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Benefits of Hibiscus And Its Side Effects

Hibiscus is most commonly used to make hibiscus tea and the health benefits that the consumption of this tea can offer and wide ranging. This tea is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular diseases by reducing the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body. It also helps in lowering blood sugar and preventing diabetes thanks to its hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties. Hibiscus also helps in lowering blood pressure and regulates the blood pressure in people suffering from hypertension. The antioxidants present in hibiscus tea help in preventing liver damage while also helping in inhibiting signs of ageing. It has anti-bacterial properties thanks to the high content of Vitamin C. Being a rich source of protocatechuic acid makes hibiscus tea highly effective in inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells. It also helps relieve menstrual pain, makes digestion better, helps in weight loss and is a wonderful anti-depressant.

Benefits of Hibiscus And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Hibiscus
Nutritional Value of Hibiscus
Health Benefits of Hibiscus
It lowers cholesterol
Helps in managing blood pressure
Prevents liver damage
It has anti-bacterial properties
Helps in relieving menstrual pain
It helps in preventing cancer
It has anti-depressant properties
It helps you lose weight
Helps in improving digestion
It has anti-aging properties
Uses of Hibiscus
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hibiscus
Cultivation of Hibiscus

Hibiscus

When we talk about hibiscus, the first image people associate with the name is the bright red flower, which makes for a wonderful decoration but doesn’t have any medicinal benefits. This bright red flower is Hibiscus Ascetosella, used mainly for decoration purposes. The hibiscus flower that has immense medicinal applications is called Hibiscus Sabdariffa, and is extremely beneficial in multiple forms with the applications of the flower, fruit and seeds ranging far and wide. The biggest application of hibiscus sabdariffa in modern times comes from the calyx of the flower, which is used to make tea. Hibiscus tea has long been hailed for the numerous health benefits it offers for the human body, without adding any calories or caffeine. The most common name used for hibiscus tea is Roselle.

Nutritional Value of Hibiscus

The biggest advantage of hibiscus tea, or roselle, is that is provides a nutrition rich drink that is extremely low on calories and completely caffeine free. For every 100 grams of hibiscus tea, there are only about 37 calories. 100 grams of hibiscus tea contains 0.7 grams of total fat, out of which just 0.3 grams is saturated fat, the rest being polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat. The tea contains no cholesterol, making it all the more beneficial for your health. Minerals such as sodium and potassium are also found in this tea, with their concentration being 3mg and 9mg per 100 grams respectively. Total carbohydrate content per 100 grams of hibiscus tea is 7 grams, out of which about 6 grams is sugar and the rest is dietary fiber. The tea also consists of about 0.4 grams of protein per 100 grams. Roselle is also found to be rich in several other vitamins and minerals, offering percentage daily value of 5% for Vitamin-A, 30% for Vitamin-C and 47% for Iron, among others.

Health Benefits of Hibiscus

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Hibiscus
Health Benefits of Hibiscus

It lowers cholesterol

All of us are aware of the term LDL cholesterol, or bad cholesterol as it is popularly known. High amounts of LDL cholesterol present in the body can lead to permanent damage to the blood vessels and heart diseases and hence this is something that needs to be tended to regularly. The nutritional properties of hibiscus tea help a great deal in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol and prevent these conditions. Hibiscus tea also consists of great hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties, which are highly beneficial in managing diabetes and other blood sugar disorders. This tea lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterols and triglycerides, which in turn makes it easier for people to manage blood sugar disorders.

Helps in managing blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that affects a considerable portion of the population world over. Studies have shown that regular use of hibiscus tea can help in effectively managing the blood pressure and even lowers the blood pressure in adults who are mildly hypertensive or pre-hypertensive. Hibiscus is found to have cardioprotective and antihypertensive properties that can help a great deal in preventing cardiovascular diseases and controlling blood pressure. Hibiscus tea manages the blood pressure so well thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties as well as the diuretic properties that increase urination, leading to lowering of blood pressure.

Prevents liver damage

Hibiscus is found to be rich in anti-oxidants, which can be great in prevention and treatment of various liver diseases. These anti-oxidants help in neutralizing the free radicals present in the tissues and cells of the liver, while also having similar effects on the rest of the body. Hence it can be hugely beneficial for your body if you use hibiscus tea regularly.

