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Hair Loss, Baldness

Ayurvedic 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 (doshas). Pitta 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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