Hair growth using propolis honeybee

PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

Hair growth using any option is concern of everyone who has lost or is losing hair. There are a range of alternatives to stop hair loss and especially to promote its growth and they pass from attending transplant surgery to the use of wigs, home remedies and medications approved by the FDA.

The scalp contains about 100,000 hairs which is normal loss of about 100 hairs a day. But can be devastating, loss of hair in unusual and alarming, especially for youth and women and any new discoveries that means hope, is welcomed with interest.

The hair falls out for various reasons, but mainly by genetic factor or inheritance, which he called "male pattern baldness" and mainly affects males and after puberty may occur at any time. At 70 years 80% of males show some degree of pattern baldness.

Emotional or physical stress can be another cause of hair loss is called telogen effluvium and usually temporary for about 6 -8 months, but can become chronic. Menopause, radiation and hair infections can also cause hair loss temporary.

Propolis to grow hair

Although in experimental stage, the use of propolis honey bees, is one of the last options to grow hair.

But what are propolis?

Propolis is made by bees from mixing in their mouth resins of trees with salivary secretions and waxes, obtaining a greenish substance that bees use to seal the hives and fend off attacks from bacteria and viruses. Its composition is complex highlighting bioflavonoids antibiotic action. This composition may vary depending on the flowers and the area of ​​the location of the hive,

Because of its medicinal properties, propolis has been used for thousands of years. For example the Egyptians used it to embalm mummies, the Greeks to treat abscesses and Assyrians to heal wounds.

Medicinal properties of propolis

Studies have shown more than twenty medicinal properties of propolis, highlighting its antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, fitoinhibidor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiallergic, analgesic, deodorant, anti-toxic and other power.

Additionally it is used to prevent parasitic disease, reduce blood pressure, prevent arteriosclerosis, anemic cure, treat burns, accelerate scarring, relieve ulcers and heal skin conditions.

And apparently, propolis also stimulates hair growth.

The journal Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry ACS published a studio led by Dr. Ken Kobayashi reveals that the material called propolis stimulated hair growth in mice, which could become a new potential therapy to solve the problem of millions of men and women around the world afflicted with hair loss and finally baldness.

The researchers tested propolis with previously shaved mice and observed a rapid growth of hair following topical application, also noted the increase in special cells involved in the normal process of hair growth. Another group of shaven mice which propolis was not applied, had a very slow growth of hair shaved.

Scientists hope to see the same results using propolis in human hair follicles.

They add that further testing is needed to see if the material of the hive affects human hair follicles to grow hair.

NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to stop hair loss naturally. Learn MORE at:

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