International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1404121

Pages: 95-98

Author: Geetanjali Sahu *, Naresh Itani, Amisha Dabhi, Reetu Sharma

Abstract: Ayurveda is the science which places more emphasis on the prevention of disease and maintenance of health rather than simply treating it. This is achieved by following a strict pathya-apathya. Nowadays, the most common factors inducing hair fall include stress, major illnesses, medication use, depression, family history, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Approximately 50% of Indians are losing hair faster than ever, and the current beauty industry has destroyed hair quality with poor-quality hair products. As hair fall is a complex problem, Ayurveda believes it’s the effect of internal imbalances. Ayurveda has shown promising results in preventing hair fall and regrowth through herbal products and lifestyle modification. It has been observed that many herbs and their extracts have proven good results in such cases. For this article, we have compiled and critically analyzed the ayurvedic concept of nidana and chikitsa mentioned in different classics for this alarming condition.

Keyword: Pathyaapathya, Ayurveda, Lifestyle modifications.