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Ayurvedic Remedies Can Heal Balding and


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Men across the world face hair loss due to several reasons. This may
include impairment of the follicles or shafts, fungal infections and
other conditions. It is caused by a combination of three factors the
male hormone known as testosterone, age and heredity. There are
basically two recognized types of alopecia, known as Khalita in
Ayurveda.
The first is alopecia areata, which according to ancient texts is called
Indraulupta. It happens when the bodys immune system mistakenly
attacks the follicles and causes the hair to fall out. The second

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condition is the reason for common baldness and is also called

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androgenetic alopecia. It is usually referred to as male-pattern


baldness, or permanent-pattern baldness.

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It has been observed that men who have this type of hair loss have
inherited the same genetically. They start losing their hair at an early
age and develop more pronounced baldness. The hair loss normally
creates a notable receding hair line and baldness on the top of the
head. 60% of the victims of this disease are men. Women are few
and far and usually get suffer from hair loss and thinning much later
in life, whereas men are easily susceptible from the twenties itself.
Malnutrition, stress, autoimmune disorders and certain medical
treatments like chemotherapy can also cause situational hair loss.
The Ayurveda system of solutions for holistic wellbeing offers several
significant treatments for overcoming all kinds of hair loss.
According to Ayurveda our hair consist of keratin, which is derived
from the asthi or bone tissue. To treat hair loss medication can be
targeted to strengthen bones. These can be orally consumed. There
are also certain enemas with medicated milk for extreme hair loss
conditions. There is also some dosha attributed involvement. The
vitiation of Pitha dosha is the the main reason for baldness and scalp
disorders. Even bad bowel movements and constipation had impact
hair health. Mild natural laxatives help in such cases.
Shirobhayanga involves the massaging of the scalp daily for 10-15
minutes after rinsing with water. The mechanical action stimulates
blood circulation and scalp activation. It enhances the awakening of
the sebaceous gland. One can also massage with either coconut or
almond oil or any oil with vitamin E before prior to bed. This
procedure is known as Sirolepa. It significantly slows down hair fall.
Vitamin E oil reinforces limp hair and also helps nourish dry flaky
skin. One can also try herbal hair packs for about 30 minutes and
then wash it off. Such a routine for 21 days will produce desired
results. Washing ones hair with warm water boiled with lemon leaves
is also good. Ayurveda based hair serums also penetrate deep and
fortify follicles thereby restoring hair health. Regular washing and
conditioning is very important. There is also what is known as dhara
or pouring certain medicinal liquids. Aloe Vera is also an ideal
component for hair loss treatment as it heals the scalp and cleanses
the pores. Hair can also be rinsed with apple cider and sage tea to
stimulate growth. Tea made from marshmallow root and burdock is
effective to treat baldness. Licorice is a good option too. For strong
and shiny hair one can also apply horsetail, which is full of silica.
The there is also another treatment known as Prachaana. This is
done by specialists who poke needles into the scalp and let out some
blood. Steaming and heating procedures great for removing blockage
of channels called strotas. This is also a popular therapy. Another
treatment is the oral administration of ghee, bitter and astringent
herbs. Its the first step of Panchakarma and is useful in baldness
due to Pitha predominant conditions or dhatu imbalance. One can
also try medicated purgation for inner cleansing to pacify the pitha
aspect. Nasya can also be performed from time to time. Other
popular methods include vasthi or enema for regeneration of bone
dhatu (brimhana vasthi), Rasyana therapy and herbal therapy.
Managing anxiety is important. One must be stress free and should
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sleep well. Meditation and relaxation techniques can be integrated


into ones daily routine. Stress and anxiety are common causes of
hair loss and should be dissipated.
One must avoid oily, acidic, spicy foods that aggravate Pitha.
Beverages like tea, coffee and alcohol, as well as smoking must be
avoided. One must streamline ones diet and lifestyle which are
responsible in increasing the Pitha aspect. Important foods include
beans, milk, raisins, bean sprouts and basically all protein rich foods.
A protein rich diet is apt as hair requires the same. Plenty of healthy
foods can be included such as fresh leafy vegetables, legumes, soy,
fruits, wheat germ, whole grains, butter milk and yogurt. One must
consume foods that contain sulfur, zinc, vitamin-B complex, vitamin C
and essential fatty acids. One must eat a handful white sesame
seeds, as they are replete with sufficient proportions of magnesium
and calcium needed for fighting baldness. There are also foods to
avoid such as: green chilies, eggplants, curd (yoghurt), peas,
peanuts, bakery products, readymade garam masalas mix and junk
food. Salt must also be used sparingly in cooking.
Yoga is also beneficial for aiding hair growth. It promotes blood
circulation to the head and the scalp area. Ayurveda recommends
certain stances for treating balding. The diamond or kneeling pose
called Vajrasana is a useful for the treatment of hair generation.
Sarvangasana or the shoulder stand asana bolsters the blood supply
to the scalp region and thus helps in preventing hair loss. Then
comes the cobra pose called Bhujangasana that improves blood
circulation in vertebral column enabling superior communication and
coordination between the brain and body. Anuloma viloma or
alternative breathing can refresh entire body, especially the brain
help in firming hair follicles. The practice of Kapalabhati, which is a
frontal lobe cleansing technique also rejuvenates the mind and
unblocks the frontal lobe of the brain by accelerating the blood
circulation. Pranayama is also highly beneficial in curing baldness.
Thus yoga is a great support to the Ayurveda dietary plan, medicines
and treatments.

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