Can Turmeric prevent hair-loss and spark hair re-growth?
The Top 10 Health Benefits of Turmeric Part 4
One of the conditions that most men want to avoid (but are most vulnerable with) is hair loss.
There are many causes for hair loss, such as stress, disease, or even an unhealthy diet.
Luckily, there is a natural cure that can prevent hair-loss and even cause hair-growth.
Turmeric, which has been used in Asia as a spice and medicinal plant for more than a thousand years already, is your natural cure for stopping hair-loss and reigniting hair growth.
Defense against TGF Beta One
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is its most important active ingredient. Curcumin helps prevent the growth of TGF beta one, which is the main cause for the death of hair follicles, which results to hair loss. Turmeric, especially when taken with milk and honey, will stop the TGF beta one from growing, and in turn will help prevent hair loss.
Improving the Condition of the Scalp
Another health benefit of turmeric is that it can be used to cure certain scalp conditions such as exzema and seborrheic dermatitis, which often leads to flaky and itchy skin, inflammation, and thinning hair. Inflammation can cause Cicatricial Alopecia, which is a scalp disease that can harm hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth. Hair loss can also be cause by fungal infections to the scalp.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been proven to be effective against these types of diseases since it has very strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. Turmeric can therefore help prevent these scalp ailments, which means that turmeric can help prevent hair loss.
Another known contributor to hair loss is stress. The more stress you have, the greater the chances that you will lose your hair. Turmeric has been effective in reducing stress, which will help prevent hair loss.
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Defense Against Type II 5a-Reductase Enzymes
Type II 5a-reductase enzymes are known for transforming testosterone to dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This is the hormone that is responsible for androgenetic hair loss.
Studies were conducted that have shown the ability of curcumin to stop the growth of the 5a-reductase enzymes. Although there are more effective drugs out there (such as finasteride) that can inhibit this type of enzyme, those drugs may have undesirable side effects such as erectile dsyfunction and even male infertility. By taking turmeric (which contains curcumin), you will inhibit these enzymes without suffering any of the same side effects of using a drug-based cure.
Activating VDR Genes
Research has also shown the the Curcumin found in turmeric can help activate Vitamin D Receptors or VDR genes. These VDR genes produce protein which controls the signals in the hair growth cycle, and tells hair follicles to start regrowing. Therefore, taking turmeric could promote hair growth, due to the positive effects of curcumin on the VDR genes.
How to take Turmeric
(Part 5 – to be continued)