Nettles, or Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is a herbal plant which is considered to be one of the most effective natural treatments for hair loss. The extracts of this plant can be found as ingredients of such popular hair loss treatment as Provillus.
This herbal remedy is known for its excellent diuretic, antispasmodic and astringent properties. However, the most important property of this plant is to inhibit DHT production. For centuries, this natural irritant (namely its dried or fresh leaves, roots and stems) has been used to improve the quality of hair and treat Allopecia areata. The links between nettle root and hair loss reduction were proven scientifically by many studies and researches.
Stringing Nettle is a rich natural source of such elements and nutrients as Vitamins E and C, chlorophyll and a variety of minerals. Also, this natural remedy is a source of chemical compounds like serotonin, histamine, hydroxytryptamine and a number of effective natural irritants that play a role in hair loss treatment. The extracts and other products with nettle can not only inhibit DHT production, but also affect nerve cells and give irritant effect capable to slow down Allopecia areata.
Nettle products can be taken orally in the forms of pills or supplements. For hair loss treatment, Nettle is frequently used in combination with other effective natural remedies. Nettle root extract can be applied directly to your scalp, according to the recommendations of your health care specialist. Also, it is possible to use a special nettle tincture or weak decoction for rinsing your hair and receiving therapeutic effects. Beware of unwanted side effects of using nettle products: allergies and skin irritation, stomach ache, bloating and problems with kidneys. Use carefully nettle root and hair loss will slowly back off!