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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is green tea good for hair growth ? does it control dht and stop alopecia? what are other effects of green tea?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Worthless: Green tea, like apple cider vinegar, is promoted as "good for everything" without any real studies, which should tell you something. People make this stuff up as entertainment / pranks. Almost everything you read online about "DHT and male pattern baldness" is misleading. If you've got hair loss you want managed, ask your physician about medical / surgical options. Choose based on facts.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Basically, this is true. Especially for specific goals like hair. But some 'remedies' are a bit better than worthless. Having a black/white view is not necessary and adds stress. Safe, inexpensive ideas that have a good Hx and make some sense to a culture can be beneficial - no miracles, just good.
Jun 4, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Will not help hair: grow or stop alopecia. Studies show that green tea can have antioxidant & anti-carcinogenic effects as well as V’ing risk for heart disease . It can be used as a plant based alternative for glycemic control.
Last updated Oct 15, 2017


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