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    Premature Greying of Hair (Palita)

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    Premature Greying of Hair-Palita

    Normally hair can be of different colors like black, brown, reddish etc. The pigment in the hair follicle determines the hair color. Usually, the pigment reduces with ageing resulting in white hair. But, reasons for premature greying of hair may be varied. In Ayurveda, the condition called Palita is explained, indicating whitening of hair. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a well-known Ayurveda institute that ensures fruitful management for premature greying of hair. IAFA is focusing on effective Ayurvedic treatment for various ill effects affecting people of different age group. Especially, Ayurpediatrics is the department designed for uplift of child health through Ayurveda.

    Causes of Premature Greying of Hair

    Major reasons for premature greying of hair include:

    • Genetic factors
    • Vitamin B12 deficiency
    • Autoimmune diseases like Alopecia and Vitiligo
    • Stress, anxiety and other mental factors
    • Thyroid dysfunctions like hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
    • Smoking

    In Ayurveda the reasons for Palita are emphasized as mental factors like depression, anger and also physical exertion. These factors increase body temperature that affects scalp and as a result the hair color gets transformed gradually. 

    Ayurvedic reference of Premature Greying of Hair-Palita

    Manifestation of Premature Greying of Hair

    • White hair usually appears on scalp
    •  Grey hair is coarser, stiffer and more difficult to manage
    •  Increased rate of growth and thickness
    •  More prone to damage
    •  In men, greying generally starts from temples and sides
    •  In women, greying usually starts from frontal area
    •  Early onset of greying may not progress rapidly.

    In Ayurveda, the manifestation of Palita gets varied according to the vitiated dosha and other associated diseases. There will be variation in hair color as well as texture according to the dosha involved.

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    Diet in Premature Hair Greying

    Do’s (Pathya) in Premature Hair Greying

    • Include more fruits and vegetables in diet
    • Drink adequate amount of water
    • Pomegranate
    • Goose berry every in empty stomach
    • Mild to moderate exercise
    • Expose to mild sunlight daily in morning and evening
    • Stress-free mind

    Dont’s (Apathya) in Premature Hair Greying

    • Excess sweating
    • Stress and mental tension
    • Overstrain during exam time
    • Excess sweating
    • Fermented food
    • Non-vegetarian diet especially red meat
    • Curd
    • Pappad
    • Old and refrigerated food
    • Reheated food

    Yoga and Pranayama in Premature Hair Greying

    Various yoga postures help to make mind along with mind relaxed. Following postures will especially be beneficial in hair loss:

    • Marichyasana
    • Sarvangasana
    • Suryanamaskar
    • Supta Baddha Konasana
    • Padmasana
    • Sukhasana

    Pranayama helps to relieve mental stress and makes the body calm and cool. So Pranayama aids in preventing premature hair greying.

    Ayurvedic Treatment for Premature Hair Greying

    Ayurveda incorporates internal as well as external medicines in the treatment ofpremature hair greying.

    Internal Medicines for premature hair greying

    • Amrita shadanga kashaya
    • Drakshadi Kashaya
    • Guluchyadi Kashaya
    • Mahatiktaka Kashaya
    • Tiktaka kashaya
    • Kaisora guggulu tablet
    • Avipathi Churna

    • Triphala Churna
    •  Mahatiktaka ghrita
    • Narasimha rasayana
    • Annabhedi sindhoora
    • Lauhadi rasayana

    External Medicines for premature hair greying

    • Triphala Churna
    • Anu taila
    • Bhringaamalakadi taila

    • Kumkumadi taila
    • Narasimha taila

    Purification Therapies in premature hair greying

    • Virechana (Purgation)
    • Nasya (nasal administration of medicine)

    • Raktamoksha (Blood-letting)

    Single Herbs used in management of premature hair greying

    • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis
    • Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba)
    • Kumkuma (Crocus sativus)
    • Neeli (Indigofera tinctoria)

    • Patola (Tricosanthes dioica)
    • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
    • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: How is premature greying of hair caused?

    Answer: Premature greying of hair may be caused by various reasons like genetic factors, vitamin B12 deficiency, stress factors, related to other diseases etc.

    Question: How is greying of hair differed in men and women?

    Answer: In men. Greying starts usually from sides and temple area while in women it usually starts from frontal area

    Question: Is Ayurvedic management effective in premature greying of hair?

    Answer: Yes, Ayurveda ensures absolute cure through its varied unique medicines, therapies and also by following pathya and avoiding apathya.

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