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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.

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
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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.

  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

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