International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Case Reports

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.140373

Pages: 12-15

Author: Bhairavi Nimbarte, Pratibha Kokate, Priyanka Wate *

Abstract: Hair fall is a universal problem, affecting both sexes of all races. Ayurvedic remedies are popular for men and women with hair loss because they incorporate natural ingredients and have been an effective cure for hair fall since ancient times. In Ayurveda, Khalitya (Hair fall) comes under the title of Shiroroga (diseases of the head) and Kshudraroga (minor skin diseases). Excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, fried food, spicy food, overstress, improper hair care, excessive use of synthetic hair care products, hot climatic conditions, and continuous exposure to dust are the common causes of Khalitya. A 19-year-old female patient came to OPD of the department of Kayachikitsa with chief complaints of Khalitya (Hair fall), kesha rukshata (dryness of hair) and kesha tanutva (thinness of hair) on the left frontal side of the scalp. Malatyadi tailam was advised for external application and general hair care in this case. Malatyadi tailam is an Ayurvedic formulation prepared from medicinal herbs and coconut oil. Progress provided by this remedy was assessed based on the signs and symptoms of the patient before and after the treatment. Abhyanga (head message) using Malatyadi tailam showed significant improvement in blood circulation, natural growth and shine of the hair.

Keyword: Ayurveda, Hair fall, Khalitya, Malatyadi tailam.