Ayurvedic Herbs for Hair Loss Treatment

The earth is in abundance of natural resources that can help us in many ways. Various remedies happen to be found in the earth’s crust that can be useful in the elimination of ailments and maladies.

From the millions of herbs along the surface of the earth, there are some of them which can be helpful in one way or another in our quest to stop hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth.

Although there is no sure cure for hair loss, there are various natural herbal treatments to help prevent hair loss. It may sound surprising that many of these treatments are so simple that you wonder why you have not considered using this kind of approach.

Most of us who are afraid to undergo surgical and medication hair loss treatments opt for remedies that do not generate side effects and are non-invasive. We usually choose solutions which are natural. Hence, the use of Ayurveda as a natural approach to prevent hair loss is widely accepted.

Ayurvedic treatment has proven to be successful in helping prevent hair loss. It is a holistic method of hair loss treatment which takes into consideration different factors like lifestyle, mental balance and spiritual nourishment.  In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means life science. It is taken from the two words, ayur meaning ‘life’ and veda meaning ‘science’.

Ayurveda hair loss treatment revolves around the principle indicating that a body’s health depends on the 3 doshas: pitta, vata and kapha. It is believed that eliminating excessive pitta dosha and balancing this through Ayurvedic techniques like herbs can prevent hair loss from recurring.

Ayurvedic herbs can be used internally and externally to stop hair loss. The following are the most common herbs for hair loss prevention:

  • Massaging the scalp once every two days with coconut oil or castor oil is a good approach to prevent hair loss and to make the hair healthier and shinier. A scalp massage for 15 to 20 minutes will help increase blood circulation to the hair roots, hence delivering nutrients in the hair follicles for hair growth. Massaging the scalp with coconut oil also helps pacify the “pitta” and awards a comforting sensation thus relieving you of stress.


  • Boiling a handful of neem leaves in water and rinsing this to your hair can help stimulate hair regrowth.  You can also make use of rosemary oil to stop the progression of hair loss.
  • Eating white sesame seeds and including this in your daily diet can stop hair loss naturally. Sesame seeds are rich in both calcium and magnesium which are needed for proper hair follicle growth.
  • Adding buttermilk and yogurt in your diet can help in hair growth. If you are not allergic to milk and other dairy products, then add these in your diet to help prevent hair loss.
  • Eating green leafy vegetables, salads, fruits and sprouts are essential in Ayurvedic hair loss treatment. You can also include wheat germ, soy beans and whole grains in your diet for hair loss prevention.
  • Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea will help you stop hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth.
  • Using Amla and Shikakai herbs are commonly used for washing the hair.
  • Washing the hair with a paste of cooked black beans (Urad dal) and fenugreek (methi) 2–3 times a week is also a good hair loss prevention technique.
  • Grinding licorice with milk to create a paste can be used to induce hair growth and prevent bald patches.
  • Massaging the scalp with Brahmi and Bhringraj oil before sleeping can help strengthen and repair the hair follicles.
  • Massaging the scalp with rosemary, stinging nettle, horsetail and birch can also help promote hair regrowth and reduce hair loss.
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