Jul 24, 2011

Ayurvedic Herbs For Promoting Hair Growth

Alopecia areata, Alopecia Totals,    alopecia universalis

Alopecia Totalis
Alopecia areata,
Indralupta – Alopecia areata,
Khalati – Alopecia Totals,
Ruhya – alopecia universalis

 If it is occurs on face, it is called indralupta, on head – kalathi,if all over the body ruhya

First pitta vāta, later kapha rakta
Commonest form is hereditary.
Can be caused by Old age, disease, chemotherapy

Treatment with Thallium compounds.
Scarlet fever can cause toxic alopecia.
It can occur in myxoedema, early syphilis and pregnancy.

Not all conditions are successfully curable.
Androgenic factors should be considered.

Internal Medicines.
Saptamŗtha loham
Nārasimha ghŗtam
Ayabrińgarāja kalpam

External Application

Cleaning the area with spirit.
Application of Triphala maşi / Hasti danta maşi / Indralupta maşi mixed with lemon juice or nīli oil.
Mālatyādi tailam
Kaiyan tailam



Bhringaraja or Eclipta Alba is supposedly the best herb identified in ayurvedic science for the prevention of balding and premature graying. It is one of the best natural herbs for hair regrowth. The entire plant as well as the seeds of bhringaraj carry immense medicinal value. It is in fact, quite useful both internally as well as externally. Apart from that, there is a black dye which is extracted from Eclipta alba and is used for hair dyeing and tattooing purposes. Traditionally, bhringaraj for hair was used by boiling its leaf juice in sesame and coconut oil to anoint the head which resulted in healthy black hair. Today, bhringaraj is used as a basic ingredient in various herbal shampoos promoting hair growth. One can also try the popular concoction of amla, bhringraj and brahmi oil for hair regrowth.


Amalaki or Embelica Officinalis is a proven hair supplement for hair regrowth. The Embelica Officinalis fruit better known as amla, is first sun dried and then boiled in coconut oil upto the point where the solid fruit part gets charred. After cooling, this solution is used for massaging hair which helps promoting hair growth and preventing pre-mature graying. In fact, amalaki for hair is so curative that the amla fruit soaked water can be used as a conditioner for hair. Just rinse them with this water and you will surely get a beautiful shiny mane.


Triphala refers to a combined mixture of three different herbs namely Haritaki also known as Terminalia Chebula, Amalaki also known as Embelica Officinalis and Vibhitaki also known as Terminalia Bellirica. This mixture called triphala if taken orally everyday, can effectively help in preventing hair loss. Also, it can be used by mixing it well in hot oil and then massaging scalp with it. Since triphala for hair is very effective, herbal shampoos and hair packs using triphala as a whole or either of the Terminalia Bellirica, Terminalia Chebula and Embelica Officinalis herb can be used for treating the issue of hair loss.


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