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Telogen Effluvium - How Can Ayurveda Help You?

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Dr. Rohit ShahAyurvedic Doctor • 37 Years Exp.BAMS
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Telogen Effluvium is considered to be the second most common type of hair loss. It is one form of non-scarring alopecia, which gets characterized by diffuse hair shedding, along with an acute kind of onset for the problem. Now let us take a look into the causes behind this problem, before looking into the treatment options through which Telogen Effluvium can be treated in Ayurveda.

Causes of Telogen Effluvium

Hair cycle disturbances can be caused by quite a number of triggering factors, which include:

  • Intense Stress
  • Improper Diet
  • Sudden Loss of Weight

Treatment in Ayurveda for Telogen Effluvium

Some of the natural ways in Ayurveda to regain lost hair due to Telogen Effluvium are:

Having a Food Rich in Protein: The building blocks of hair are nothing but proteins. In order to maintain the stronger and longer hair, it is necessary that one must take a daily recommended dose of 46 gm of protein. Some of the food items that one can have are:

  • Dairy Products
  • Eggs
  • Beans

Zinc and Iron Must be Included in the Diet: Iron deficiency is directly linked to Telogen Effluvium. Though iron supplements do assist in regaining the deficit amounts but in some people, there could be adverse effects in the form of gastritis or constipation. Changes in diet can be a very good option. People can have more of Red Meat and Liver, which contain abundance of iron. Those who are vegetarians, they can opt for having dark green leafy vegetables and beans. Zinc also plays a vital role in aiding growth of hair. Some of foods rich in Zinc are nuts, spinach, seafood and squash.

Massage With Essential Oils: There are certain kinds of essential oils, which help to promote growth of hair by bringing forth improvements in blood circulation. They also help in reducing stress, which is one of main causes behind Telogen Effluvium. People can just add 1 or 2 drops of Lavender Oil in 2 ounces of carrier oil like Almond or Coconut Oil and slowly massage their scalp. This would only help in increasing the growth of hair but also will assist in reducing stress quite instantly.

Try Out Herbs: Green tea plays a vital role in hair growth. Green tea benefits for hair in a way that if it has been used for a long time as a rinsing agent, it prevents the definite pattern of baldness that arises in men and women. Green tea for hair is important as it contains 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors which help to regrow your hair. Other than Green Tea, there is also Onion, which contains anti- inflammatory properties, those help in avoiding any adverse effects which might have been caused on hair due to any underlying condition. It also assists to stimulate the exact functioning of hair follicles.

Addition of Vitamin B to The Diet: The two important B Vitamins in the form of Vitamin-B6 and Vitamin-B12, available in food items like broccoli, beet, turnip, beet, bell peppers can also aid hair growth.


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