The problem of hirsutism is also referred to as “Excessive Hairiness’’. This medical condition is characterized by excessive hair growth in certain areas of the face and body. It is caused by factors such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal imbalance, androgen-secreting tumor in the ovaries or adrenal glands, insulin resistance and obesity.
Symptoms of this problem include growth of pigmented hair, acne, balding and increased muscle mass. The use of various natural treatments can provide relief from the problem.
Natural Treatments for Hirsutism
Excessive testosterone levels may result in the the development of the medical condition. The anti-androgenic properties of black cohosh can help in combating excessive testosterone in the body.
Intake of black cohosh extract (20 to 30 mg) 2 times on a daily basis can treat the problem.
A natural paste created by mixing turmeric powder with milk can be scrubbed on the affected area in a circular motion to reduce the growth of unwanted hair. This paste should be removed with cold water after a few minutes. A mixture of turmeric powder and sesame oil can be applied on the affected area for 30 minutes and removed with warm water. It is advisable to perform this process multiple times in a week. Another option is to use a combination of turmeric powder and coconut oil.
The extract obtained from chaste tree berries and seeds can be consumed to regulate the hormone levels in the body which may help in curing the problem of hirsutism.
A person should take this extract (20 to 40 mg) before breakfast on a daily basis to get the desired results.
Another effective natural treatment for reducing the unwanted hair growth is lemon juice. A person can mix fresh lemon juice with honey and apply it on the affected area several times in a week. This mixture should be kept applied for a period of 10 to 15 minutes. Application of a natural paste prepared with the use of lemon juice, sugar and water on the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes 2 times in a week can also help in the treatment.
A sticky paste made by mixing egg white, corn flour and honey can be applied on the face and removed after it has dried. It is advisable to wash the face with cold water after peeling the mask. This treatment should be repeated multiple times in a week.
Saw palmetto has anti-androgenic properties. Regular consumption of saw palmetto extract (150 to 160 mg) 2 times in a day can treat hirsutism caused by polycystic ovary syndrome.
The growth of unwanted hair can also be controlled with the use of gram flour. A person can rub a natural paste made by mixing gram flour, turmeric powder and curd on the affected area for a few minutes on a frequent basis to get the desired results.
Various symptoms associated with the medical condition can be relieved with the intake of spearmint tea several times in a day. It can also help in reducing the testosterone levels in the body.