Body Hair - Hypertrichosis Removal: Q&A
Last Modified on Feb 12, 2007
02/15/2007: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: 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.
10/19/2007: Gina from Alex City, AL replies: 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.