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

  1. Anaemia
  2. Chronic and recurrent common cold
  3. Chronic constipation
  4. Ill hygiene of scalp
  5. Fast foods or unbalanced diet
  6. Folic acid deficiency
  7. Heredity factors
  8. Hormonal imbalance
  9. Nutrient’s deficiency especially B complex, copper and iron
  10. Mental stress or worries or anxiety
  11. Chronic Sinusitis
  12. Thyroid disorders
  13. Heavy metal poisoning
  14. Use of hair dyes
  15. 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.

RemediesQuantity
Amalaki Rasayan1000 mg *
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1000 mg *
Bhringraj Powder500 mg *
Godanti Bhasma250 mg *
Praval Pishti250 mg *
Mukta Pishti125 mg *
Jasad Bhasma20 mg *
Abhrak Bhasma20 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.

For best results, the above formulation should be used in combination of massage with Mahabhringraj Oil, Bhringraj Oil or Neelibhringadi Oil.