Hair Problems


Overview

Hair comes in many different lengths, styles, colors, textures. Everyone falls prey to at least one hair problem at some point in life no matter the type of hair you have like grey hair, hair fall, dryness, baldness, dandruff etc.

According to Ayurveda there are three biological elements present in our body they are vata, pitta and kapha which should be in balance. For healthy hair and scalp balance of these three elements is necessary. 

In Ayurveda, the hair is a byproduct of the bone tissue. Strength of agni (the digestive fire) determines the quality of nourishment received by organs and tissues throughout the body, including the hair. If the digestive system is weak  or deranged, it will result in impaired digestive products with accumulation of toxins in the body leading to imbalance of three elements. 

The health of the hair begins with the food we eat, and depends deeply on our digestive strength as does the health of every other tissue and system. 

Symptoms

Common Hair problems

  • Female pattern baldness
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Alopecia
  • Dandruff
  • Dry and frizzy hair etc.

Causes

  1. Excessive intake of sour food
  2. Excessive use of cold water
  3. Indigestion
  4. Intake of heavy food
  5. Intake of cold food
  6. Exposure to hot weather
  7. Suppressing any natural urges
  8. Physical exercises after a heavy meal
  9. Absence of oiling 
  10. Improper hygiene
  11. Stress
  12. Irregular sleeping pattern

Treatment

  • Diet and lifestyle Modifications
  • Herbs and Herbo-Mineral Preparations
  • Example -
  • Triphala - Help to remove toxins from the body.

Supplements for healthy hair growth 

  • Bhringraj - Hair tonic, Help to improve the texture and colour of hair.
  • Brahmi - Cool down the body temperature and balances the vitiated doshas free radical scavengers. Help to reduce hair fall due to body heat and hormonal imbalance.
  • Yashtimadhu - Anti-inflammatory, heal and repair tissue, make the hair scalp healthy.
  • Kaishore guggulu - Immuno-modulator, anti -inflammatory, helps to cure the infections in the scalp.
  • Narasimha rasayanam - It reduces oxidative stress and inflammation anywhere in the body, It prevents DNA damage,rejuvenates and promotes hair growth.

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

Other Therapies:  Virechana/Purgation therapy (cleaning digestive tract and purifies blood), Blood letting therapy, Shiroabhyanga - Application of oil in head, Nasya - Administration of medicine through nostrils.


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