Ayurvedic treatment and ayurvedic medicine are traditional approaches used in India since ancient times. This approach is effective and was adopted by modern doctors as a part of alternative medicine. Ayurvedic treatment involves combining various herbal treatments with such factors as proper nutrition, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, oil massages and so on. The ayurvedic methods are tested, easy, effective, and capable of improving your general health, as well as play a role as a hair loss treatment.

In ayurvedic hair loss treatment, hair is considered as a byproduct for bone formation. So, the tissues from which the bones are formed causes the growth of your hair. People who have straight and blonde hair will face the hair loss problem more than others. Also graying of hair in these people will be sooner than the people having thick and coarse hair.

In the framework of ayurvedic approach to hair loss treatment, most experts will encourage you to begin with paying attention on your diet. The foods you eat should provide you with sufficient amounts of Vitamins B and C, essential fatty acids, iron, zinc, sulfur and other nutrients. In addition, you can add to your diet some manufactured products that are good sources of these nutrients.

Hair loss, alopecia, thinning of hair and baldness are some of the common hair problems faced by most at some point. Many of us suffer from these ailments due to our modern lifestyle and diet. Ayurveda can be very beneficial in treating these conditions as it investigates the root cause of the problem. You might want to review the ayurveda body types when looking for answers.

  • An excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair problems.  Pitta is increased by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking.  Pitta is also aggravated by eating too much fried, spicy, sour, and acidic foods.
  • An intake of too many chemical medicines, low blood circulation, anemia, general weakness after disease, stress, anxiety, and mental tension are also prime causes of hair loss.

There are many things that aggravate hair loss. The major ones are:

  • Stress is the root cause of most problems such as hair loss.
  • Severe or prolonged illness for about 2 to 3 months. Any major surgery also leads to hair loss.
  • Hair loss also occurs because of an unbalance in hormones; overactive or underactive thyroid glands can lead to hair falling out. If any male or female hormones such as androgens or estrogens are out of balance, the hair can fall out.
  • An unborn baby’s development and delivery can lead to hair loss in the mother.
  • Major hair loss occurs because of a fungal infection and diabetic complications.

You should add to your diet and regularly consume such food as fruit, leafy vegetables, grains, beans and milk. To speed up the effects of the treatment, oil should be regularly massaged to the scalp, that can result in better blood circulation and stimulate hair to re-grow. Ayurvedic approach to hair loss treatment recommend using such oils and Amla (Indian Gooseberry) and Bhringaasava oils which are actually hard to find. That is why, sesame or coconut oil can be used instead.

These remedies are worth trying and will solve your hair problems.  At Home Food and Home Remedies for Ayurveda Hair Loss Treatment:

• The diet should contain even more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts.  Consume more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, soybean and vitamin A.

• Every morning, eat white sesame seeds as these have plenty of magnesium and calcium that are essential for the growth of hair.

• Eat curd daily.

• A special ayurvedic preparation made from Bhringraj (Eclipta elba), Amala, corals, iron and black sesame seeds is very useful, and even stops the graying of hair.

• A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice of alfalfa mixed with that of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to take.

• Drink one-third cup of aloe vera juice daily. You can also take 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel with a pinch of cumin. Take it three times a day for 2-3 months to control hair loss.

In addition to these methods of ayurvedic treatment for hair loss, it is highly recommended to go in for yoga and learning meditation techniques for stress reduction. These techniques can be effective for improving the blood circulation all over the body and strengthening your overall health. The main benefit of using ayurvedic treatment for hair loss is the opportunity not only to decrease hair falling out, but also improve your general health and physical condition.

About the Author

Dr. Sonica Krishan is an Author, Freelance Health Writer, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach based at Chandigarh, India. She has a Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and also an Advance Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga. She has authored three natural home cure books: Herbal Healers, Home Remedies, and Healing through Ayurveda. You may contact her at sonicakrishan@gmail.com or visit her website http://www.herboveda.co.in.

Note – Information presented in this article is solely for the purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult a qualified health professional.