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I had sex between 1 to 15 nov. My periods date was 18 nov nd it does not occurred till 20. I check with pregnancy test it was negative I took I pill in between 18 to 20 nov. I consult doctor and she gave me primolut- n for 3 days. Should I take it or not? WILL IT REMOVE PREGNANCY IF I AM PREGNANT? HOW IT WILL HELP.

Dr.Prashant K Vaidya 90% (18372ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I had sex between 1 to 15 nov. My periods date was 18 nov nd it does not occurred till 20. I check with pregnancy tes...
Home Remedies to Abort Pregnancy Naturally Papaya for Abortion. Papaya is best known for its great nutritive value. ... Pineapple for Abortion. ... Goji Berry for Abortion. ... Parsley for Abortion. ... Vitamin C for Abortion. ... Sesame Seeds for Abortion. ... Cohush for Abortion. ... Acacia Pods and Banana Leaves for Abortion.
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I am feeling my eyes heavy after long time sitting in front of computer. I am from IT sector. I need to always sit in front of system.

Dr.Rajesh Choda 92% (8283ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I am feeling my eyes heavy after long time sitting in front of computer. I am from IT sector. I need to always sit in...
You can not avoid it but you may help reduce stimulus such has by anti glare shield and measures like reducing contrast on screen. Perhaps you are already taking such measures. We have very good combo of herbal eye drops developed by our group ayurved doctors for such conditions. Acacia arabica, berberis ext, alum sulphate, melia azadirachta, coriandrum sativum, cinne camphora, gulab JAL are the ingredients. Moreover eye wash with three organic myrobalans combo will directed. In few weeks you ll start feeling the effect. There are some oral harmless ayurved medicines too which may used (optional) to improve eye vision.
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Eyesight of my son in both eyes are -7 and -5. A glass was given to him from Shankar Netralaya, Kolkata. But, is there any better option to cure the eyesight as he is too younger?

Dr.Rajesh Choda 92% (8283ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Eyesight of my son in both eyes are -7 and -5. A glass was given to him from Shankar Netralaya, Kolkata. But, is ther...
Definitely. There only one harmless option and that's to start giving him herbals like three myrobalans processed in A2 cow desi ghee, eye wash of organic herbal combos and special ayurved eye drops prepared by our group of ayd. Doctors containing acacia arabica, ext of berberis, alum sulphate, melia azadirachta, coriandrum sativum, cinne camphora, rose water. This is as good as eye wash but has extreme benefits. The treatment is of long nature but you ll appreciate in first three months. This is 100% safe and at young age children give very good response. If interested, may send ophthalmologist's prescription/ refraction test report etc for better assessment and advise.
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DANDRUFF- CONTROL AND HEAL

Dr.Swati Aleria 89% (172ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
• Add one tea spoon of vinegar to the rinsing water after washing your hair.
• Before washing your hair, apply a mixture of 8 table spoon of pure organic peanut oil and 2 table spoon lemon juice and massage into the scalp. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then shampoo.
• You can replace oil with coconut milk or coconut water; leave it over night and shampoo.
• Wash hair with natural, herbal ingredients rather than chemical – take mixture of amla (Indian goose berri) powder, aritha (sapindus Laurifotius) powder and shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder, soak it in water over night and wash hair with the mixture.
• Practice yoga, helps in relieving stress and will increase blood circulation.
• Natural live yoghurt is recommended as a natural conditioner.
• Avoid harsh hair dyes and hair creams.
• Softly massage your scalp when you shampoo or oil. This will help blood circulation and prevent skin from drying and cracking.
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शहद के प्रकार - Types Of Honey In Hindi

B.Sc (Home Science), Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
शहद के प्रकार - Types Of Honey In Hindi

शहद कई किस्मों में आता है और उनमें से प्रत्येक का स्वाद, अलग होता है। लगभग 300 प्रकार के शहद ठिक हैं, उनकी बनावट, प्रसंस्करण और अमृत स्रोत के आधार पर वर्गीकृत किया गया है। यह घरों में व्यापक रूप से उपयोग किया जाता है क्योंकि शहद के फायदे अच्छी तरह से ज्ञात हैं।

बनावट के आधार पर, शहद तरल, क्रीमयुक्त, दानेदार, चंक्ड और कॉम्ब शहद हो सकता है। एक अन्य वर्गीकरण प्रसंस्करण के स्तर पर आधारित है, शहद को कच्चे और पास्चुरीकृत प्रकार में वर्गीकृत किया जा सकता है। अमृत ​​स्रोत के आधार पर, शहद यूनी-फ्लोरल या मल्टी-फ्लोरल हो सकता है।

शहद कितने प्रकार के होते हैं?

