Researchers analyzing 76 balding men found that 44 percent of the group taking pumpkin seed oil had slightly or moderately improved hair growth.
According to GreenMedInfo, researchers with Pusan National University in the Republic of Korea have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil is able to increase hair growth among balding men.
In analyzing the photographs, the researchers found 44 percent of the group taking pumpkin seed oil had slightly or moderately improved hair growth. Just over half (51%) were unchanged. Only one patient had slightly more baldness at the end of the six month period.
By contrast, in the placebo group, 28 percent had increased baldness, 64 percent were unchanged, and 7.7 percent had slightly or moderately improved hair growth.
The pumpkin seed oil resulted in virtually no side effects, with only one participant complaining of a mild stomachache. On the other hand, conventional treatments are often so unpleasant, people stop taking them and resign themselves to their baldness.
Oral finasteride, commonly prescribed for baldness, can result in erectile dysfunction and gynecomastic (the development of male breasts). Minoxidil, a topical treatment, can leave the scalp itchy and scaly.