The unhealthy lifestyle of the modern world leads to many hair problems. Dandruff is one of the rising problems of the modern day. Dandruff is a condition that causes the skin on the scalp to flake. It isn’t contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and difficult to treat. Ayurveda has some herbs that treat dandruff and can also enhance hair growth and lessen hair fall. In this article you will know about the 5 Magical herbs that can treat dandruff.
Amla is a very famous berry that contains more Vitamin C than any other fruit. Its wealth of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants increases blood circulation while strengthening the hair follicles from the root and bestowing strength to the hair shafts. The goodness of a high concentration of vitamin C helps in the production of collagen protein, which replaces dead cells in the hair follicles with new ones. It effectively soothes and pacifies the aggravated pitta doshas, thereby preventing graying of hair.
Reetha is the soapnut of Ayurveda and has special detoxifying properties. Its natural surfactant saponin offers foaming properties and soapy texture which helps in clearing dirt, dust and oil in the hair and it is a wonderful natural compound that nourishes the scalp. The essence of vitamins and saponins enhances the luster and shine of the mane, reduces the dryness making the hair look silky and voluminous. Its richness of nutrients makes new hair follicles and strengthens the hair from within the root and its antibacterial and antifungal properties help in treating scalp infections and ward off dandruff and lice.
Shikakai naturally softens and smoothes hair by releasing essential oils and vitamins that are important for hair growth and encourages hair development and helps maintain silky and lustrous hair. The potent antifungal and anti-microbial properties of Shikakai play a key role in removing dandruff and lice from the scalp and hair respectively. It effectively removes dandruff but does not strip away the essential oils from the scalp, hence preventing dry scalp problems which ultimately causes dandruff.
Bhringraj is a very famous herb in Indian Ayurveda. It is popularly known as ‘false daisy’ in English. Bhringraj plays an important role in treating and preventing baldness. It increases blood circulation in the scalp and hair follicles, which enriches the roots by bringing in more nutrients through the blood supply and promotes hair growth. It has powerful anti-microbial, antibacterial properties and also has a high specific gravity, which allows the oil to penetrate deep inside the scalp and treat dry scalp and itching.
Neem is an ancient remedy of Ayurveda to treat many problems. It is extremely beneficial for hair and has been a boon for promoting hair health since ancient times. Its intrinsic anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, the plant treats various scalp and hair infections like folliculitis, itching and dandruff. It also nourishes the hair follicles with essential nutrients, improves blood circulation and strengthens the hair strands from the roots to the tips. By normalizing the secretion of the stress hormone, it also prevents hair fall and breakage due to stress and anxiety.