It has anti-bacterial properties

As discussed earlier, hibiscus tea is a great source of Vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is essential for the body and boosts the immune system a great deal, making the body ready to take on a number of diseases and ailments. Along with the rich Vitamin C content present in hibiscus tea, its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties also help you avoid ailments like common cold and flu. Thanks to the cooling effect of hibiscus tea, it can also be used to treat the discomforts caused by fever.

Helps in relieving menstrual pain

Among the many health benefits offered by hibiscus tea, one of the more important ones is the relief it provides from menstrual pains and cramps. A large number of women suffer from extreme pains during menstruation and hibiscus tea helps relieve it by restoring a hormonal balance. The restoration of hormonal balance also helps in reducing other effects of menstruation like depression, mood swings, over eating and more.

It helps in preventing cancer

Hibiscus is found to be a rich source of protocatechuic acid, which has anti-oxidant as well as anti-tumor properties. The presence of this acid in hibiscus tea makes it a great remedy for slowing down the growth of cancerous cells. This is done by inducing a condition called apoptosis, which is also commonly referred to as programmed cell death.

It has anti-depressant properties

As discussed earlier, hibiscus tea can help women in relieving stress and depression that occur as a result of menstrual pains. In addition to that, regular consumption of this tea can also help you fight off depression in general. Vitamins and minerals like flavonoids that are present in hibiscus act as highly effective anti-depressants. These vitamins and minerals help in calming down the nervous system, creating a relaxed sensation in the body. This in turn helps in reducing depression and anxiety.

It helps you lose weight

Losing weight without having to compromise too much on the diet is a challenge that a number of people face. A majority of food we consume in our day to day lives is found to be rich in carbohydrates, which generally means that it contains a high amount of sugar and starch, both the elements that can take a toll on your body. Hibiscus can help a great deal with this specific problem. It lowers the absorption of sugar and starch in the body, making sure that these elements don’t add to the weight heavily. Hibiscus hinders the production of amylase, the enzyme responsible for absorption of sugar, starch and carbohydrates in the body, making hibiscus a useful component of your diet if you are looking to lose weight.

Helps in improving digestion

This is one of the most commonly known benefits of hibiscus. Hibiscus tea is used world over as an agent to improve digestion. Regular consumption of hibiscus tea helps in regularizing bowel movements and improves urination. Thanks to its diuretic properties this tea also makes for a wonderful treatment for constipation. The benefits don’t stop there, with hibiscus tea being extremely effective in improving the health of your gastrointestinal system and helping in preventing colorectal cancer.

It has anti-aging properties

People often go looking for extravagant methods to help with anti-aging. However, simply incorporating hibiscus tea in your regular diet can do the trick in fighting the common signs of aging on your skin. The antioxidants present in hibiscus help in effectively keeping wrinkles at bay. They also help in dealing with the loss of elasticity and moisture on your skin, making you look younger than your age.

Uses of Hibiscus

Hibiscus Sabdariffa has a wide range of medicinal applications, with the flower being used in a number of medicines and cosmetic products. The most common form of use of this flower is in form of hibiscus tea, or Roselle. This tea has a tangy taste very similar to cranberry juice and makes for a wonderful drink when combined with honey, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and other such spices. Hibiscus tea can be a great drink for both hot and cold weathers, with the taste being great in both hot and cool forms while providing numerous health benefits.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Hibiscus

Hibiscus has anti-hypertensive properties and lowers blood pressure very effectively. However, for the people who are suffering from hypotension, or low blood pressure, it is strictly advised to not consume hibiscus tea. It may cause dizziness, fainting and might even result in damage to the heart. It also affects the estrogen levels and hence women who are on any birth control treatment or hormone replacement therapy should not have this tea. Pregnant women are also advised to avoid the consumption of hibiscus tea due to its emmenagogue effects that may lead to menstrual flow in the uterus. Hibiscus tea can also have hallucinatory effects in some people, hence every user should first make sure how the tea is affecting their body before making it a regular consumption.

Cultivation of Hibiscus

The origins of Hibiscus Sabdariffa can be traced to tropical Africa. In today’s times, the plant can be found across the world. The major production of hibiscus today is in Mexico and Jamaica.

