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Ginsing as a Natural Support for Hair Loss

Friday, May 26th 2023 10:00am 1 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

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Ginseng has been reported to offer natural remedies for hair loss. According to research published in the Journal of Ginseng Research, the active components of ginseng extract have demonstrated hair growth promoting effects by regulating hair cycle-related genes and the growth factors in dermal papilla cells. Furthermore, a study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences found that ginsenoside, a major active compound of ginseng, can promote hair growth by increasing the proliferation of hair follicle cells and inducing the anagen phase of the hair cycle.

Hair loss is a common condition that can occur due to genetic factors, hormonal changes, stress, and various medical conditions. While there are several treatments available for hair loss, some individuals prefer to use natural remedies. Ginseng, a traditional herbal medicine, has been shown to offer natural help for hair loss. It is suggested that the active components of ginseng extract promote hair growth by regulating hair cycle-related genes and growth factors in dermal papilla cells, as well as increasing the proliferation of hair follicle cells and inducing the anagen phase of the hair cycle.

In conclusion, ginseng may provide a natural remedy for hair loss by promoting hair growth through various mechanisms. However, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment, even if it is a natural remedy. Further research is needed to fully understand the efficacy of ginseng for hair loss and to determine optimal dosages and formulations.

REFERENCES:

Park G, Kim M, Woo M, et al. Korean Red Ginseng Extract Promotes the Proliferation of Human Hair Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells and Induces Hair Growth in C57BL/6 Mice. J Ginseng Res. 2018;42(4):450-457. doi:10.1016/j.jgr.2017.05.010

Lee SH, Park WS, Lim MH, et al. Panax ginseng induces the expression of Catagen phase-specific molecules upregulated by TGF-β1 in human dermal papilla cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(1):34. doi:10.3390/ijms20010034

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