Vaidya Lakshmi
Ayurveda
Shanti Path, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Years of experience 12

Total years in practice: 12

Published Date
April 21, 2020
Abstract Authors
Vaidya Lakshmi
Abstract Source
Chakarpani Research Center
Study Type
Research
Conditions
Hair Loss
Therapies
Ayurveda
Reference
Abstract Content

The present day lifestyle is more sophisticated but moving away from nature in case of food habits, pollution, stress etc. Now-a-days humans are more prone to metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders and stress related disorders of which hair fall spreads to all the categories. In Ayurveda this is called as Khalitya and has suggested classical remedies of herbs and Upacharas. While modern science claims that once the hairline goes up it never comes back and the only remedy is hair implant. We have done clinical documentation to prove the efficacy of Ayurveda treatment in Hair fall management by following a proper Pathya-Apathya and using some classical herbs internally as well as externally for the Khalitya (early age hair loss). The clinical documentation of more than 200 patients is made.


All the patients were given the same protocol of Keshya herbs and specially prepared Hair oil with Keshya herbs in the base of black sesame oil. The study was conducted for three months. Before and after treatment data was compared, which gave a statistically highly significant result. 

 

Introduction: 

 We humans consider hair as a part of beauty. Each person wants to have the right amount of hair at the right places. Less or too much hair or hairs at the wrong places pose a problem.

 

Hair loss is a common complaint in the 21st Century. There are several causes of hair loss. Most common among them are malnutrition, chronic illnesses, hormonal imbalance, unhealthy lifestyle, metabolic disorders, stress related disorders, seasonal changes, pollution, certain medications, allergies, hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, genetic tendencies and use of chemicals in hairs etc.

 

Excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair problems. Pitta is increased by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Eating too much fried, oily, greasy, spicy, sour, and acidic foods also aggravates pitta. 

 

Intake of too many chemical medicines, low blood circulation, anemia, and general weakness after different diseases, stress, anxiety, and mental tension are also prime causes of hair loss. 

 

Chronic diseases like typhoid fever, presence of dandruff or lice and hormonal imbalance also cause hair loss. Frequently, patients are faced with a number of manufacturer’s claims that their products will benefit hair loss. Keeping Khalitya's problem in mind, the author suggested physicians of Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center based in Jaipur to do some work in this direction. Chakrapani Centre have been treating hair fall with the Ayurveda herbs and have been seeing positive results which paved way for documentation on hair loss intending the information to serve as the true scenario behind genuine claims of hair regrowth in pure Ayurvedic way so that healthcare providers and patients can separate some of the valid claims for hair regrowth from those that are purely fiction.

 

AIim of the Study

 The purpose of the study is to generate initial evidence of Ayurveda regimens which can then provide lead for large scale study with more precise protocols like with control group and having Prakriti based analysis of the effect of these remedies.

 

Materials and Methods

 

Selection of Patient

 34 patients of the age group between 20 years to 35 years from the OPD of Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic and Research Center irrespective of sex, caste, religion, economical status etc. have been randomly selected for the study. Of these 25 persons have done the usual follow up and final data was compiled from the results of these 25 patients.

 

Selection of herbs

Internal Herbs:

Hair care capsule has Brahmi, Jatamansi, Bhringaraj, Guduchi, Yashtimadhu and Neem that supports the hair growth.

 

Amalaki Rasayan is a fortified (by 7 Bhavna of fresh Amalaki juice) tablet of Amalaki powder given in the dose of 2 tablets of 300 mg each thrice daily. In case of associated symptoms Ayurveda herbal remedies and lifestyle counseling are done.

 

 External Oils and Herbs:

Special Amla Oil - contains Amalaki fruit, Brahmi leaf, Ela seed, rose petal, Kapur Kachri rhizome, Bhringaraj whole plant, Musta rhizome, Japakusum flower prepared in fresh Amla juice and sesame oil.

 

Duration:

 A time period of 3 months is selected for the treatment so as to show visible positive results.

 

Dose:

 Hair care capsule 2 capsules X 3 times a day after each meal with water

 Amalaki Rasayan 2 capsules X 3 times a day after each meal with water

 


Assessment of Hair Loss and Clinical Evaluation Methods:


We have considered evaluating hair loss by means of three methods. They are:

  • 60 seconds hair fall test: For conducting this test the patient should comb the hair downwards from the vertex part to all the sides in 60 seconds time period. The fallen hair should be collected and counted.

  • Global Photography: The world wide done photographic documentation is called serial photographic documentation of hair loss. There are five photographic views taken by a high resolution digital camera from a standard distance.

  • Vertex view.

  • Mid Pattern view

  • Frontal view to reveal the hair line.

  • Temporal view (on both sides)

Hair Line Measurement: 


  • The hair line along the midline starting from between the eyebrows

  • The left oblique starting from the middle of the left eyebrow and 

  • The right oblique hair line starting from the middle of the right eyebrow; should be noted. 


Observation Results:


The results were incredible. More than 90% of people have received great results. Comparison of photographs between before and after 3 months of treatments showed very significant results.


The observations and measurements were statistically analysed using paired ‘t’ tests and probability was assessed. The observations and results are being presented as below:

Table 1

Age wise distribution of 25 patients

          

Age range


Number of Patients


%


20 - 25

06

24

26 – 30

13

52

31 - 35

04

16

35 - 40

-

-

41 - 45

02

08


Table 2

Sex wise distribution of 25 patients



Sex


Number of patients


%


Female



05



20



Male



20



80



Table 3

Effect of treatment on the measurement of MidLine of the eyebrow

B.T (Mean ±SEM)

A.T (Mean±SEM)

Difference(Mean ±SEM)

7.26±0.26

6.06±0.19

1.20±0.20

          Statistical evaluation = Paired t test N=25, t=5.679, two tailed P<0.0001. 

This shows that the results were extremely significant.


Table 4

Effect of treatment on the measurement of Right Oblique of the right middle of the eyebrow


B.T (Mean ±SEM)

A.T (Mean±SEM)

Difference (Mean±SEM)

8.96±0.48

7.28±0.45

1.68±0.28

          Statistical evaluation = Paired t test N=25, t=5.956, two tailed  P<0.0001 

This shows that the results were extremely significant. 

Table 5

Effect of treatment on the measurement of Left Oblique of the right middle of the eyebrow


B.T (Mean ±SEM)

A.T (Mean±SEM)

Difference(Mean±SEM)

8.75±0.45

7.18±0.42

1.56±0.27


Statistical evaluation = Paired t test N=25, t=5.758, two tailed  P<0.0001 

This shows that the results were extremely significant. 




Table 6

Comparison of treatment on the number of Hair fall in 60 second


B.T (Mean ±SEM)

A.T (Mean±SEM)

Difference (Mean±SEM)

23.8±4.438

10.24 ± 2.17

13.56±3.34


Statistical evaluation = Paired t test N=25, t=4.054, two tailed P<0.0005 

This shows that the results were very highly significant. 


Discussion


This study is a beginning. On the basis of the positive observations, we have started a large scale study on more number of patients, with more precise criteria, considerations of Prakriti of patients and having a control group. We have observed that in addition to regimens, correction of food habits and lifestyle also plays an important role.


Conclusion


The effort was to look for evidence of good effect on hair growth by the Ayurveda regimen. The study is giving a lead for a large scale research on this line so that firm evidence can be acquired. The significance of this study is its non invasive nature of treatment. Moreover, it is quite economical and not costly for the end user. It is usually said that the Ayurveda regimen does have great results on different health issues but the World always asks us about the evidence. So, we thought of generating evidence. It seems that our study was able to go to the right goal.

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