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Alopecia is defined as apartial or complete loss of hair. Alopecia also termed as‘baldness’ is defined as apartial or complete loss of hair. The ayurvedic term for Alopecia or baldness is‘indralupta’ or ‘ruhiya’ or ‘khalitya’. It indicates partial or total loss of hair caused due to imbalanced Pitta and Vat.

  • Indralupt  – in beard area.
  • Khalitya  – on the scalp
  • Ruhiya  –  all over the body.

According to Aacharya Vagbhat, when sudden  hair fall  is termed as Indralupt  while khalitya is a gradual hair loss.