Alopecia areata is a disease that attacks your hair follicles, causing hair to fall out. Most people only lose hair in small, round patches. Some people may lose more or all their hair. Hair may grow back, even if  it loses all of it. But it may fall out again. 


  1. Sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap
  2. Hair thinning
  3. Scalp Pain and itching 

Alopecia areata can be correlated with Indralupta disease described in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda there are three elements present in our body: vata, pitta and kapha which should be in balance. When the pitta get aggravated it will accumulate in the hair follicle and causes hair fall.


  1. Hereditary reasons (alopecia areata is more likely to occur in people with a family history of autoimmune disease)
  2. Hormonal changes
  3. Medical conditions - scalp infections such as ringworm, and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania
  4. Excessive Hairstyles and treatments
  5. Radiation therapy to the head
  6. Certain Medications and supplements -  such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.


Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Reduce the hair fall. 
  2. Promote Hair growth and prevent further hair fall.
  3. Maintain healthy  hair with scalp.
  • Khadira, Sariva, Manjistha, Nimba, kasisa Bhasma and Karanja helps to treat the infection in the scalp and normalises the pitta dosha and reduces hair fall. 
  • Brahmi, Bhrungaraja, Amalaki, Bhumyamalaki, Jatamansi are hair tonics good for all types of hair problems. These herbs also help to improve the overall health of the scalp too. 
  • Narasimha rasyana helps to maintain healthy hair and scalp and prevent further occurrence of diseases by rejuvenating the whole body.

           (The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Other therapies - Shiroabhyanga - Oil massage on head, Prachaana - this is done by pricking the skin of the scalp by needle like instruments and letting drops of blood come out. The use process is very successful for Alopecia areata if done by experts. Dhara or pouring of medicinal liquids, Virechana or Medicated purgation, Vasthi or medicated edema Nasya or nasal administration of medicine.


Khadira, Sariva, Manjistha, Nimba, Kasisa Bhasma , Karanja , Brahmi, Bhrungaraja, Amalaki, Bhumyamalaki, Jatamansi , Narasimha rasyana

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