हनी के प्रकार नीचे दिए गए हैं:

1. मनुका हनी - MANUKA HONEY

  • यह मेथिलग्लॉक्सील (एमजीओ) और डायहाइड्रॉक्सीएसिटोन में समृद्ध होते है, दोनों ही मनुका हनी की जीवाणुरोधी गतिविधि के लिए जिम्मेदार होते हैं।
  • इसमें विटामिन बी 1, बी 2, बी 3, बी 5, और बी 6 और मैग्नीशियम, कैल्शियम, जिक, कॉपर, पोटेशियम और सोडियम सहित खनिजों की प्रचुर मात्रा होती है।
  • मनुका हनी आम तौर पर रंग में गहरा होता है और एक अलग मजबूत स्वाद होता है।
  • यह गले में खराश, सर्दी, पेट में अल्सर, अपच और चेहरे के लिए शहद जैसे - मुँहासे जैसी समस्याओं का प्रभावी ढंग से इलाज करने में मदद करता है।
  • मनुका हनी में शक्तिशाली घाव भरने की क्षमता है।
  • यह घावों पर लगाया जाता है ताकि तेजी से चिकित्सा और नई कोशिकाओं के निर्माण को प्रोत्साहित किया जा सके।

2. अकेसिया हनी - ACACIA HONEY

  • अकेसिया सबसे अधिक इस्तेमाल किया जाने वाला शहद प्रकार है।
  • इस पीले दिखने वाले तरल शहद में पुष्प स्वाद और फ्रुक्टोज की उच्च सामग्री होती है।
  • मधुमेह के रोगियों द्वारा शहद की इस किस्म का भी सेवन किया जा सकता है क्योंकि इसमें सुक्रोज की मात्रा कम होती है।
  • अकेसिया शहद में एंटी-इंफ्लेमेटरी गुण होते हैं और यह श्वसन विकारों को प्रबंधित करने में मदद करता है।
  • इस स्पष्ट शहद में विटामिन ए, सी और ई, फैटी एसिड और अमीनो एसिड भी होते हैं।

3. बकवीट हनी - BUCKWHEAT HONEY

  • संभवतः शहद के प्रकार के सबसे गहरे और सबसे मजबूत, शहद की इस किस्म का सबसे व्यापक रूप से सेवन किया जाता है।
  • बकवीट हनी विभिन्न आवश्यक पोषक तत्वों और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट में उच्च होते है।
  • यह शरीर को ऑक्सीडेटिव और रासायनिक तनाव से बचाने में मदद करता है।
  • इस प्रकार के शहद से गंदे रोगजनकों को भी मारा जा सकता है।
  • उच्च जीवाणुनाशक गुण होने के कारण, बकवीट शहद भी आयरन का एक समृद्ध स्रोत होता है।

4. क्लोवर हनी - CLOVER HONEY

  • हनी की सबसे लोकप्रिय विविधता, क्लोवर में सुखद और मीठा पुष्प होते है।
  • यह अद्वितीय फेनोलिक यौगिकों में समृद्ध होता है जो इसके जीवाणुरोधी गुणों के लिए जिम्मेदार हैं।
  • क्लोवर शहद का उपयोग आमतौर पर सॉस और सलाद ड्रेसिंग में किया जाता है।
  • हल्के रंग का शहद आवश्यक विटामिन और पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर होता है।
  • यह एंटीवायरल और एंट-इंफ्लेमेटरी प्रभाव भी प्रदान करता है।

5. यूकलिप्टस हनी - EUCALYPTUS HONEY

  • नीलगिरी शहद पारंपरिक रूप से औषधीय प्रयोजनों के लिए उपयोग किया जाता है।
  • यह सिरदर्द और सामान्य जुकाम के लिए एक प्राकृतिक उपचार है।
  • एक विशिष्ट हर्बल और मेन्थॉल स्वाद के साथ बाकी प्रकारों की तुलना में इस शहद का स्वाद बहुत अलग होता है।
  • यह जिंक, कॉपर, आयरन, मैग्नीशियम, पोटेशियम और सोडियम सहित एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और खनिजों का बड़ा स्रोत होता है।
  • कमजोर प्रतिरक्षा वाले बच्चों के लिए शहद में नीलगिरी का शहद भी दिया जा सकता है।