Popular Questions & Answers

My hairs remain dry and weak. Dandruff is there. What should I do to keep them shining and strong.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
HI lybrate-user, pollution and rough water can damage our hair. You must have used all chemical products for your hair, let me suggest you some herbal treatments. 1.Massage the scalp with ayurveda herbal hair oil. Select the hair oil which has herbs like bramhi, amla, neem, bhringaraja etc. Scalp massage increases blood supply to scalp skin and increases supply of nutrients to hair follicles. According to texts of ayurveda, massaging scalp with herbal oil normalizes vata and reduces hair loss, drying of hair and increases hair growth. The herbs in hair oil boost the scalp skin health. Scalp massage with herbal oil, prevents drying of scalp and dandruff formation. 2.Use an herbal shampoo to wash off excess oil from scalp. 3.Do not scratch or brush the scalp too hard. Brush hair gently before washing scalp and hair. Keep the scalp clean by washing it thrice in a week. 4.Avoid long showers in hot water. Hot water dries up the scalp. 5.Let your hair dry naturally. Keep blow driers at bay. 6.Wear a hat in summer to protect it from the heat of sun. 7.Soak 2-3 tea spoons of fenugreek seeds in water. Leave it overnight. Grind these soaked seeds in water to make a smooth paste. Leave this paste for 30 minutes to thicken. Add little water to make it thin and apply this on scalp and hair. This acts as an excellent conditioner. Rinse the hair after 30 minutes. 8.Pluck some hibiscus leaves and flowers. Grind them into a thin paste adding water. Apply this green magic formula to scalp and hair. Wash the scalp and hair after 40 minutes. This helps to increase the scalp health and prevents dry scalp. 9.Chose some juicy aloevera leaves and collect the sap. Massage this sap on scalp and hair. Wash it off after 20 minutes. The juice of aloevera acts as a best moisturizer. Hope these help. Good Luck.
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My husband is 32 years old, his hairs are white so please suggest me good shampoo or oil.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Greater Noida
Hello dear Lybrate user. There are many causes of premature greying and whitening of hair. One of them is use of non medicated shampoo ,conditioner like that of Ramdev baba which is caustic and cause roughness and white hairs I had seen. Others may be environmental due to pollution, cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, stress taking. So one has to avoid these habits if any. Use nutritious diet rich in nuts, fruits,green leafy vegetables, protein rich diet eg Soya bean, pulses,milk, meat.Use Vit E rich oil eg Almond, Olive .If possible make a naturopathic oil containing Extravirgin olive oil, Extravirgin coconut oil, Olive ,Almond, Mustard,Castor oil containing Sulphur rich products like onion, garlic,Cinnamon bark, rose,Hibiscus petals, Indian gooseberry (Amla) powder, Curry leaves. It is a very highly effective homemade oil for hair growth and white hairs. Use adequate of Curry leaves in your diet which is highly rich in antioxidants. Along with that green tea should be used. Apart from this there are few effective Allopathic medication too. Consult me privately via chat ,audio for full prescription.
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My father 50 year old having 17.5 mm gallbladder stone. He is also having stomach pain at 1 inch right side to navel. This seems not related to gallbladder stone and doctor also confirmed that thi stone is currently silent. Doctor suggested to get it operated. However we are currently thinking if it can be resolved through ayurvedic Medicine like hibiscus powder. Please suggest if we should go for operation or can we check with hibiscus powder. Also if we go with hibiscus first, what are the precautions we need to take care of?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
it will be cured completely within 90 days but complete medicine is required 1- sootshekhar ras swarn yukta 125 mg BD 2- panchsakar churna 50 gm + avipattikar churna 40 gm + karpad bhasm 10 gm + shankh bhasm 5 gm SAB KO MILAKAR 5 GM BD 3- cholecare tablet 4- agasti soot raj ras 5- sillimarine 500 mg bd 6- G.B.CARE capsule bd 6- kumaryasav

Missed period from last 2 months but checked with preganews test but the rest is negative.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, you must rule out other causes of pregnancy like hypothyroidism, prod, or hyperprolactinemia.

Popular Health Tips

Unani Therapy - How It Can Help You Treat Diseases?

BHMS, MD - Psychiatry, MD - Homeopathy
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Unani Therapy - How It Can Help You Treat Diseases?

