Graying of hair is a natural sign of aging that happens with growing age. In case of premature graying of hair is a common problem today. People below 30 years, including teenagers below 20 are seen struggling with the gray hair issues. These people are worried because of the social issues. It is embarrassing for a young person to have gray hair. People around you make fun of you and you yourself feel humiliated because of it. The person loses self-confidence owing to this. The real concern is that apart from the personality issues we need to see the cause of graying of hair. It could be a sign of the underlying deficiencies that we are missing out on.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF GRAYING OF HAIR?
THERE CAN BE A WIDE VARIETY OF CAUSES OF GRAYING OF HAIR. SOME OF THE COMMON CAUSES ARE:
- Hereditary conditions
- Hormonal imbalance
- Chronic cold
- Nutritional deficiencies like lack of vitamin B and iron
- Faulty diet
- Unhygienic scalp conditions
- Using strong hair wash soaps
- Some chemical management on scalp
- Folic acid deficiency
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GRAYING OF HAIR?
Although graying is itself a sign, still some early symptoms can help you understand the situation better. The symptoms of graying of hair are:
- Thinning of hair
- Losing the hair color early in age
- Unhealthy, dull hair
- Frequent headaches
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF GRAYING OF HAIR?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The herbs for graying of hair help increase the blood supply to the scalp and increase root pressure. The roots get stronger and the hair fiber becomes stronger.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP PREVENT GRAYING OF HAIR
BACOPA MONNEIRI (BRAHMI)
The Brahmi herb is famous for its magnificent properties. A few of its astonishing effects have been proved on conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It is used by physicians for stress, post-natal depression, anxiety, ADD and epilepsy. It is a major product of many a memory tonics. Stress, anxiety, menstrual disturbances, hair loss and fatigue are a few conditions where the herb has shown positive effects. These anti-oxidants remove the toxins from the body nourishes the blood cells. Another wonderful action of the herb is on the nervous system wherein it works to increase the coordination between the nervous system components thereby increasing the brain functioning. It is therefore used as a brain tonic. For its action on controlling the anxiety of the nervous system the Ayurvedic herb is used as a tranquilizer. The actions of the Brahmi herb over the brain area make it a wonderful tonic to help enhance the mental capabilities of the individual. It affects both the short and the long-term memory. It promotes a relaxed state of mind and nerves, spreading calmness. It takes care of the emotional disturbances; tension caused headaches, feeling of anxiety and depression. The herbal product is highly recommended for people suffering from ADD as it helps them analyze clearly. Brahmi is an essential ingredient of Hair growth formula.
ECLIPTA ALBA (BHRINGRAJ)
It prevents premature graying of hair. Hair loss due to any causative reason is prevented. It helps bring in new hair roots and also help generate a good hair texture.
ALOE BARBADENSIS (GHRIT KUMARI)
Aloe has been used in several skin care products. It helps in rejuvenating the skin making it shiny and strong. It prevents wrinkles, clears blemishes and prevents aging marks. Herbs and herbal formulations that have Aloe barbadensis reduce skin inflammations effectively. In hair care products aloe is used to repair dull and dry hair. It forms an important part of several hair conditioners and shampoos. Aloe extract is generally useful in relieving hypertension. It has abundant antioxidant properties and effectively eliminates toxins from the body. It helps to overcome high blood pressure and respiration problems. It is used in the preparation of Radiant skin, hair, and nail capsules.
RUBIA CORDIFOLIA (MANJISTHA)
Manjistha is an excellent herb famous for its beautiful actions on the outer skin. It has magnificent powers on the skin that nourish and replenish it in a beautiful way. It is anti-inflammatory and relieves wound and inflammations, helps in ulcers and skin disorders. It portrays astringent like properties. It can also be used as an anti-helminthic. It increases flow and it purifies breast milk. Its special role is in case of different skin disorders related with pigmentation, weakness, general debility and poisoning. Manjistha can be used in skin diseases like leprosy, erysipelas, vitiligo and hypo-pigmentation. It is used in the preparation of Radiant skin, hair, and nail capsules.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Vara churna.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Vara churna has Vibhitaki.