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Premature Graying of Hair –Ayurveda & My experience

Updated on April 29, 2013

Graying of hair is a normal part of the aging process and when it starts is depends one genetic inheritance. But now a day’s premature graying of hair is a common problem. And if someone has premature graying of hair than it’s time to pay attention to the root cause.

Causes for Premature Graying

There are many causes, some of them is as below.

  • Hereditary- The major cause of premature graying of hair.
  • Stress, tension, anger, anxiety and wakefulness also affect on hair.
  • Excessive intake of Spicy and sour food; oily food,
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol, tea or coffee.
  • Certain medical conditions like typhoid, anemia, Hypothyroidism or Prolonged illness
  • Excess use of harsh shampoo, conditioners, hair gel or hair color, using hair dryer
  • Smoking
  • Dandruff
  • Continuous exposure to hit or sun

Home remedies

  • Eat lots of fresh green leafy vegetables & fruits (Like broccoli, spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apricots, Amla-indian Gooseberry, Pomegrenate, ).
  • Drink Carrot and Indian gooseberry (amla) juice every day, this will help definitely.
  • Eating Sesame (Til) seeds and Fenugreek (Methi) regularly
  • Massage with sesame oil or almond oil regularly into the hair roots.
  • Dudhi juice, khava ane lagava ma

Panchkarma Therapy

Panchkarma like Virechana, Nasya and Shirodhara are also very useful for gray hair.

Virechan: Balance vitiated PITTA DOSHA, so helps to reduce gray hair.

Nasya: best oil for Nasya is Shadbindu Oil, Neem oil or Yashtimadhu Oil.

Shirodhara: SHirodhara is highly effective for gray hair. Shirodhara with Bhringraj Oil, or Neeli Oil can help to reduce hair fall and gray hair.

This all procedure should be done with guidance of specialize Ayurveda Physician.

Hair Massage: regular massage hair with Til Oil(prepared with Amla- Indian Gooseberry, Neem and Yashtimadhu- Liquorice)

Apply Ghee (made from cow milk) before sleep on bottom of the feet with bronze vessel, this will definitely help to convert gray hair into black.

Yoga

Along with all these yoga practice can also helps. Yoga like Pranayam, Sarvangasan, Shirshasana, Halasan can increase the blood circulation to the scalp. However, make sure that you do this yoga practice with the help of yoga instructor.

Ayurveda View

As per Ayurveda premature graying of hair is due to vitiation of PITTA DOSHA. And Ayurveda says that stress, tension, anger, anxiety, spicy and sour food, oily food, alcohol etc are main cause of PITTA DOSHA vitiation.

My Experience

At the age of the 20 when I was in 2nd year of my collage, I have lots of gray hair. So as a ayurveda student I decided to try ayurveda medicines, and started research. Finally, I found it. First of all I have to do VIRECHANA- A Panchkarma Procidure. It is about 20 days procedure, and it can balance PITTA DOSHA. Meanwhile I have prepared one medicine called AAMALAKI RASAYAN (Description is given below) in power form, and take daily in morning with ghee and sakar for continuous for two years-24 months. I know its long time but you have to fight against aging process, so it takes some time. And every night rub cow ghee on bottom of the foot (for 2 years). And slowly slowly I got result, within 3 months new gray hair, hair fall stopped, and after 5-6 months gray hair started to convert in black hair. And after 2 years my all hair is black. After completing my study I tried this on many patients and they all get good result. Thanks to AYURVEDA.

AAMALAKI RASAYAN

Take fine Amla- Indian Gooseberry powder, process it with Amla-Indian Gooseberry juice, continue this process 21 times and medicine is ready.

Disclaimer

All information provided here is for awareness purpose only. before trying any of this please consult your nearest Ayurveda Physician and check your constitution, after that if they suggest you can try.

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      Dr Pradip Hira 4 months ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Please be specify, are you continuously thinking about your grey hair? then I will increase so don't take stress.

      And if you are thinking about cure for it, you can mail me for more detail and for proper treatment, my email id is:

      pradiphira@gmail.com

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      Kiran sai 4 months ago

      I am too much thinking about white hair is it correct me to do that

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      Dr Pradip Hira 17 months ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hi, Ankit

      I send you mail on given email id, reply me so I can guide you.

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      ankit singh 17 months ago

      sir i have grey hair from 18 year of age now iam 22, please help me sir by mailing me the treatment throuhg email my email id is= tikanhings@gmail.com

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      Chin 18 months ago

      Hi,

      I have started getting grey hairs. I am 27 year old. Could you suggest treatment for the same?

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      Dr Pradip Hira 22 months ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hello Tariq, yes at your age it is possible to convert grey hair to black again, you can also mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com for more detail

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      Dr Pradip Hira 23 months ago from Ahmedabad-India

      yes we can control also hereditary greying with proper ayurveda treatment

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      Dr Pradip Hira 24 months ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hello Vinod,

      I have one question, do you ever ask your physician how to prepare any atibiotic or painkiller or any other medicine?

      Medicine are to be taken only under medical supervision, whether it is Ayurveda medicine or any other medicine.

      I think you understand what i try to say. If you want to go through Ayurveda Treatment, then mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com

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      vinod 24 months ago

      please provide more info about how to make the medicine ..my email is mvinod248@gmail.com

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      Dr Pradip Hira 24 months ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hello Kanchan Naik,

      For converting grey hair to black again, you have to go through full Ayurveda Treatment, and for that I have to take your detailed history and then I can suggest and give medicines, so for more detail mail me.