6. सॉरवुड हनी - SOURWOOD HONEY

  • यह हल्के रंग के नाजुक शहद का स्वाद कारमेल की तरह होता है।
  • अपने मीठे और पौष्टिक स्वाद के साथ, सॉरवुड शहद सभी के लिए आनंदित होता है।
  • यह अपने रोगाणुरोधी और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट कार्यों के लिए जाना जाता है।
  • खट्टा शहद एलर्जी के लक्षणों का इलाज करने में मदद करता है।
  • यह त्वचा के लिए शहद त्वचा पर लागू होने पर बैक्टीरिया के विकास को भी रोकता है।

7. टुपेलो हनी - TUPELO HONEY

  • टुपेलो शहद सबसे प्रीमियम गुणवत्ता वाले शहद में से एक होता है।
  • इसे दक्षिणी गोल्ड शब्द से भी जाना जाता है।
  • यह शहद हरे रंग की चमक के साथ हल्का सुनहरा दिखाई देता है और इसमें हल्का स्वाद होता है।
  • टुपेलो शहद अपने उच्च फ्रुक्टोज सामग्री के कारण शहद के सबसे मीठे प्रकारों में से एक होता है।
  • दानों को बनाने के लिए शहद क्रिस्टलीकरण से नहीं गुजरता क्योंकि इसमें सुक्रोज की मात्रा कम होती है।

8. सेज हनी - SAGE HONEY

  • सेज शहद स्वाद में बहुत सौम्य और रमणीय होता है।
  • यह हल्के रंग का शहद दुनिया भर में काफी लोकप्रिय होता है।
  • सेज शहद में धीरे-धीरे दाने बनाने की क्षमता होती है।
  • इसकी क्रिस्टलीकरण प्रक्रिया को धीमा करने के लिए इसे अन्य शहद किस्मों के साथ मिश्रित किया जाता है।
  • सेज शहद आवश्यक विटामिन, खनिज और अन्य महत्वपूर्ण पोषक तत्वों से भरा होता है।

9. लिंडन हनी - LINDEN HONEY

  • लिंडन शहद रंग में हल्का पीला होता है और इसमें नाजुक ताजा वुडी सुगंध होती है।
  • इसके कई स्वास्थ्य लाभ हैं और मुख्य रूप से औषधीय प्रयोजनों के लिए इसका सेवन किया जाता है।
  • सोने से पहले एक चम्मच लिंडन शहद खाना चाहिए।
  • यह अपने शामक गुणों के लिए जाना जाता है और अनिद्रा और चिंता जैसी स्थितियों के प्रबंधन में मदद करता है।
  • खांसी के लिए शहद, लिंडन हनी का उपयोग सर्दी, खांसी और ब्रोंकाइटिस सहित अन्य स्वास्थ्य समस्याओं के प्रबंधन के लिए किया जाता है।

10. एस्टर हनी - ASTER HONEY

  • एस्टर शहद में एक चिकनी और मोटी स्थिरता होती है।
  • इसमें एक बहुत ही विशिष्ट सुगंध और मीठा स्वाद होता है।
  • एस्टर हनी कणिकाओं को बनाने के लिए क्रिस्टलीकृत करता है।
  • यह संपूर्ण शहद के फायदे स्वास्थ्य और अच्छाई के लिए पर्याप्त लाभ प्रदान करता है।
  • एस्टर शहद का उपयोग पेय और मिठाइयों में प्राकृतिक स्वीटनर के रूप में किया जाता है।

निष्कर्ष:

शहद कई किस्मों में आता है और हर किस्म के शहद के अपने अलग फायदे और गुण होते हैं। शहद को कच्चे और पास्चुरीकृत प्रकार में वर्गीकृत किया जा सकता है। सबसे अच्छे शहद के रूप में कच्चे शहद को माना जाता है। केच्चे शहद और नकली शहद की पहचान करना थोड़ा मुश्किल होता है। यह दोनों लगभग एक जैसे दिखते है, इसलिए इसका पहचान कर आप कच्चे शहद का फायदा उठा सकते हैं।

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Types Of Honey - Everything You Should Know About This Sweet Nectar

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 90% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Types Of Honey - Everything You Should Know About This Sweet Nectar

Honey comes in several varieties and each one of them has a distinct taste, flavor. To be precise, there are about 300 types of honey, classified on the basis of their texture, processing and nectar source. It is widely used in households as health benefits of honey are well known.

