Giant dodder — a sprawling, Ayurvedic plant — has been shown to help treat alopecia.
According to one study, giant dodder treated alopecia caused by steroid hormones by inhibiting the 5a reductase enzyme.
The 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) enzyme converts testosterone into DHT – a major driver of hair loss.
If 5-AR levels increase, more testosterone will be converted into DHT, and greater hair loss will result.
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