Remedies for Hair Loss
In Ayurveda, hair is considered to be a byproduct of bone formation. The
tissue responsible for building bones are also responsible for the
growth of hair. Ayurveda doctors believe that early hair loss is related to body type and the balance of the mind-body constitution
individuals, and those who have excess pitta in their system, are likely to lose their hair early in life, or have prematurely thin or gray hair. Excess pitta in the sebaceous gland, at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can make the person start losing hair.
Hair loss is treated in
Ayurveda with a combination of diet, herbs, oil massage, meditation,
aromatherapy, breathing and yoga.
To reduce pitta and preserve the health of hair, drink 1/3 cup aloe vera juice. Alternately, you can
take 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel with a pinch of cumin 3 times a day for about 3 months.
Baldness is treated by bleeding from the forehead after treatment with oils and sweating, followed by lotions and pastes of manahsila, kuttannata, devadaru, gunja, malati, karavira, citraka, naktamala, blue and green vitriol, and black pepper.
See Also: Health
and Wellness for Pitta Individuals
Ayurvedic Oil Massage
To pacify pitta, rub some coconut oil on your scalp and on the soles of your feet at bedtime.
Massage your scalp with brahmi oil or bhringaraj oil at bedtime to help prevent hair loss.
Massage the hair with vitamin E oil. This also may prevent or slow down the hair loss.
See Also: Massage
for Hair Loss
Ayurvedic Diet for Hair
Eat a handful of white sesame seeds every morning. One handful of these small seeds contains about 1,200 mg. of calcium and magnesium.
Take some yogurt everyday (unless you are allergic to milk).
See Also: Diet/Food Therapy
for hair loss.
Ayurvedic Herbs For Hair
Use the following herbal combination:
Dashamoola 5 parts
Bhringaraj 4 parts
Jatamamsi 3 parts
Add 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture to 1 cup of goat's milk. Heat to boiling, and drink at bedtime.
See Also: Herbs
for hair loss.
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