Although it is a normal to have grey hair with age, but it some cases hair becomes grey prematurely, especially in young adults or before the age of 35. Nowadays, premature grey hair becomes a common problem among men as well as women. Ayurvedic Medicine can help to treat premature graying of hair.
The most common cause of premature graying of hair is undernourishment. In case of hair, undernourishment occurs when oil glands around the hair follicles decreases production of the oil due to any underlying cause.
Secondly, the reduction of melanin pigment production in the body also leads to whitening of hair. In combination of black and white hair, hair looks grey.
According to ayurveda, excess PITTA DOSHA is a common cause of premature grey hair. If hair fall is also associated then VATA is also involved as a main cause.
Acidic body is also a cause of premature greying hair. This condition can be prevented by increasing intake of vegetables and fruits.
Other causes of Premature Grey hair
- Chronic and recurrent common cold
- Chronic constipation
- Ill hygiene of scalp
- Fast foods or unbalanced diet
- Folic acid deficiency
- Heredity factors
- Hormonal imbalance
- Nutrient’s deficiency especially B complex, copper and iron
- Mental stress or worries or anxiety
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Thyroid disorders
- Heavy metal poisoning
- Use of hair dyes
- Use of electric dryers
Ayurvedic Medicine for Premature Grey Hair
The following ayurvedic herbal and mineral combination is a good solution for preventing as well treating premature grey hair.
|Amalaki Rasayan||1000 mg *|
|Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra||1000 mg *|
|Bhringraj Powder||500 mg *|
|Godanti Bhasma||250 mg *|
|Praval Pishti||250 mg *|
|Mukta Pishti||125 mg *|
|Jasad Bhasma||20 mg *|
|Abhrak Bhasma||20 mg *|
|* Twice Daily an hour after meal with water|
This formulation nourishes hair and skin. It also balances PITTA and VATA. It also promotes hair growth and restores the natural color of hair. It also promotes immunity and reduces nutritional deficiencies. It is also likely to affect hormones and bring them into natural balance.
This remedy acts on balancing three body humours (Tridosha), so it is beneficial in all underlying cause of premature gray hair.
This formulation also improves bone health. In ayurveda, Hairs and nails are MALA of ASHTI DHATU. If ASHTI DHATU is improved, then the growth of hair and nails will ultimately improve.