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PHARMASPIRE - Volume 12, Issue 3, July-September, 2020

Pages: 84-88

Date of Publication: 10-Jun-2022

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Role of herbal drugs in treatment of alopecia

Author: Jasdeep Sandhu, Veerpal Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur

Category: Pharmaceutics


Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder that occurs due to environmental as well as genetic factors. In this condition, individuals lose hair partially or completely from the scalp and body parts. It is not a painful condition but the physiology of skin may get affected and it affects parsons emotionally and mentally. Patients may develop anxiety and stress. A couple of allopathic drugs are used for treatment such as Propecia and rogaine Propecia stops the conversion of testosterone into 5-alphadihydrotestosterone which is the main culprit for baldness in males. These drugs have many side effects but these are widely used and accepted treatment of alopecia. It has led to the development of hair transplant techniques but they are costly and nonaffordable for masses. Hence, to overcome the side effects of allopathic medicines; nowadays, herbal drugs are preferred for treatment of baldness. These remedies are affected with normal or no side effects.

Keywords: Alopecia, autoimmune disorders, herbs, prevention, treatment


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