Hair Loss Alopecia Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Hair Loss Alopecia Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Hair loss, also known as Alopecia or Baldness, refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body. Typically, at least the head is involved. The severity of hair loss can vary from a small area to the entire body.


Types of Hair loss :
Hair loss or thinning of hair will affect most of us at some time in our lives. Identifying your type of hair loss will help you understand it and find out the best way to treat it. Here are the most common types of hair loss.

  1. Alopecia Areata:
    People with this type of alopecia experience the sudden or sometimes unrecognized falling out of hair in patches or spots. Patches can vary in size from 1/2 inch to 4 inches in diameter, the affected areas are usually lighter in color due to poor blood supply to the area.
    In approximately 1%-2% of cases, the condition can be identified as Alopecia Totalis or Alopecia Universalis. Alopecia Total is the name given to complete hair loss on the scalp. Alopecia Universalis causes a complete absence of head and body hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows, along with underarm and genital hair.
    The most common causes are:
    • * Stress.
    • * Illness.
    • * Dysfunction of Thyroid gland.
    • * Autoimmune disease.

  1. Androgenic Alopecia :
    This type of alopecia affects more than 50% of all men and women and is the most common type of alopecia. It develops slowly over 15 to 30 years and increases with age. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern.
    In male-pattern Baldness, hair loss begins above both temples and thinning at the crown; often progresses to partial or complete baldness. In female pattern baldness, hair becomes thinner all over the head rather than receding, and hair loss rarely leads to total baldness. The most common causes are :
    • * Diet and Lifestyle.
    • * Hereditary.
    • * Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Androgenetic Alopecia

  1. Age-Related Alopecia
    Hair grows in circles ranging from two to six years and when you get older, this cycle slows down and will eventually stop. So over the age of 60, hair loss slowly increases in most. The most common causes are:
    • * Diet and Lifestyle.
    • * Age.

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  1. Traction Alopecia
    In young women and girls, baldness occurs when the hair is pulled too tight meaning the hair is pulled out of the follicle, taking out the hair root and the bulb. Destroying the hair shaft may cause white bumps and pus, or scaling may occur around the affected area. Commonly found in frontal and temporal regions. The most common causes are:
    • * Over styling.

  1. Postpartum Alopecia: very little normal hair loss occurs during pregnancy, but the sudden and excessive shedding takes place from three to nine months after delivery.

  1. Telogen Effluvium: it is a form of hair loss that creates a thinning appearance of hair while the scalp will look relatively healthy; most commonly noticed when excess hair is found on the pillow or in the shower. The most common causes are:
    • * Diet and lifestyle.
    • * Medication.
    • * Menopause.
    • * Stress.
    • * Illness.
    • * Post-birth.

Telogen Effluvium In Children: Causes And Treatment | Justinboey

Other forms of hair loss:

1. Tinea capitis: due to fungal infection on the scalp, hair loss occurs in infected areas.

2. Trichotillomania: a psychological impulse control disorder causing the individual to pull out hair.

Ayurvedic View:
Ayurveda believes that hair loss is caused by too much" Pitta Dosha" in the body. They also believe that hair (called Kesha in Ayurveda) is a by-product (mala) of bone formation (Asthi Dhatu), or is produced as a breakdown of bone tissue. The metabolism of this tissue is dependent on 'digestive fire', which must be balanced. An increase of pitta dosha causes an imbalance which triggers hair problems.
There are certain foods and habits that are believed to cause this imbalance and which may ultimately lead to hair loss, these include:

  1. Salty food.
  2. Spicy, sour, acidic food.
  3. Oily, greasy food.
  4. Fried food.
  5. Excessive meat.
  6. Smoking.
  7. Excessive tea, and coffee.
  8. Alcohol.

As Ayurveda says hair (kesha) is the byproduct (mala) of bone tissue (Asthi Dhatu), so the line of treatment in hair loss involves nourishment of bone tissue giving rise to good hair growth. For the purpose of good bone tissue nourishment, overall nourishment of other tissues is necessary. Overall nourishment of body tissues is achieved by Rasayana therapy. This is achieved by Panchakarma procedures (like Shiro abhyanga and Shirodhara) followed by the administration of Rasayana medicines, especially when the cause of hair loss is hereditary.

Herbs and herbal formulations used are:

  1. Bhringraj.
  2. Amla.
  3. Brahma Rasayana.
  4. Chyawanprash.
  5. Punarnava.
  6. Narasimha rasayanam.
  7. Panchakola choornam.
  8. Lohasavam.
  9. Khadirarishta.
  10. Panchanimbadi gulika.
  11. Ksheerbala taila.
  12. Giloy satva.
  13. Ashwagandha rasayana.
  14. Brahmi ghrita.
  15. Chandraprabha vati.
  16. Kanchanara guggulu.
  17. Pravala bhasma.
  18. Bhringamalakadi oil.
  19. Neelibhringadi tailam.


So if you are suffering from hair loss, contact expert Ayurvedic Doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic to find out the cause of your disease by our special Hair and Scalp Analysis and get help by best Ayurvedic natural treatments in Australia.

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Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More