There was a time when premature greying of hair happend to only older people. Premature greying of hair has become a cause of concern for younger generation. Its not uncommon anymore to see people in thier early 20’s with a mop of grey hair on thier head. Premature greying of hair has become an important concern in present day and thousands of people both men and women alike are seeking medication for the same. Premature greying of hair can have a negative effect on appearance, confidence and social acceptance of the affected individual.
HOW AND WHY EXACTLY DOES GREYING OF HAIR OCCURS?
The root of every hair strand under the scalp is surrounded by a hair tissue called hair follicle which contains pigment cells. These cells produce the chemical called melanin that gives hair strand its colour.
When a person grows older the melanin production reduces making the strand greyish or white.
WHAT CAUSES PRE MATURE GREYING OF HAIR?
It is usually a complex multifactoral process.
Genetic factor: is one of the most common reasons for having grey hair at an early age.
Stress: Person under prolonged stress anxiety tension can be one of the cause of greying at an early age.
Dietary deficiencies: Deficiency of vitaminB, zinc, copper. These nutrients assist the metabolic process involved
in giving hair its natural colour.
Smoking damages the melanin producing cells melanocytes causing greying of hair.
Thyroid disorder: An underactive or overactive thyroid can affect the melanin production of hair.
HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH IN PREMATURE GREYING OF HAIRS
It is important to find the underlying cause for greying of hair.
Once this is done,the condition is best attended by Homeopathy.
With effective counselling,diet and regimen followed by a homeopathic medicine really helps.
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES INDICATED IN PREMATURE GREYING OF HAIRS
PREMATURE GREYING OF HAIR THERAPEUTICS :
EMBELICA OFFICINALIS or AMLAKI
Since ages Amla is known to benefit health of hair. Amla is rich source of Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium and has lots Fibres. In ayurveda it is well proven that amlaki helps reduce greying of hair Similarly in Homeopathy the tincture prepared from amla that is Embelica Officinalis Q also called Amlaki Q is proven to be too beneficial in cases of premature greying of hairs.
Phosphoric acid is one of the indicated remedies for the treatment of premature greying of hair resulting from grief and depression. There is thining and falling out of hair. The patient is indifferent to all affairs of life.Phosphoric acid helps to restore the pigmentation of hair that are destroyed by effects of grief.
Natrum muriaticum is indicated in treatment of premature greying of hair mainly in weak and anaemic person. Natrum Mur helps to improve general health of the patient and raise immunity to combat greying of hair. Natrum patients have severe headache which gets worse in the heat of sun.
Silicea is very useful in treating grey hair when the digestive power and absorption of nutrients is weak. Deficiency of nutrients lead to greying of hair. Silicea helps to improve the proper absorption of nutrients and hence prevent greying of hair.
Phosphorous is indicated in treatment of grey hair. It prevents further greying of hair. The patient presents with hairfall and dandruff, itchy dry scalp. Desires icy cold drinks.
Indicated in case of greying of hair. Helps to prevent greying of hair. Indicated when hair falls in spots, vinca helps to restore natural pigment of hair.
Indicated in case of premature greying of hair. Lycopodium halts the process of greying of hair when de pigmentation of hair occurs in spots. Indicated in patients whose hair problems are associated with gastric disturbances.
Indicated in premature greying of hair along with thyroid disorders. Helps in arresting the process of greying of hair.
Indicated in greying of hair presents with severe hair loss, sweating of scalp followed by intense itching.
DIETARY ADVICE FOR CASES OF PREMATURE GREYING OF HAIR
- Increase your intake of fruits rich in vitamin C.
- Amla since ages is known to aid in cases of premature greying of hair, it is recomended to consume atleast one amla everyday and when off season on can purchase dried amla powder. Amla Hair oil for external application on hair and scalp is also known to prevent greying of hairs.
- Make sure your diet contains sufficient amount of green leafy vegetables
- Adding almonds and other nuts rich in vitamin E can help reduce greying of hair.
- Walnuts contain biotin that helps strengthen hair, reduces occurance of premature grey hair.