On the basis of texture, honey can be liquid, creamed, granulated, chunked and comb honey. Another classification is based on the level of processing, honey can be categorized into raw and pasteurized type. Depending on the nectar source, honey can be uni-floral or multi-floral.

How many types of honey are there?

Some popular types of Honey are mentioned below:

1. Manuka Honey

  • It is rich in methylglyoxal (MGO) and dihydroxyacetone, both of them accounts for the antibacterial activity of Manuka Honey.
  • It has an abundant amount of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6 and minerals including magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, potassium and sodium.
  • Manuka Honey is typically dark in color and has a distinct robust taste.
  • It helps in treating problems like sore throat, cold, stomach ulcers, indigestion and acne effectively.
  • Manuka Honey has potent wound-healing abilities.
  • It is applied topically on wounds to stimulate faster healing and formation of new cells.

2. Acacia honey

  • Acacia is one of the most commonly used honey types.
  • This pale-looking liquid honey has a floral taste and high content of fructose.
  • This variety of honey can also be consumed by diabetic patients as it has low sucrose content.
  • Acacia honey possesses anti-inflammatory properties and helps in managing respiratory disorders.
  • This clear honey also contains vitamin A, C and E, fatty acids and amino acids.

3. Buckwheat honey

  • Probably the darkest and strongest of all honey types, this variety of honey is most widely consumed.
  • Buckwheat honey is high in various essential nutrients and antioxidants.
  • It helps guard the body against oxidative and chemical stress.
  • This type of honey can also kill nasty pathogens.
  • Having high bactericidal properties, Buckwheat honey is also a rich source of iron.

4. Clover honey

  • The most popular variety of Honey, Clover has a pleasant and sweet floral taste.
  • It is rich in unique phenolic compounds that account for its antibacterial properties.
  • Clover honey is commonly used in sauces and salad dressings.
  • The light-colored honey is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients.
  • It also offers antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.

5. Eucalyptus honey

  • Eucalyptus honey is traditionally used for medicinal purposes.
  • It is a natural remedy for headaches and Common cold.
  • This honey has a very different taste as compared to rest of the types with a characteristic herbal and menthol flavor.
  • It is a great source of antioxidants and minerals including zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and sodium.
  • Eucalyptus honey can also be given to children having weak immunity.

6. Sourwood honey

  • This light-colored delicate honey tastes like caramel.
  • With its sweet and nutty flavor, Sourwood honey is relished by one and all.
  • It is known for its antimicrobial and antioxidative actions.
  • Sourwood honey helps in treating allergic symptoms.
  • It also prevents bacterial growth when applied to the skin.

7. Tupelo honey

  • Tupelo honey is one of the most premium quality honey.
  • It is also known by the term Southern Gold.
  • This honey appears as light golden with a greenish glow and has a mild taste.
  • Tupelo honey is one of the sweetest types of honey because of its high fructose content.
  • The honey does not undergo crystallization to form granules because it has a low amount of sucrose.

8. Sage honey

  • Sage honey is very mild yet delightful in taste.
  • This light-colored honey is quite popular around the globe.
  • Sage honey has the ability to granulate slowly.
  • It is blended with other honey varieties to slow down their crystallization process.
  • Sage honey is packed full of essential vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients.

9. Linden Honey

  • Linden honey is light yellow in color and has a delicate yet fresh woody aroma.
  • It has many health benefits and primarily consumed for medicinal purposes.
  • A spoonful of Linden honey should be eaten before bedtime.
  • It is known for its sedative properties and helps in managing conditions like insomnia and anxiety.
  • Linden Honey is also used for managing other health problems including cold, cough and bronchitis.

10. Aster Honey

  • Aster honey has a smooth and thick consistency.
  • It has a very distinct aroma and sweet taste.
  • Aster Honey crystallizes to form granules.
  • It offers ample benefits for the overall health and wellbeing.
  • Aster honey is used as a natural sweetener in drinks and desserts.
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Baldness - Know Ayurvedic Holistic Approach For It!

Dr.Vikas Mohan Gupta 91% (44ratings)
BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lucknow
Baldness - Know Ayurvedic Holistic Approach For It!

Ayurveda, translated into science of life and longevity, has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years old and has gained worldwide popularity. It uses noninvasive and natural methods and produces minimal side effects and therefore is being widely accepted.