Unani, the system of traditional medicine, has been practiced in India for a long time now. Originated in Greece and pioneered by Hippocrates, it came to India through Arabs and Persians during the 11th century. Even though it has foreign roots, it has been practiced widely and adopted in India.

Core of Unani
The Unani system of medicine believes that disease is a natural process and their symptoms are reactions of the body to the disease. The proper functioning of the body is dependent on seven key factors or Umoor-E-Tabaiya - elements, temperament, humours, organs, vital forces, faculties and functions. Also, it emphasizes the presence of four humours in the body. These are the essential fluids, which the human body obtains from food and constitutes of various hormones and enzymes.

Each of these humours carry a temperament:

  • Blood – Dam: It is hot and moist.
  • Phlegm – Balgham: It is cold and moist.
  • Yellow bile – Safra: It is hot and dry.
  • Black bile – Sauda: It is cold and dry.

A person is considered to be healthy if these four humours and their corresponding temperaments are in a state of mutual equilibrium. Every individual has their own humoural composition, which represents their state of health. An imbalance in the humours leads to diseases and ailments in the body.

Diagnosis of Unani
The balance of the humours and the overall health of the body is assessed through the pulse or nabz, urine and stool. Also the functioning of the entire body and mental health is determined with the help of the pulse, urine and stool.

The Unani Therapy
Unani takes into account the whole personality of the individual and employs the following techniques:

  1. Regimental therapy – It is a special technique that uses detoxification methods to remove waste materials and improve the defence mechanism of the body. Some of the commonly used therapies under this section are as follows:
  2. Venesection – This corrects blood-related problems and relieves high blood pressure.
  3. Cupping – This cleans the skin and gets rid of waste matters
  4. Sweating – Dry or wet fomentation, massage, warm water bath are used to remove waste through the natural process of sweating.
  5. Diuresis – Waste products are excreted through urine and used as cure for certain diseases of heart, liver and lungs.
  6. Turkish bath - Hot or cold bath is taken to eradicate waste and increase nutrition.
  7. Massage – It improves the blood supply and relaxes muscles.

Pharmacotherapy
Important components used in Unani medicine are as follows:
• Hibiscus
• Haritaki
• Saunf
• Ashwagandha
• Almonds
• Kasni or chicory

Diet therapy: Proper monitoring of the diet in accordance with the individual is prescribed. This age-old alternate form of medicine is noteworthy for its remarkable benefits. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Alopecia or Patchy Baldness - The Homeopathic Approach To Treat It!

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Alopecia or Patchy Baldness - The Homeopathic Approach To Treat It!

Alopecia or alopecia areata is more commonly known as spot baldness. It is a serious condition that makes a person lose his or her hair in round patches. The patches increase in number over time. Alopecia could affect your scalp and can also result in hair loss from other parts of the body. Alopecia is an auto immune problem and causative factors of which are still not known. However, certain triggering factors, such as stress, which is the biggest culprit along with other factors like thyroid problems, genetic tendencies, drug abuse, hormonal changes or medications can lead to such a disorder.

Naturopathic ways of dealing with Alopecia:

1. Chinese hibiscus can come to your rescue: Alopecia is mainly caused due to weak, undernourished hair follicles. Chinese hibiscus is known to deal with the problem effectively. The petals of this flower, when used in combination with dandelion oil, add strength to your hair follicles. It also repairs hair damage. The oil should be applied on the scalp at least twice a week for noticeable results.

2. Fenugreek is a great way to tackle problems of hair loss: Fenugreek is rich in proteins and organic compounds. These compounds are effective in building up the defence mechanism of your scalp. Fenugreek regulates hormones in the human body in such a way that a stark re-growth of hair follicles is noticed in many cases.

3. Try using green tea creatively: Many people resort to green tea to lead a healthy way of life. While drinking two cups of this inimitable concoction twice daily, remember to use its liquor on the bald patches of your scalp as well. Absorb the drink on a piece of cloth and massage it on the affected areas of your scalp. Catechins, saponins and antioxidants present in this kind of tea help in regeneration of cells on the scalp.

4. Graphites can do wonders: Alopecia can also be characterized by itchy eruptions on your scalp. These eruptions may or may not contain pus like fluids. Patchy baldness, especially on the sides of your head, can be dealt with by taking this medicine. A person who shows intolerance towards cold and has an excess of adipose tissues can be treated with Graphites.

