Ayurvedic Medicine for Premature Grey Hair

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.

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.

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  1. AMSI says

    Can the remedy you have suggested be used by a patient of kidney stones? Please share any other contraindication, if applicable.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      This remedy also contains calcium. However, calcium is derived from the natural sources.

      In scientific world, studies are contradictory.
      1. Some studies have found traditional allopathic calcium supplements can increase risk of recurrence of kidney stones, so allopathic doctors also advise to cut down the daily intake of calcium even from the dietary sources.

      2. Some studies have also shown that dietary calcium can prevent kidney stones.
      These are contradictory things.

      The answer may be that food rich in calcium also contains other nutrients, which balance the effect of calcium in new renal stone formation.

      The same thing is with above remedy because it also contains other herbal ingredients, which are rich in other nutrients. They may balance or reduce the effect of natural calcium in new renal stone formation.

      I have given idea about what the science say in this comment. I am sure that kidney stones will not develop in healthy individuals due to above remedy or natural calcium. As science is not sure about this, so I am also not sure for patients with kidney stones.

  2. AMSI says

    Got the point, Dr. Thanks for the detailed explanation.

  3. Ritz says

    What is the duration of this treatment, min to max?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The minimum treatment duration is 3 months and maximum can be up to 6 months.

  4. sunil says

    Did anyone get any benefit from this treatment?

    1. kiran says

      Can you please advice ready-made available pill or guggulu for the above remedies in one all together to use.

      1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

        These ingredients are not present in any formula available in the market, but Dhatri Lauh can also be used for similar purposes.

  5. Amit Singh says

    To Dr. Jagdev Singh
    Is this remedy tested one & on how many patients ? about results on patients

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      We are using it for last 6 years and it helped many patients.

  6. Srijan Jha says

    Sir, I would like to know of a medium to contact you and get an advice.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      You can contact here: Ayurvedic Consultation

  7. darshu patil says

    how can try by applying on hairs or eating that

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      These are not applying, you require to take them internally.

  8. mansi says

    please advise the dosage, as in how many tsp. thanks

  9. Rahul says

    Kindly inform as to whether the remedy noted above by you can be purchased(ready-made) in Lucknow? Also please inform regarding diet restrictions, if any.
    Thanks and regards,

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, we can send. Our store manager will email you soon.

  10. Aditya says

    Any medicines to treat ED and Delayed ejaculation or non ejaculation while doing

  11. Jyoti says

    Please Tell in what dose it should be taken

  12. Dileep says

    Dr. Jagdev Singh…Dosage is missing…could you please update the recommended dosage.

  13. Arshikhan says

    Is there medicine for premature grey hair, as my son is having premature hair, he is 20 years old and have late sleeping habits please suggest the above medicine in readymade form.

    1. Ayur Times says

      Bhringrajasava and Saptamrit Lauh can be helpful.

  14. Arshikhan says

    My son is 20 years old and his hair is greying, so I have tried allopathic medicine but it wasn’t worked, is there any ayurvedic medicine please advice

    1. Ayur Times says

      Reply to previous comment. The combination advised in the article has better results.

  15. Shobiya says

    Hi doctor, I wanna ask you that with this rasayan tablets premature gray hairs can reverse into natural black colour.

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, it helps to restore the natural color of hair

  16. Shobiya says

    How many months we have to take to prevent premature grey hairs.

    1. Ayur Times says

      It requires a long-term treatment that can vary from 6 to 18 months.

  17. Shobiya says

    Does it work to prevent white hairs?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, it works to prevent premature whitening of hair.

  18. Shobiya says

    I wanna ask that till we are consuming essay’s tablets for 6 to 18 months till we got the result.
    Can we go for herbal hair colour to our hair? Does the use of hair color affect the efficacy of medicine that helps to restore original color again?

    1. Ayur Times says

      We don’t suggest use of any hair colors. However, you can use henna-based products.

  19. Shobia says

    Can we use IBA hair colour Henna base?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, it can be used.

  20. Kashaf Shaikh says

    My daughter is 10 yrs old and had recently started having grey hair so plz suggest the remedy.

    1. Ayur Times says

      The combination given in the article can also be used in children. Reduce dosage to half.

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