By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
Published: 11:32 GMT, 28 January 2021 | Updated: 11:40 GMT, 28 January 2021
Thai researchers claim to have found an extract from mangrove trees that can cure baldness.
A small study of 50 people suffering with androgenic alopecia — the most common form of baldness — indicates that the extract halts hair loss and also promotes hair growth.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The substance, called Avicennia Marin, contains the key chemical Avicequinon-C.
This active compound is thought to reverse hair loss by interfering with enzymes which lead to elevated hormone levels that cause baldness.
Reserchers hope the findings could help people suffering from androgenetic alopecia to reverse their hair loss.
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A small study of 50 people suffering with androgenic alopecia — a form of baldness induced by imbalanced hormone levels — found the chemical halts hair loss and also sees bald spots disappear as hair returns
Professor Wanchai, who led the research, said: 'The mangrove extract will be tested on more volunteers before it can be officially approved by Thailand's Food and Drug Administration'
Scientists from Chulalongkorn University have been studying Avicequinon-C for years and recently won an award from the National Research Council of Thailand.
The extract has been tested on 50 male and female participants suffering from androgenic alopecia who applied the substance on their scalp everyday.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Thai researchers photographed the progress of the 50 participants regularly and saw universal visible improvements.
Professor Wanchai Deeknamkul, from the faculty of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, said that aside from preventing hair loss, the substance also promotes hair growth.
The extract has been tested on 50 male and female participants who applied the substance on their scalp everyday. This condition is the scientific name for age-related balding and is characterised by a receding hairline and also thinning of the hair on the scalp
Pictured, mangrove trees which naturally produce the chemicals that are thought to be able to reverse the process of balding
Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men