      My email id is pradiphira@gmail.com

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hello Divya,

      At your age, we can convert grey hair to black again but it takes little bit more time, and Amalaki Rasayan can't be prepared at home, it can only prepared in Pharmacy under medical supervision.

      For more detail you can mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com

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      Divya 2 years ago

      Hi I'm in my early 30s and have quite a few grey hairs due to lot of stress. Can you please suggest on how to get rid of them. I'm not very clear on how to prepare AAMALAKI RASAYAN. Also, will cow ghee help if we apply it on our hair?

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hi, Meena

      How would you decide that it is hereditary? greying is from birth? or started later?

      It is curable, but in certain age, and with proper diet and with full Ayurvedic treatment, if you need more guidance, you can mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com

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      meena 2 years ago

      Can prematurely greying of hair due to hereditary be cured by these methods and medicine

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Dinesh, You can mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com I can't write my contact number here

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      Dinesh 2 years ago

      Sir ..what is your contact no.

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      mansi230588 At your age it is possible to convert grey hair to black again, but this process is little bit long and slow as we have to fight against aging process.

      So if you follow all the diet regime and ready to take medicine timely you can got good results.

      For further detail you can mail me, my email id is pradiphira@gmail.com

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      mansi230588 2 years ago

      i m 27 yrs old and i m sufferiing from premature greying of hair past 4 years it started from a bunch of white hair i also consulted dermatologist to check for vitligo but he said there is no abnormality or vitligo or any skin disease it is due to stress, now they are increased particularly on right side and now frontal region hair are also coming white i m regularly applying home made cocoction of amla , coconut oil and kadi patta daily from last 8 months but i have noticed some hair reverting black but after few inches there is again grey hair plz suggest me treatment i have 10% grey hair

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hello, Monika and romi

      I mailed both of you detail about treatment, so now keep in touch via mail

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      Romi 2 years ago

      Hi Sir,

      My sister is 39 now. She got grey at the age of 24. Reason was definatly stress and depression. Now her eye brows also getting grey hair.I want to help her...I completely believe in Ayurveidc..please suggest me treatment / medicine and home natural remedies for her...Please help me. My email id

      svrn2006@gmail.com

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      monika 2 years ago

      Hello sir..i am 25yrs old. In the middle of my scalp, whitening of hair is increasing more n more every month. I hv been using clinic plus shampoo and garnier canditioner for last 10yrs and massaging the scalp with the mixture of coconut oil and olive oil for last 2yrs..

      plzz help me sir by giving me the proper tips to convert white hair into black....plz guide me sir and if u dnt mind u can send me ur proper guidence on my email id- monika.jangir055@gmail.com

      thank you.

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Yes my friend, Gaurav, it is definitely possible to convert gray hair to black again but you need patience and trust on ayurveda.

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      Gaurav 2 years ago

      Sir is it possible to turn white hair on beard into black? I am facing this problem from last 2 months.I went to doctors they all are saying that you cannot turn the existing white but yes you can prevent further greying.sir please help and guide me properly.thank you.

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      Dr Pradip Hira 2 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Archna yes you can take it in powder /capsule form

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      Archana 2 years ago

      Hi doctor

      Can we take aamalaki rasayan capsules/tablets for grey hair issues.

      Please help.

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      Dr Pradip Hira 3 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      nabiha I don't know anyone from chennai, but if you need I can send you medicine, mail me my email id is pradiphira@gmail.com

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      nabiha 3 years ago

      My daughter is 4 years she have 3 to4 gray hair i am worried so much plz suggest DR FOR ME i am in chennai

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      Dr Pradip Hira 3 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      Hi, aruna you can mail me pradiphira@gmail.com with all detail so I can give you proper answer

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      Dr Pradip Hira 3 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      You are right but the way ayurveda thinks about any diseases is totally different from other medical science. And that's why the diagnosis and treatment is different from other science.

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      robert 3 years ago

      Even though Medical Scince developed a lot,it cannot find the exact reason of Premature Graying.In this situation who can suggest a medicine?.Eg.Some says ,melanine deficiency is the reason-ie dark skinned people also have premature graying.(dark skin is the presence of rich melanine).We can find more examples.......... relating stress ,thyroid problems,ctc...etc..

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      Dr Pradip Hira 3 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      If anyone want more information on advice, you can contact me, my e-mail id is as below.

      pradiphira@gmail.com

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      narendra 3 years ago

      my son's hair is getting grey and he is still 18 years old plz suggest something to reverse it

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      Varnika 3 years ago

      @pradyumna Please mail me the details of this therapy exact procedures and methodology .

      The id would be varnikasingh12691@gmail.com

      Thanks.

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      priya 3 years ago

      pls provide more info how to make the medicine

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      pradyumna 3 years ago

      Thanks for your reply doctor

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      vijayalakshmi 3 years ago

      vinanthi_shetty@yahoo.com

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      vijayalakshmi 3 years ago

      Please provide information to my id also

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      pradyumna 3 years ago

      Plz check your mail I mailed you all the details.

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      Dr Pradip Hira 3 years ago from Ahmedabad-India

      hi, pradyumna kumar,

      Please provide more information on my id pradiphira@gmail.com

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      Pradyumna Kumar 3 years ago

      Please help my beard gets white age 28 plz