HAIR LOSS -AYURVEDA and VITAMINS
Hair is derived either as a by-product or produced as a breakdown product of Asthi (bone tissue). Any disturbance in this tissue metabolism, which very much depends on the digestive fire, can affect the health of the hair. To a certain extent, the quality of hair depends on the body constitution.
.The major causes of hairfall are hormonal, nutritional deficiencies and complication to other diseases such as autoimmune disease, thyroid disease and medications. . There component that is inherited through the genes — termed as Pitta constitution. hOther causes for hair fall like acute illness, high stress, and thyroid imbalance, certain drugs, sudden weight loss and high fever.
According to Ayurveda, excess of Pitta dosha in the body is increased by hot climatic conditions, excessive intake of spicy, salty and sour food, hot and sharp food, tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Eating too much fried, oily, greasy, and acidic foods also aggravates Pitta. Pitta balancing herbs (Eg: Shatavari —Asparagus) and vegetables which improves the quality of Asthi dhathu (Eg: bitter vegetables) are effective in treating hair fall.The first step is to locate the root cause in your diet or lifestyle that may be increasing the Pitta dosha. Once you locate it, try to give up or at least reduce the diet, habit, or activity responsible for increasing Pitta. Internal use of Ayurvedic medicines like Thikthakam kashayam, Thikthakam ghritham as per medical advice are effective to correct the metabolism. Ayurvedic general tonics like Narasimha rasayanam, Chyavana prasam are effective for improving hair growth. In alopecia, due to systemic diseases, treatment of the same is also required.
-1.A high protein and an iron rich diet is recommended for hair loss.
2.An adequate intake of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet on a regular basis. A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice of carrot, and lettuce juice is recommended
4 natural shampoo to clean the hair. Amla (embilica officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) are very good for washing the hair. –
.Oiling and massaging of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the hair loss. Use coconut oil at least three times in a week. Certain medicated oils like Neelibhringadi oil, Kunthala kanthi oil, Kanjunnyadi oil are very useful. Put oil on the scalp, and massage gently in the roots of the hair.
-. The person should maintain a regular bowel movement everyday. In case of constipation, a mild natural laxative can be taken. Triphala is very useful. –
Regular physical exercise is very beneficial as it helps in balancing the aggravated doshas. –
RUB YOUR SCALP AFTER WASHING THE HAIR.
Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good. – Washing the hair with a paste of cooked green gram and fenugreek (methi) two to three times a week, is also good. –
A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches. –
The seeds of fenugreek is soaked in coconut oil and kept under direct sunrays for seven days and applied to the scalp, which prevents hair loss. – Traditional therapies like Dhara, Abhyangam, Thala pothichil, Nasya shows excellent effects.
These are general Ayurvedic recommendations
Iron: Women of child-bearing ages or those who don’t eat a lot of red meat tend to be deficient in iron. Even those who aren’t anemic can also have low iron levels. Iron-rich foods include, egg yolks, lentils, spinach and chicken.
Vitamin D: This is important for hair follicle cycling, especially for individuals who live in northern parts of the word where sunlight is limited A supplement is also prescribed as a treatment for atopic dermatitis like eczema. Salmon, mushroom, beef liver and grains are great alternative sources of vitamin D.
Zinc: Heavy exercisers and sweaters tend to lose significant amounts of zinc. To regain this hair growth mineral, consume 15-30mg daily or munch high zinc food like lamb, turkey, pumpkin seeds and chocolate.
B-complex Vitamins: Biotin, niacin and cobalamin and vitamin B12, Whole grains, eggs, avocados and legumes are food sources for B-complex vitamins.