Ayurvedic home remedies for hair loss
When men and women experience loss of hair or baldness it leads to worry and can lower self-esteem. How will I look? What will people say? Will it affect my relationship? Will my partner leave me? To counter these thoughts people start seeing all sorts of doctors and trying different types of medicines.
Given the hair loss has both genetic and non-genetic reasons – some therapies work and some don’t. The ancient Indian and natural therapy of Ayurveda deals with hair loss by re-creating balance in the body and mind to stop hair loss – with no side effects.
It’s now an established fact that anxiety and inadequate nutrition can trigger hair loss and premature graying of hair. At the same time, some amount of hair loss is normal - as older hair strands are replaced by new hair strands. But what when hair loss is more than normal, it’s time to address the issue. In Ayurveda, this hair disorder is known as khalitya-paalitya.
What Ayurvedic says about hair loss
As per Ayurveda, controlling hair loss depends on the body type, and also the stability of the mind-body equation. In Ayurveda, hair is considered the byproduct of bone formation. The tissues that are responsible for formation of bones are also responsible for the growth of hair, as per Ayurveda web site jiva.
Hair fall is considered to be a problem of pitta dosha (or excess body heat) in Ayurveda. If there is more pitta dosha in the body – it can lead to hair problems such as premature graying and hair loss. For thousands of years, Ayurvedic hair loss treatment methods are known to be effective in many people.
Generally, for hair loss, Ayurvedic treatment recommends changes in diet, yoga, meditation, and medicated herbal oil massage.
Ayurvedic dietary tips for hair loss
Due to imbalance of pitta dosha , the person experiencing hair loss needs to identify all the bad eating habits that are contributing to the increase of pitta in the body. Higher than normal intake of coffee, alcohol, tea, meats and excessive smoking increases pitta in the body. Too much oily, fried, acidic, sour and spicy food also disturbs the pitta or heat balance.
To stop and prevent more hair loss:
- Take 1/3rd cup of aloe vera juice or one can also take 1 table spoon of aloe vera gel with a bit of cumin three times a day for three months to control hair fall.
- Drink fresh juices of alfalfa, carrot, spinach, and lettuce to help in hair growth.
- Eat one spoon of white sesame seeds every morning – it’s a very good source for magnesium and calcium, and checks hair loss.
- Eat yoghurt on a daily basis. This will reduce hair fall as yoghurt is a trusted Aurvedic remedy for hair related issues in men and women.
- When you plan your shopping for eatables, ensure that you include lots of green and leafy vegetables and fruits. As they are rich in fiber, they prevent hair loss.
- There are certain vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c, vitamin B-complex, zinc, sulphur, and some important fatty acids that are very important in order to make the roots of your hair strong, reports jiva. You can find these nutrients in yeast, sprouts, nuts, soy beans, whole grains and milk. When you include these in your diet - expect to reduce your hair fall in a few months.
- Don’t underestimate the benefits of water. Drink lots of water as water removes toxins or bad elements from the body.
- But when it comes to water, avoid alcoholic drinks as they are the enemy of good hair.
Ayurvedic home remedies for hair loss
- Mix powdered Indian gooseberry or amla with sesame seeds in equal amounts – and eat one teaspoon twice a day with water.
- In 250 milliliters of coconut oil, heated in a pan, add 3-4 Indian gooseberries, heat till the gooseberries turn dark brown – and use this oil to massage hair 2-3 times a week.
- Gather one cup of curry leaves, grind them with 1 cup of buttermilk – and apply this mixture to your hair for one hour, and wash with herbal shampoo.
- One can apply different types of oils to stop hair fall – including arnica, amla, coconut, mustard and brahmi oil. Honey and Apple cidar vinegar, too, can be applied to improve growth in hair follicles.
- So, in Ayurveda, the right diet, use of natural food, and less stress, can help in coping with hair-related problems.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: Feburary 03, 2015