5. Mezereum is a sought after homeopathic medication: If alopecia areata makes hair fall in the cups of your hand each time you comb, Mezereum should be one's first and foremost choice. The skin of your scalp might be crusting, or you might have rashes in the bald circles. Mezereum will cure these symptoms by fighting off the condition in itself.

Homeopathy Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Homeopathic medicines are known to give very good results in cases of alopecia reata. The medicines most commonly found useful are –
Acid-flouricum, Phosphorus, Graphites, Apis, Ars-alb, Calcarea, Hepar-sulph, Psorinum, Kali-carb, Rhus-tox, Sepia, Psorinum, Calc-phos, Carbo-animalis, Selenium, Kali-phos, Lycopodium.

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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High Blood Pressure - Unani Remedies For Treating It!

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Gaya
High Blood Pressure - Unani Remedies For Treating It!

The blood normally exerts some pressure as it passes through the blood vessels. However, due to various reasons, mainly narrowing of the blood vessels, the pressure exerted could be higher, which is known as hypertension.

In the Unani system, early reference to high blood pressure appears as Imtila, though it is today popularly known as Zaghtuddam Qawi. Imtila talks about symptoms including a headache, bulging eyes, epistaxis (bleeding nose), heavy headedness, and headache.

Types: Unani system believes in two ways that can increase blood pressure and therefore two types

  • Increased amount of blood in the vessels, which is caused a hot, moist temperament or the sanguineous type.
  • Dryness of the vessels (caused by narrowing) increases blood pressure, leading to the dry, cold melancholic type.

Causes: Unani believes high blood pressure as a result of the following sequence of events.

  • Weakening of the arteries
  • Increased food consumption, which produces more blood
  • Weak arteries which are not able to accommodate the increased amounts of blood
  • This is a vicious cycle where the arteries are further damaged, leading to further sluggish flow, further increasing pressure.

Complications: High blood pressure is not an isolated health condition. It leads to multiple complications like

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Angina pectoris (heart attacks)
  • Stroke and paralysis
  • Higher levels of cholesterol
  • Predisposition to diabetes

Management: Managing high blood pressure is a combination of treatment and prevention. There are multiple Unani herbs, which are used in multiple formulations which help by

  • Relaxing the muscles of the heart
  • Improves blood flow
  • Eases the blood flow through the arteries

These can be taken regularly along with restrictions on diet and lifestyle which can help in improving blood pressure. These changes would include:

  1. Increased consumption of potassium-rich foods as it will counter the effect of sodium which causes higher blood pressure readings
  2. Avoid adding extra salt and reduce eating the salted, fried foods. Especially, if you have a family history, it is time to reduce salt intake at an early stage. This helps prolong the onset of high blood pressure
  3. Herbs like garlic, pepper, ginger, and lemon are helpful in controlling blood pressure
  4. Herbal teas including hibiscus and green tea are proven to help control blood pressure as opposed to a cup of coffee
  5. Dark chocolate with more than 70 per cent of cocoa is beneficial for the heart
  6. Needless to say, regular exercise including brisk walking which can improve heart’s health
  7. Deep breathing which improves oxygen consumption across arteries
  8. Reduce consumption of alcohol
  9. Quit or cut down on smoking

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dull & Lifeless Hair - 10 Ayurvedic Ways to Treat It!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Dull & Lifeless Hair - 10 Ayurvedic Ways to Treat It!

Hair is one of the most attractive aspects of a person. A head full of shiny, dark hair can turn heads while head with dry, lifeless, damaged hair has lesser appeal. There are definitely simple, but effective ways of inducing life back into the hair. Read on to know some of the most common causes of dry, damaged hair and how it can be reversed to enjoy healthy, shiny hair.

Causes: Nutritional deficiencies, excessive exposure to the sun, air-conditioned environments, excessive use of hair dryers, unhealthy hair products, can all affect the hair, making it dry and dull. Hair is so affected can be lifeless, break easily, have split ends, and fall easily. The shine and texture are affected and the scalp also lacks moisture and feels dry.

Treatment: Lifeless, dull hair need not be a reason to lose sleep. There are simple measures which would be readily available in most homes, have been used since ages, and have proven beneficial beyond doubts.