Ayurveda believes that the body is made of pitta, vata, and kapha doshas. Any disease is the result of imbalance between these or predominance of one over the others. Hair loss or alopecia is believed to be imbalance in the pitta dosha. This leads to slower hair growth, weak hair, and greater hair fall rate.


Something that affects image and self-esteem, many would like to cure or at least halt baldness. There are various treatment options that have a dual effect on baldness - reduce hair fall and promote hair growth, thereby providing a holistic treatment for baldness.

Bhringraj Oil (Eclipta Elba): Used since centuries ago, it promotes the normal hair growth cycle in an accelerated way.  It activates a large number of hair follicles and therefore regular application is believed to help prevent alopecia (baldness).


Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica): While baldness has many reasons, dandruff is one of the most important and common causes. Amla is added to many hair oil formulations because of its proven effect to reduce dandruff. It acts on the fungi that thrive on the scalp and reduces inflammation of the scalp.

Shikakai (Acacia Concinna): Another very popular herb is the Shikakai. Used as a hair cleansing agent by many people, it is devoid of the chemical effect that shampoos carry. The pods are proven to prevent dandruff and promote hair growth. 

Tectona Grandis: Another active ingredient of Ayurvedic formulations, the seeds of Tectona promote growth and development of hair follicles. Large number of follicles are activated, thereby producing thicker, fuller hair. 

Cuscuta Reflexa: Another reason for baldness is hormonal imbalance, especially in males. Abnormalities with androgen, the male hormone, can trigger abnormal hair loss. Adding cuscuta has been proven to reverse baldness by promoting a better anagen/telogen ratio where hair follicle maturation happens.  In baldness cases, maturation happens only in about 20% of the follicles. Cuscuta activates the follicles and increases follicular density.  It also manages the hormonal imbalance by preventing conversion of testosterone into a variant called dihydrotestestone that is believed to cause the damage.

While these and various other substances are believed to reduce baldness and promote hair growth, it is always important to remember that each body will respond differently to these substances. Thorough physical examination and a detailed history should be done before starting any of these products. 
 

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness

Dr.Santosh Rayabagi 92% (1346ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Udupi
Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness

Ayurveda, translated into science of life and longevity, has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years old and has gained worldwide popularity. It uses noninvasive and natural methods and produces minimal side effects and therefore is being widely accepted.

Ayurveda believes that the body is made of pitta, vata, and kapha doshas. Any disease is the result of imbalance between these or predominance of one over the others. Hair loss or alopecia is believed to be imbalance in the pitta dosha. This leads to slower hair growth, weak hair, and greater hair fall rate.

Something that affects image and self - esteem, many would like to cure or at least halt baldness. There are various treatment options that have a dual effect on baldness - reduce hair fall and promote hair growth, thereby providing a holistic treatment for baldness.

  1. Bhringraj Oil (Eclipta elba): It is used since centuries and promotes the normal hair growth cycle in an accelerated way.  It activates a large number of hair follicles and therefore, regular application is believed to help prevent alopecia (baldness).
  2. Amla (Phyllanthus emblica): While baldness has many reasons, dandruff is one of the most important and common causes. Amla is added to many hair oil formulations because of its proven effect to reduce dandruff. It acts on the fungi that thrive on the scalp and reduces inflammation of the scalp.
  3. Shikakai (Acacia concinna): Another very popular herb is the Shikakai. Used as a hair cleansing agent by many people, it is devoid of the chemical effect that shampoos carry. The pods are proven to prevent dandruff and promote hair growth. 
  4. Tectona grandis: Another active ingredient of Ayurvedic formulations, the seeds of Tectona promote growth and development of hair follicles. Large number of follicles are activated, thereby producing thicker, fuller hair. 
  5. Cuscuta reflexa: Another reason for baldness is hormonal imbalance, especially in males. Abnormalities with androgen, the male hormone, can trigger abnormal hair loss. Adding Cuscuta has been proven to reverse baldness by promoting a better anagen/telogen ratio, where hair follicle maturation happens.  In baldness cases, maturation happens only in about 20% of the follicles. Cuscuta activates the follicles and increases follicular density.  It also manages the hormonal imbalance by preventing conversion of testosterone into a variant called dihydrotestosterone that is believed to cause the damage.

