Principles of treatment Ayurvedic management of Dandruff includes :

  • Oleation therapy
  • Sweat therapy
  • Blood letting (Raktamokshana)
  • Scalp massage

General guidelines

  • Remove the cause.
  • Maintain proper hygiene of the scalp. Avoid Oil massage except in cases of dry variety of Dandruff.
  • Avoid excess tea, coffee, alcohol, hot, spicy and oily food.
  • Practice Stress relaxation techniques.

Ayurvedic drugs used:  

  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Triphala Choorna
  • Manjishthadi Kwath
  • Giloy Satva
  • Arogyawardhini Vatai

Several home remedies in the form of external applications have also been used. A few of them are listed below. It is important to note that even though these remedies have been used extensively caution needs to be exercised while using them.

  • Fenugreek seed paste is applied over the scalp and left  for an hour after which it is washed off.
  • Water in which a whole beetroot has been boiled is strained, and used for massaging the scalp. Scalp massage is best done gently, using fingertips.
  • Fresh lime juice can be added to the water for the last rinse while washing hair. It not only helps in controlling dandruff but also adds lustre to the hair.
  • 4 gm of camphor (Kapur) is dissolved in 100 gm of coconut oil, applied on the scalp at bed time and washed the next morning. A table spoon of vinegar is added to a mug of water, and used for rinsing the hair finally.

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