  1. Eggs: Rich in proteins, eggs are one of the healthiest products for hair care. They promote the growth of keratin which is essential for hair growth.
  2. Lime: Lime has antibacterial properties and is rich in vitamin C. This helps clear scalp infections and promotes hair growth, which is healthier.
  3. Olive oil: It reduces dandruff, treats split ends, and restores shine and smoothness of the hair.
  4. Coconut oil: One of the most commonly used hair oils, it moisturises the hair and reduces dandruff and restores shine in the hair.
  5. Curry leaves: Adding curry leaves to coconut oil and warming it to apply on the scalp helps immensely in restoring life to hair. A warm towel can be used to wrap the hair when the oil is left in place for about 15 to 30 minutes.
  6. Henna: Rosemary or henna as it is commonly called is another way to condition hair and restore the shine and lustre back. It strengthens the hair cuticles and makes it less prone to breakage.
  7. Aloe vera: The gel from a freshly cut aloe vera plant has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help restore life back in damaged hair. It also reduces itching,
  8. Avocado: In addition to preventing hair damage, it also reduces hair loss and improves hair health.
  9. Olive oil: This reduces dandruff, and so improves infections which could be affecting hair health.
  10. Hibiscus: This helps repair damaged hair, improves volume, and reduces hair loss too. The leaves and the flower are used as a paste that is left for about an hour and rinsed off.

In addition to all these, gentle brushing, not brushing wet hair, proper diet, and good sleep are equally important for shiny, healthy hair.
 

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Naturopathic Ways To Deal With Alopecia!

MD - Homeopathy, LCEH
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Naturopathic Ways To Deal With Alopecia!

Alopecia or alopecia areata is more commonly known as spot baldness. It is a serious condition that makes a person lose his or her hair in round patches. The patches increase in number over time. Alopecia could affect your scalp and can also result in hair loss from other parts of the body. Alopecia is an auto immune problem and causative factors of which are still not known. However, certain triggering factors, such as stress, which is the biggest culprit along with other factors like thyroid problems, genetic tendencies, drug abuse, hormonal changes or medications can lead to such a disorder.

Naturopathic ways of dealing with Alopecia:

  1. Chinese hibiscus can come to your rescue: Alopecia is mainly caused due to weak, undernourished hair follicles. Chinese hibiscus is known to deal with the problem effectively. The petals of this flower, when used in combination with dandelion oil, add strength to your hair follicles. It also repairs hair damage. The oil should be applied on the scalp at least twice a week for noticeable results.
  2. Fenugreek is a great way to tackle problems of hair loss: Fenugreek is rich in proteins and organic compounds. These compounds are effective in building up the defence mechanism of your scalp. Fenugreek regulates hormones in the human body in such a way that a stark re-growth of hair follicles is noticed in many cases.
  3. Try using green tea creatively: Many people resort to green tea to lead a healthy way of life. While drinking two cups of this inimitable concoction twice daily, remember to use its liquor on the bald patches of your scalp as well. Absorb the drink on a piece of cloth and massage it on the affected areas of your scalp. Catechins, saponins and antioxidants present in this kind of tea help in regeneration of cells on the scalp.
  4. Graphites can do wonders: Alopecia can also be characterized by itchy eruptions on your scalp. These eruptions may or may not contain pus like fluids. Patchy baldness, especially on the sides of your head, can be dealt with by taking this medicine. A person who shows intolerance towards cold and has an excess of adipose tissues can be treated with Graphites.
  5. Mezereum is a sought after homeopathic medication: If alopecia areata makes hair fall in the cups of your hand each time you comb, Mezereum should be one's first and foremost choice. The skin of your scalp might be crusting, or you might have rashes in the bald circles. Mezereum will cure these symptoms by fighting off the condition in itself.

However, over-the-counter medication is not suitable for all patients as the causative factors will differ from patient to patient, thus it is important to always consult a trained practitioner as the right dosage and potency will be decided by the doctor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Table of Content

Hibiscus
Nutritional Value of Hibiscus
Health Benefits of Hibiscus
It lowers cholesterol
Helps in managing blood pressure
Prevents liver damage
It has anti-bacterial properties
Helps in relieving menstrual pain
It helps in preventing cancer
It has anti-depressant properties
It helps you lose weight
Helps in improving digestion
It has anti-aging properties
Uses of Hibiscus
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hibiscus
Cultivation of Hibiscus