While these and various other substances are believed to reduce baldness and promote hair growth, it is always important to remember that each body will respond differently to these substances. Thorough physical examination and a detailed history should be done before starting any of these products.

Related Tip: "All About Male Pattern Baldness"

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How To Treat Grey Hair Naturally With Home Remedies?

Dr.Venu Kumari 93% (1872ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
How To Treat Grey Hair Naturally With Home Remedies?

Greying of hair occurs when the pigments which give hair its characteristic color stop working. The pigment cells present in the hair follicle produce a chemical known as melanin which is responsible for the color of the hair. Usually greying of hair begins when one reaches their mid-thirties, however, premature greying can occur in one's twenties.

These are some home remedies for treating grey hair -

1. Almond oil and lemon juice massage - Almond oil enhances the elasticity and provides nourishment to the hair. Lemon is a good source of vitamins and phosphorus which help in promoting the growth of the hair. Combining almond oil and lemon juice helps in preventing greying of hair.

2. Indian gooseberry - Indian gooseberry or amla contains high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C which is an excellent remedy for greying hair. You can either apply amla oil or consume the fruit to reap its benefits.

3. Henna - Henna is a natural hair colorant that is used to darken the color of the hair. It also helps in strengthening the hair strands.

4. Coconut oilCoconut oil helps in moisturizing the hair, eliminates dandruff and promotes hair growth. Coconut oil contains high amounts of antioxidants that help in treating grey hair.


5. Black teaBlack tea enhances hair strength and promotes hair growth apart from adding a natural dark hue to the hair strands. It is one of the most favored methods to treat grey hair.

6. Curry leavesCurry leaves contain vitamin B which improves the functioning of the pigments present in the hair follicle. It also provides nourishment to the hair and limits hair fall.

7. Blackstrap molasses - It is a by-product of sugarcane that is rich in minerals such as manganese, calcium and vitamin B. It is also rich in copper that is beneficial to the hair pigment.

8. Shikakai - Shikakai, also known as 'Acacia Concinna' is a herb that helps in grey hair treatment. It restricts hair fall and promotes growth of hair. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Baldness?

Dr.Sudeshpal Singh 89% (140ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Kaithal
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Baldness?

Ayurveda, translated into science of life and longevity, has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years old and has gained worldwide popularity. It uses noninvasive and natural methods and produces minimal side effects and therefore is being widely accepted.

Ayurveda believes that the body is made of pitta, vata, and kapha doshas. Any disease is the result of imbalance between these or predominance of one over the others. Hair loss or alopecia is believed to be imbalance in the pitta dosha. This leads to slower hair growth, weak hair, and greater hair fall rate.

Something that affects image and self - esteem, many would like to cure or at least halt baldness. There are various treatment options that have a dual effect on baldness - reduce hair fall and promote hair growth, thereby providing a holistic treatment for baldness.

  1. Bhringraj Oil (Eclipta elba): It is used since centuries and promotes the normal hair growth cycle in an accelerated way.  It activates a large number of hair follicles and therefore, regular application is believed to help prevent alopecia (baldness).
  2. Amla (Phyllanthus emblica): While baldness has many reasons, dandruff is one of the most important and common causes. Amla is added to many hair oil formulations because of its proven effect to reduce dandruff. It acts on the fungi that thrive on the scalp and reduces inflammation of the scalp.
  3. Shikakai (Acacia concinna): Another very popular herb is the Shikakai. Used as a hair cleansing agent by many people, it is devoid of the chemical effect that shampoos carry. The pods are proven to prevent dandruff and promote hair growth. 
  4. Tectona grandis: Another active ingredient of Ayurvedic formulations, the seeds of Tectona promote growth and development of hair follicles. Large number of follicles are activated, thereby producing thicker, fuller hair. 
  5. Cuscuta reflexa: Another reason for baldness is hormonal imbalance, especially in males. Abnormalities with androgen, the male hormone, can trigger abnormal hair loss. Adding Cuscuta has been proven to reverse baldness by promoting a better anagen/telogen ratio, where hair follicle maturation happens.  In baldness cases, maturation happens only in about 20% of the follicles. Cuscuta activates the follicles and increases follicular density.  It also manages the hormonal imbalance by preventing conversion of testosterone into a variant called dihydrotestosterone that is believed to cause the damage.

While these and various other substances are believed to reduce baldness and promote hair growth, it is always important to remember that each body will respond differently to these substances. Thorough physical examination and a detailed history should be done before starting any of these products. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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