Ayurvedic Treatment for Dandruff

Reduce Dandruff and Control Hairfall with Ayurvedic Medicines and Diet Suggestions

Ayurvedic Treatment for Dandruff

Reduce Dandruff and Control Hairfall with Ayurvedic Medicines and Diet Suggestions

Let’s Know about Dandruff

Every one of us has suffered the woes of dandruff at some point in our lives. Dandruff is a common skin problem that seems harmless but it is difficult to treat and is often embarrassing. If you have an active social life, you may want to keep a check on your dandruff and take treatment to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Ayurvedic treatment for dandruff is a widely accepted approach because it offers a natural and permanent treatment for this problem.

Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment for Dandruff

Dandruff is diagnosed by simply checking the hair and scalp. In Ayurveda, dandruff is termed as Darunaka. It is categorized in minor diseases, and happens due to imbalance of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. Kapha and Vata doshas play a key role in dandruff. Excess of Kapha leads to oily skin while Vata imbalance leads to dry skin.

Therefore, the Ayurvedic treatment of dandruff focuses on neutralising excess of Kapha and Vata in body. Herbal medicines are used to restore the lost balance of Doshas. Along with, Panchakarma therapies like Sirodhara, Dhoopanam, Abhyangam, Nasyam, Virechana, etc. are used to detoxify skin and tissues impurities.

What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is the dry, sticky, powdery flakes that Inhabitat our scalps in dry, cold weather. It is not a serious or a contagious problem but it is not easy to treat it as it keeps returning every few days. Mild dandruff can be treated with a gentle shampoo, but it may be a matter of concern if it gets beyond the mild state.

Seborrheic eczema is a serious kind of eczema that causes extreme dryness and deep dandruff in hair roots. It makes the scalp greasy, oily, itchy, and damages the growth and development of hair, Most chemicals used for dandruff treatment are very strong and end up incurring more damage than you could think. Therefore, it is better to look for a natural non-chemical dandruff solution.

Preventions for Dandruff

  • Avoid using strong and cheap quality shampoos. Find out the best herbal dandruff shampoos that are mild in nature and less harmful to skin.
  • Get in the habit of oiling and shampooing regularly. Wash your hair at least once a week.
  • If you have repetitive case of dandruff, than try medicated dandruff hair oils. There is a wide range of Ayurvedic hair oils recommended as dandruff and hairfall solutions. Ask your doctor before using any.
  • During winters, massage your scalp with warm hair oil once or twice a week. It will keep away dandruff, hairfall, itching, dryness, and other winter hair problems.
  • Try to keep a check on your junk food usage as it makes our skin excessively oily which then leads to dandruff.
  • Add more fruits and fibre-rich substances to your diet, it will increase your immunity and will keep many kind of skin disorders away.

You can also try dandruff treatments at home in form of home-made hair-packs with aloe-vera, fenugreek paste, and lemon-coconut oil massages.

Let’s Know about Dandruff

Dandruff can result from various reasons:

Seborrrheic Dermatitis

It is a bad type of dandruff as it happens when eczema reaches a chronic stage.

Compression Fractures

It is a kind of skin allergy that affects the scalp. Mostly, strong hair-care products, dyes, and shampoos cause this allergy and result in dandruff in hair.

Dry Skin

Our skin including the scalp gets dry and scaly during winters which makes it irritated and itchy. The scalp reacts by shedding dry dead skin in form of powdery flakes that become dandruff.

OIly Skin

If you have oily skin naturally then you have a higher risk of getting dandruff.


Puberty and homornal changes often result in dandruff. It gets less and less as people reach the age of 50.

Weak Immune System

People suffering from HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, or Pancreatitis have weak immunity which results in eczema in their scalp.

Irregular Shampooing

People who shampoo their hair after longer intervals often end up with dandruff. Large breaks between washes lead to oil secretion that produces dandruff.

Neurological And Psychiatric Diseases

Patients of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinsons’s disease, brain injuries, and epilepsy also run a high risk of dry and oily scalp that results in dandruff.

Signs and Symptoms of Dandruff

Skin Flakes on Scalp
Scalp Itchiness
Crusty Scalp
Hair Fall
  • Skin flakes on scalp, eyebrows, hair, mustache, shoulders, and beard.
  • Crusty, scaly scalps in infants.
  • An itchy scalp.

Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Diet and lifestyle plans are tailor made for patients depending on their condition. However, on a general note, patients need to stay away from Vata and Kapha aggravating food substances. Deep breathing exercises and Yoga are further recommended to restore lost moisture and health of skin.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Dandruff treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.