Ageratum conyzoides is a botanical. The common name for Ageratum conyzoides is billygoat weed, billygoat plant and goat weed. There is a suggestion that the constituents within ageratum conyzoides, may inhibit 5-alpha-reductase and have a positive impact on dihydrotestosterone production1, which has been known to influence hair loss and thinness2.
1. Detering M, Steels E, Koyyalamudi SR, Allifranchini E, Bocchietto E, Vitetta L. Ageratum conyzoides L. inhibits 5-alpha-reductase gene expression in human prostate cells and reduces symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy in otherwise healthy men in a double blind randomized placebo controlled clinical study. Biofactors. 2017 Nov;43(6):789-800. doi: 10.1002/biof.1389. Epub 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29048765.
2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0190962206012874 .(Olsen et al, 2006).
Effect of A. conyzoides on 5α-reductase gene expression in Human Hair Dermal Papilla Cells (HHDPC) after 48 h treatment
Effect of A. conyzoides on inhibition of PGD2 production in Human Hair Dermal Papilla Cells (HHDPC) after 6 h treatment
In both dose groups, the majority of participants:
The results from our study demonstrate a net increase in hair growth following topical application of A. conyzoides.