Natural Remedies for Hypertrichosis: Reduce Excess Hair - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by Egyptian Karma (Egypt) on 02/12/2007

PLEASE, i need help urgently on this, does anyone know of a formula or something that when taken would stop the excess growth of body hair? i have so much hair on my body, i use egypt ways to remove it, it's very good and leaves my skin in a great condition, but i would highly appreciate it if there's a natural way to get rid of it permanently, i can not afford laser, thanks in advance.

Replied by Gina
Alex City, AL

Excessive Hair on Women-- I have been an herbalist for over 20 years and I have to disagree about the lack of estrogen being the cause. The cause is too much estrogen and too much testosterone. A women should do Agnus Castus on days 14-28 of her period, along with progesterone cream to cut off the estrogen. She could also benefit from Saw Palmetto on those days also. The first day of the menstrual cycle is the first day of her period and so would be counted as day 1. I have helped many women with this problem and also to help women get pregnant who could not get pregnant because of too much estrogen which is so prevalent in our society due to all the chemicals and hormones added to foods, not to mention birth control pills, etc.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

It is difficult to say, since I don't know whether you are a woman or a man. If you are a woman, it may be that the ovaries are not producing enough estrogen and you have excess male hormones. Basically the ovaries are getting calcified but can be restored to normal by just taking some magnesium supplements, which is somewhat antagonistic, with calcium, and also taking some apple cider vinegar or lemon with baking soda.

The usual formula is 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken three times a day. Or you can use one whole lime and approximately 1/2 to 1 level teaspoons of baking soda with water. Taken for two weeks should help stabilize the hormones. Certain medications can cause terrible hair growth such as medrol and other similar medicines. Peppermint oil has somewhat of an estrogen effect and can help relieve some hormonal imbalances also if taken a couple of drops 3 times a day.

In case of men, maybe it is the same with woman where there is excess male hormones being produced, and therefore peppermint oil and licorice extract might help in certain cases. Generally magnesium should help balance the hormones and you can take that in the form of sunflower oil. Evening primrose oil might help, but try the other ones first.

Replied by Diana

I had tests done and my estrogen was normal. However my testosterone was 62. I have hair on my stomach. Chin. Sideburns. Upper lip. I need help. I, 34 and was told I do not have pcos although I never had a sonogram done.

Replied by No Coffee

Hi, Diana! I have the same hair issue. I used to have dark hair on my arms, too. It began fading when I quit coffee and started drinking green tea, instead. Green tea is known to have this effect. Even the hair on my head is getting finer and returning to it's lighter blonde color. Some is black on the ends and blonde near the scalp, even. You might benefit from avoiding chocolate, and drinking raspberry leaf tea, too. It changes the pitch of my voice so it sounds better. I have been meaning to experiment with chamomile, too, since it can lighten hair when applied topically; I am wondering if drinking it would do the same.

I'm also doing various herbs to try to detox heavy metals. My favorite is a drink: 1 whole lemon (peel and all), 1 bulb (not clove) of garlic (minus the roots), and a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Put it all in a high speed blender with a cup or more of water and blend till smooth. Drink immediately (ugh...) or it will get too hot to drink. It gets rid of all kinds of aches and pains. I'm also liking mustard powder. I put a teaspoon or more in a short glass of cold water and swallow it quick. It's good for sluggish digestion. Sulfury foods may help correct any detox or hormonal issues. Iodine and Borax may be worth trying, too. Do your own research :)

Chocolate seems to give me pain in the area of my ovaries, so I avoid it. It is said to contain lead and cadmium, which may be part of the issue.

I would hazard a guess that chocolate and coffee are your culprits.