Searching for herbs for hair loss? Nettles are rich in vitamins A and C, several key minerals and lipids that can be beneficial to the hair.
Nettle Root Extract has been used successfully in Europe as an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase in treating BPH.
As mentioned in male hair loss basics section, 5-alpha reductase is a key component in turning testosterone into DHT, the substance that causes the atrophy of hair follicles.
Therefore there is great promise in its use as a component in natural hair loss treatments.
Nettle Root Extract is available at health food stores over the counter, and has few side effects.