent hair loss? 

Saw palmetto for hair loss

1) Saw palmetto is a natural medicine that is used to treat hair has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects on our body which could offer protection from hair loss problems.

This does not require a prescription and can be used by anyone suffering from hair loss.

2) It contains 5 alpha-reductase which is the same mechanism of action of other prescribed medications for hair loss namely finasteride and other steroids. So it decreases the uptake of DHT by the hair follicle.

3) It also decreases the binding of DT to androgenetic receptors. 


Types of hair loss which saw palmetto can treat


1) Hair loss due to stress

If you have suffered hair loss when you were under a lot of stress or tension then saw palmetto may work for you.

2) Hair loss due to unbalanced diet

Lack of some vitamins and macronutrients cause hair loss and hair thinning. As saw palmetto is a natural herb it can treat this type of hair loss.

3) Normal hair loss from any disease

If you have an underlying disease then saw palmetto may be useful in controlling the hair loss but not completely stopping it.

4) Hormonal hair loss

If you are in your 20s and started shedding hair in large amounts then you can use saw palmetto to control it but it would be better if you consult a specialist first.

5) Genetic hair loss

There is no such treatment for genetic hair loss but you can control it by using saw palmetto and ask the dosage amount from a specialist.

Before using saw palmetto for heavy hair loss consult a doctor or dermatologist.

Side effects of saw palmetto

It can do a series of side effects in some people and some may only suffer from:

  •     Dizziness
  •     Vomiting
  •     Rashes
  •     Constipation
  •     Diarrhoea
  •     Stomach pain

If you still suffer from hair loss then consult a dermatologist and ask for proper treatment. Some other ways through which you can control hair fall are:

1) Minoxidil topical solution 

Minoxidil is a powerful peripheral vasodilator that is considered an effective topical solution. Minoxidil Topical Solution stimulates hair growth, and hence it is used for hair fall control, treating MPB (Male pattern baldness).

2) Anti-hair fall shampoo

It nourishes your hair and scalp with no harmful chemicals (Parabens and Sulphate free). The shampoo helps to strengthen your hair, improves the texture of your hair, and reduces hair fall.  

3) Biotin tablets 

The biotin tablets are enriched with multivitamins which help in hair growth and improve metabolism. Biotin tablets include a total of 10 vitamins in it. The tablets reduce hair fall, improves scalp health, promotes hair growth and makes your hair stronger & healthier than before.

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