Alopecia: Botanical Approaches in Review

May 2010 | Volume 9 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 537 | Copyright © May 2010

Fadwah Abdullah BPharm and Rashid M. Rashid MD PhD

Abstract
The use of herbal medications in dermatologic disease has become common practice among consumers. In this paper, the authors review and discuss the existing evidence-based botanical modalities in the peer-reviewed literature with a particular focus on various presentations of alopecia. To maximize potential clinical application, this review has been limited human studies. The goal of the study was to provide a thorough evaluation of the current understanding of the use of non-pharmaceutical botanical products in the management of hair loss.