DANDRUFF – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Dandruff is a skin condition characterized by itching and flaking of the skin in the scalp.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF
  • CAUSES OF DANDRUFF
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DANDRUFF
  • DIAGNOSIS OF DANDRUFF
  • TREATMENTS FOR DANDRUFF
  • PROGNOSIS OF DANDRUFF
  • COMPLICATIONS OF DANDRUFF
  • DANDRUFF  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF DANDRUFF
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF DANDRUFF
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF DANDRUFF
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR DANDRUFF
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR DANDRUFF
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR DANDRUFF
  • YOGA FOR DANDRUFF
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DANDRUFF

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF

  • Flaking of skin in the scalp, eyebrows and beard
  • Patchy scaling on the scalp
  • Hair fall
  • Thick crusts on the scalp
  • Itching

CAUSES OF DANDRUFF

  • Overactive sebaceous glands
  • Fungal infections
  • Poor hygiene

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF DANDRUFF

Overactive sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, and this could prevent the old skin cells from drying and falling off the scalp. Instead, they stick to the scalp and finally dandruff manifested.

DIAGNOSIS OF DANDRUFF

Dandruff is diagnosed by the proper inspection of the scalp.

TREATMENTS FOR DANDRUFF

  • Wash hair once a day with a mild shampoo.
  • Oil application on the scalp before shampooing.

PROGNOSIS OF DANDRUFF

  • Dandruff is manageable, recurrence is common

COMPLICATIONS OF DANDRUFF            

  • Dandruff may spread to the face.
  • May develop a fungal infection.
  • Hair fall

DANDRUFF AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,dandruff can be managed based on the treatment of darunaka.
  • In darunaka or dandruff itching also present along with scaly lesions.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF DANDRUFF

  • Vata and kapha dosha vitiation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF

  • Scaly lesions on the scalp.

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF DANDRUFF

Due to the causative factors, vata and kapha dosha becomes vitiated and dries up the skin. The dried skin of the scalp becomes to fall in small pieces.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DANDRUFF

  • Itchy scaly lesions on the scalp – kandu
  • Kesasathana – hair fall
  • Twak sphutana – cracks in the skin on the scalp 

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF DANDRUFF

  • Prognosis is Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF

Ayurvedic local treatment for DANDRUFF

  • Shiroabhyanga – malathyadi taila, durdurapathradi kera, Dantapala Tailam
  • Shirodhara – using buttermilk and amalakyadi kashayam

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF

  • Brahmi ghrita

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR DANDRUFF

  • NASYA-  shatbindu taialam

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR DANDRUFF

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR DANDRUFF

  • Gently rub the scalp with a wet cloth to loosen the scales.
  • Wash hair with a mild shampoo.
  • Oil massage on the head before shampooing

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR DANDRUFF

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Intake of proper amounts of fluids
  • Combs and towels are not shared with others

YOGA FOR DANDRUFF

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind and gets relief from recurrence of dandruff

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DANDRUFF

  1. Dandruff – ayurveda management for better hair care

https://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/531

2.      Clinical study on gunjataila and tilataila shiroabhyanga in the management of darunaka

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314216182_A_CLINICAL_STUDY_ON_GUNJATAILA_AND_TILATAILA_SHIROABHYANGA_IN_THE_MANAGEMENT_OF_DARUNAKA

3.     A case report of shirobasti in the management of darunaka with special reference to dandruff

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318361567_A_CASE_REPORT_OF_SHIROBASTI_IN_THE_MANAGEMENT_OF_DARUNAKA_WITH_SPECIAL_REFERENCE_TO_DANDRUFF

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