Published On: Wed, May 5th, 2010

How to reverse gray hair naturally

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How To Reverse Gray Hair Naturally

How to reverse
gray hair naturally

 Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete

(Healingtalks) Gray hair may be a sign of distinction to some but for most it is a sign of growing older or aging. One way of dealing with unwanted gray hair is subjecting it to dyes, natural and chemical. For me, when I tried the latter, it did some skin damage. Thus I started to research into alternative ways of reversing gray hair naturally.

Ancient Chinese remedy for gray hair

What I found is, in the process of going through herbal training to become an OMD, is that the Chinese have ancient approach that is thousands of years old. They commonly use an herb called He Shou Wu (meaning black haired Mr in Chinese)  and is also  known as Fo Ti. The names comes from a story of an old man who took this herb and restored his hair color. He Shou Wu has general anti-aging properties including regeneration of hair growth – sometimes being able to grow new pigmented hair. Animal and human studies support this.  What is the modus operandi or how does this come about?

How gray hair comes about

Hair color is produced by very small  hair pigment cells in the follicles called melanocytes. Melanocytes create melanin to give us hair colors. The degree to which we have this melanin produced, the deeper or richer the color becomes. As we age, melanin stops making color pigments.  Internally the body accumulates too much hydrogen peroxide which bleaches or interferes with this color pigment production.  One way we get rid of an excess hydrogen peroxide load is via an enzyme called catalase. As the production of this catalase goes down, hair turns gray.

How he shou wu works

In Chinese medicine it is said Hue Shou Wu nourishes the liver and kidneys which in turn nourishes our blood stream. In western medicine we know that SOD or Superoxide Dismutase  present in our cells is working against aging damage as a  free-radical scavenger and SOD levels are raised by taking He Shou Wu. He Shou Wu apparently works on the kidneys and liver to stimulate the quality of blood circulation to the scalp. This in turn nourishes the hair follicles allowing them to produce more melanin.

Quality of he shou wu 

If you are going to try this remedy, make sure you have a high quality source. He Shou Wu must be grown for at least 4 years for the best healing results. In has many forms. The original tuber may be sliced  or made into powder, capsule and tincture forms.

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  1. MELINDA says:

    “Internally the body accumulates too much hydrogen peroxide”
    Where does it get too much hydrogen peroxide from?

  2. Christy says:

    You can now reverse your gray hair with a pill, called Go Away Gray. You take two pills twice a day and within 4-6 weeks, you’ll notice your hair gradually changing back to its original color! If you’d like more information, go to http://www.rise-n-shine.com

  3. Valerie says:

    This is very interesting and I will try Hue Shou Wu as soon as I find some sources. Because of its actions on the kidneys and liver, I would imagine that liver and kidney cleanses would also be beneficial.

  4. Valerie says:

    Nathan, this is very interesting and I will try Hue Shou Wu as soon as I find some sources Perhaps you have some? Because of its actions on the kidneys and liver, I would imagine that liver and kidney cleanses would also be beneficial.

  5. batalionn says:

    Valerie:
    I would imagine the same. Liver and kidney cleanses help systemically

  6. ncarreon says:

    I want to get rid of my gray hair. But sometimes it is not good to experiment with other chemicals unknown to your hair. I experiment with popular brand but my hair is thinning. It’s bad maybe it’s better to look for other natural products.

  7. I am wanting lately to get one particular good quality anti wrinkle lotion but it appears right now there is nothing at all that could possibly cure my skin. In case someone really identify certain remedy that might make magic simply make me aware and so For certain I will be grateful for it.

  8. Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  9. Steve says:

    You can now reverse your gray hair with a pill, called Go Away Gray. You take two pills twice a day and within 4-6 weeks, you’ll notice your hair gradually changing back to its original color! If you’d like more information, go to http://www.rise-n-shine.com

  10. Steve says:

    I want to get rid of my gray hair. But sometimes it is not good to experiment with other chemicals unknown to your hair. I experiment with popular brand but my hair is thinning. It’s bad maybe it’s better to look for other natural products.

  11. Emily says:

    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  12. Emily says:

    This is very interesting and I will try Hue Shou Wu as soon as I find some sources. Because of its actions on the kidneys and liver, I would imagine that liver and kidney cleanses would also be beneficial.

  13. Amy says:

    I want to get rid of my gray hair. But sometimes it is not good to experiment with other chemicals unknown to your hair. I experiment with popular brand but my hair is thinning. It’s bad maybe it’s better to look for other natural products.

  14. Guest says:

    Hi, I enjoyed your post.  Would be nice if you can give a best source to get the product. Thanks.

  15. Say2nupur2007 says:

    Please tell me where can I get He Shou Wu from?? I live in India !!
    I am just 24 and half of my hair have turned Gray

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