Epilobio (Epilobium Parviflorum and Epilobium Angustifolium)
It is a plant of the Enoteraceas family commonly found in European mountains or in northern Asia.
It has a rigid stem that can be measure between 70cm and 1 meter tall, the flowers have four petals and four pink sepals.
With the outbreaks salads are prepared and the rest of the plant is used for medical purpose.
Its action is similar to Dutasteride
inhibits the production of dihydrotestosterone by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase type I and II.
Take a look at the causes of hair loss
information on the process of Alopecia, hormones and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Testosterone -through of several enzymes
, becomes different hormones. Inhibitors of the enzyme
5-alpha-reductase (Finasteride and Dutasteride) prevent the conversion of testosterone
into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), leaving
inside of the body a "surplus" of testosterone. The problem is that this surplus could turn into estrogen
an imbalance in the ratio testosterone / estrogen of our body.
When our body has an excess of estrogen, you may experience one of the pathologies less desirable in men: Gynecomastia
(increased size of the mammary glands).
This is where Epilobio comes into the game, which also inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen (aromatase) maintaining
proper hormonal balance. Some people use Epilobio to prevent possible
side effects of
Its active ingredients are flavonoids, phytosterols and ellagic tannins macrocycles. The plant is used as anti-inflammatory,
to treat diarrhea, gastroenteritis, stomatitis, gingivitis and pharyngitis. It is also known for its good results in cases
of benign prostatic hyperplasia and as a result of the latter began to be tested to combat androgenetic alopecia.
In general, DHT blockers help stop hair loss. That is why many people experience with them before they have been
approved by the FDA. Dutasteride
is a clear example.
We do not recommend treatments that have not been approved by the authorities of your country,
but in the case of plants or natural medicines, they do not need approval.
This does not mean they are "healthier" or have no adverse effects. Just competent authorities rarely intervene
with natural medicines, so you should be even more careful
Sadly, there are no "official" studies that claims that Epilobio helps with androgenic alopecia, but there are many people who have
achieved good results. Even if you use another treatment, you can combine it with Epilobio.
The recommended dosage is a gelatin capsule of 800 mg per day. In some packages, its therapeutic action is resumed as follows:
"An herb traditionally used in Europe to help regulate the normal functions of the prostate.
As we can see, nowhere speaks of Alopecia and there are no studies or double blind trials proving their effectiveness. Still,
perhaps worth trying as it can be economic and there is no known reports of side effects.
Important for Treatment:
Take about 800mg per day. This can be through one or more capsules. We suggest taking them with water.
Do not use if:
Women, children and infants should not take it without consulting a doctor.
If you suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, ask a professional to indicate the appropriate doses.
None known. There are no reports of adverse effects.
Remember not to start any treatment
without first consulting a professional. Even with a natural treatment of this type.