Hair loss can happen at any age. The reasons for hair loss and treatment vary depending on what ethnic group you talk to.

The Chinese believe that hair loss is due to kidney and liver deficiency, Qi, stagnation, stress, heat, wind, blood flow, and thyroid issues.

Chinese herbs for treatment include: Ginseng, He Shou Wu, Gota Kola, Sang Ji Sheng.


The traditional Indian medical practice, Ayurveda, believes that hair loss is caused by an of excess Pita dosha in the body. Causes: fried, spicy and acidic foods, smoking, tea, heat, and alcohol.

Ayurveda herbs used for treatment: Aloe, Bhringaraaja, Amla, Brahmi, Ritha, Ashwaganda, Methi, Margosa, Sesame seeds, Banyan Tree.


Western medicine believes genetics, drugs, and diet are related to hair loss.

Vitamins and herbs are mentioned, but pharmaceutical drugs are usually recommended.

Herbs: Rosemary, Peppermint, Aloe, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Saw Palmetto, Horsetail, Burdock.


These are some common, recommended herbs used within several cultures. Check with your local practitioners for further advice.