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KHALITYA (HAIR FALL) MANAGEMENT – AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE

*Dr. Kavita Bapu Kharat and Dr. Varsharani Niphade

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In Ayurveda Khalitya means hair fall. Acharya charka classified it under shiroroga. Khalitya is primarily a pitta dominant tridoshajanjya vyadhi i.e Vata, pitta, kapha with rakta dosha. According to modern science it is a partial or complete loss of hair especially from the scalp. Hair adds to the beuty and the personality of a human being. Baldness is a curse for one’s look and personality. Millions of people worldwide suffering from hair loss. Hair fall is more in males than in females. Khalitya is commonly seen in the age group of 18-40 yrs. According to survey up to 40% of men and 25% of women in india are victims of hair fall. It is slowly progressing disorder. Now a day, hair fall is common in youngsters too. The incidence of khalitya (hair fall) is increasing day by day. It is due to changing lifestyle, unhealthy dietary habits, sleep disturbances, systemic disease, medications and stressful life. In modern science many drugs are used for treating hair fall but they have some limitations due to their adverse effects. In Ayurveda various bahya and abhyantar chikitsa is described for khalitya. Most of the research studies conducted are on Nasya, Raktamokshan and Lepa. Various drugs like Agastya haritaki, Mandoora bhasma, Navayas loha, Dwipanchmool ghrita and Rasayan drugs are used for hair loss. These research studies showed marked improvement with no any side effects.

Keywords: Hair fall, Khalitya, Hair care, Nasya, Panchakarma.


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