Graying of Hair

Graying of hair is generally considered as a sign of old age .At times, graying starts even at young age . This is considered as a morbidity.

In Ayurveda this is called palitya.

Root Causes

  • According to Ayurveda excessive passion, anger and psychic strain results in graying of hair .
  • Persons suffering from chronic cold and sinusitis and those who use warm water for washing there hair are more likely to be victims of this condition.

Useful Herbs

  • Bhringraja and amalaki are popularly used for the treatment of this condition .Medicated oil prepared by boiling these two drugs, viz ,Mahabhringraj taila is used extremely for massaging the head, The powder of these two drugs is also used internally in a dose of one teaspoonful three times daily with milk.
  • Neem- The oil prepared from the seeds of the Neem tree is used for inhalation twice a day for about a month. along with this ,the patient should be advised to take only milk as his diet.

Ayurvedic Supplements

  • Mahabhringaraj oil                 
  • Bhringarajsava
  • Amalaki Rasayan                   
  • Lauha Rasayan                        


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