(NaturalNews) Hair thinning and hair loss is a distressing occurrence for both men and women. Although it is normal to lose some hair each day, it is different if hair is falling out in clumps. Tissue cell salts are a safe and natural way of restoring some of the mineral deficiencies in the body that can contribute to hair loss.
What are Biochemic Tissue Salts?
Biochemic tissue cell salts are made from the minerals that are found in the rocks and soil of the earth. These minerals should be present in our food and bodies for balanced health. However, due to modern agricultural practices, many vital minerals are leached from the soil. This can cause a mineral deficiency in the human body.
Tissue salts are important for maintaining and building healthy cellular activity of the body's cells. Follow the dosage recommendations that come with each bottle of tissue salts. Be sure to visit a professional homeopath for advice first regarding hair loss or if hair loss worsens.
Tissue Salt No. 7 - Kali. Sulph.
Kali. Sulph. is an effective distributor of oxygen. It is recommended to treat lifeless, dull, straggly hair, thinning hair and for serious alopecia (hair loss). Herbs that contain Kali. Sulph. include melissa, watercress, parsley, linseed and mustard (seeds and leaves). Try foods such as fresh, organic carrots, natural Greek yogurt, barley, oats, almonds, rye bread, endives and chicory.
Tissue Salt No. 9 - Nat. Mur.
Nat. Mur is said to promote healthy hair growth if taken regularly and consistently. Herbs rich in Nat. Mur are comfrey, calendula, celery, thyme, origanum and marjoram. Valerian and garden violets contain Nat. Mur but should be used in homeopathic form only. Foods rich in Nat. Mur. are seafood, cabbage, spinach, parsley, asparagus, beetroot, almonds, sesame seeds, figs, apples and strawberries.
Tissue Salt No. 12 - Silica
Silica is a good treatment for anything to do with the head. According to Margaret Roberts, author of the book "Tissue Salts for Healthy Living", Silica "promotes a thick growth of hair by stimulating hair follicles. It also treats dandruff, retards split ends and improves the condition of dull, lusterless hair. It helps to control falling hair and generally keeps the scalp healthy".
Herbs containing Silica include dandelion, stinging nettle, horsetail and comfrey. Foods containing Silica include wheat, maize, barley lentils, carrots, soya bean, spinach oranges, lemons, guavas, apricots, quinces and pomegranates.
Tissue Salts for Healthy Living by Margaret Roberts, Printed by Struik, 2008 edition
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies, C. Norman Shealy, published by Harper Collins Publishers, 2002 edition
Fleur Hupston is a professional freelance writer. She is passionate about natural, healthy living and is currently studying to be a naturopath. She divides her time between writing for Natural News and various other sites, home schooling her children and studying part time.