Hair Regrowth With Honey
Alopecia, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks healthy hair follicles by mistake can be caused by hormonal imbalance, medications, age, or skin diseases. The hair's condition often reflects the body's interior health. Natural remedies can help control alopecia.
Causes of Alopecia
Hair falls out in response to severe inflammation, itching and scratching associated with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis and eczema, according to Dermadoctor.com. Alopecia areata (AA), consists of patchy hair loss anywhere on the body and affects about 1 percent of the population.
Honey, Hair and History
Use of honey on hair has been widely known throughout history. A mixture of honey and alcohol is believed to promote hair growth, according to the Ayurveda, a 5,000-year old record of natural health care.
A medical study from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2001 on the topical application of crude honey for dermatitis and dandruff found that honey's antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties can cure scaling, itching and hair loss. The study used 90% honey diluted in warm water daily on lesions. Skin condition improved within weeks and hair loss decreased.
Contents of Honey
According to Pioneer Thinking, honey has proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. All of these are essential to a healthy scalp and hair growth.
Several at home applications can be made and applied directly to the scalp and hair roots to promote growth. Some include honey mixed with onion juice, olive oil, cinnamon or lemon juice.