Graying of hair is
generally considered as a sign of old age .At times, graying
starts even at young age . This is considered as a morbidity. In
Ayurveda this is called palitya.
According to Ayurveda
excessive passion, anger and phychic strain results in graying
of hair .Persons suffering from chronic cold and sinusitis and
those who use warm water for washing there hair are more likely
to be victims of this condition.
Bhringraja and amalaki are popularly used for the treatment of
this condition .Medicated oil prepared by boiling these two
drugs, viz ,Mahabhringraj taila is used extremely for massaging
the head, The powder of these two drugs is also used internally
in a dose of one teaspoonful three times daily with milk. The
oil prepared from the seeds of the Neem tree is used for
inhalation twice a day for about a month. along with this ,the
patient should be advised to take only milk as his diet.
will be effective only when the patient observes
diet restrictions. As far as possible, he should
take only milk and sugar. Salt should be avoided.
Sour things like yogurt are not useful. Pungent, hot
and spicy food should be avoided.
The patient should not remain
awake for along time at night and should be kept
free from worry, anxiety and passion. If suffering
from cold and sinusitis, prompt and careful
treatment should be given. Hot water should never be
used for washing the hair. Cold water should always
be used for bathing.