Minerals plays a very important role in treating hair problems and they can be given in the form of natural herbs which are present in many food stuffs.
In part 1 of this article you had learned about the importance of macro minerals in solving hair problems as a part of herbal remedies for hair loss.
Now you will learn the importance of micro minerals in solving hair problems as a part of herbal remedies for hair loss.
Zinc – Helps in promoting the growth of the hair as it is responsible for the healthy growth of the hair follicles which is the reason why its deficiency leads to hair loss problems. They are found in mushrooms, spinach, whole grains.
Iodine – Iodine directly affects the functioning of the thyroid gland and both the hyperthyroid and the hypothyroid conditions lead to hair problems. Iodine is added to salt and is also present in sea weeds and garlic.
Selenium – This mineral helps in the growth of the hair and it also regulates functions of the iodine. Its deficiency leads to hair loss problems. Good food sources of selenium are whole grains and broccoli.
Copper – Copper has a very important role in health of the hair as it helps in the strength, colour and growth of the hair. Copper is needed in melanin synthesis which helps in giving colour to the hair.
Copper deficiency often leads to hair loss problems. Defect in copper metabolism leads to genetic shaft disorders also termed as Menkes syndrome. Having water in copper vessel acts as a good and easy source of copper in our day to day life.
Iron – Deficiency of iron leads to anemia which in turn causes hair loss and diffuse hair thinning. Iron deficiencies are more common with Indian women of fertility age group due to their menstrual cycles and pregnancy. Children who have got iron deficiency start with the problem of premature greying of the hair. Rich sources of iron are…
1. Cereals & Grains: barley (Bajra), Rice flakes
2. Pulses & Beans: cow pea, lobia (black-eye beans), lentils, soybean are iron rich.
3. Iron in Vegetables: Beetroot greens, mint, parsley, turnip greens are rich sources of iron.
Vegetables like broccoli are rich in iron and also high in vitamin C which helps absorb iron.
4. Sea vegetables are very high in iron. Look at the iron rich food list given below.
5. Spices: Turmeric (Haldi)
6. Fruits: Dried dates, watermelon, raisins
Chromium – Chromium plays a great role glucose metabolism and its deficiency directly affects the glucose levels and thereby it leads to hair loss problems.
Manganese – Inadequate manganese intake can lead to changes in hair pigmentation and slowed hair growth. Excess of manganese results into iron deficiency anemia which would further lead to hair loss problems. Food sources of Manganese are Wheat germ, oats, Wheat bran, Cheese, Cereals, Soybeans, Wheat whole grain bread, Parsley, Cottage cheese, Pulses.
To make it simple herbal remedies for hair loss is incomplete if you fail to have the following foodstuffs in your day to day life.
Having diet rich in minerals will help you to a great extent as a part of herbal remedies for hair loss so make sure to follow it.
To know more about Natural treatments, herbs and remedy for Hair loss, Hair Thinning (Androgenetic Alopecia) and Baldness you have to consult a trichologist who specializes in solving various hair and scalp related disorders.
Richfeel Clinic in India specializes in providing herbal remedies for hair loss. It has over 55 branches in major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore etc…