Hi all, I've had an alopecia areata patch on my beard for the past 2 years. I've tried some treatments which didn't make much difference, until I began rubbing ginger juice on the hairless patch once every few days. After just few weeks I started to see some lost hair growing back and after about 3 months all hair regrew. Ginger's supposed mechanism of action: Studies (here, here) show that some compounds in the ginger acts as a JAK inhibitor which is how this new experimental drug which shows great success in growing the hair of people with severe Alopecia works. In addition, the ginger may act to stimulate hair growth by inducing blood flow to the treated area. Other important changes I've made: raising my vitamin D to the normal level, avoiding stress, eating a lot of dietary fiber to support healthy gut flora (these three factors act to regulate the immune system). My guess is that rubbing ginger would work better for people with patchy alopecia while for those with alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis it would be more crucial to first tackle the other factors that act to regulate the immune system mentioned above (again it's only my guess). I try to spread the word about ginger as it really worked like magic for me and for other people over the web and as it is cheap, available and easy treatment - anyone with patchy alopecia mush try it! I detail further about my experience with ginger (which worked behind my expectations) and other treatments (which didn't work so well) in a small blog I've opened for this (if for any reason the link is broken search in google 'resolvealopecia wordpress'). Please try it if you have patchy alopecia (and of course update how it worked for you)!