Excess Facial Hair in Women-Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

The signalling molecules known as hormones control the body’s physiology. Chemical messengers are another name for them. The endocrine glands produce and secrete hormones. When these endocrine glands secrete too many or too few hormones, undesirable face hair develops. For women, unwanted facial hair is a typical issue.


Hirsutism, or excessive facial hair development

Face hair placement is similar to that of men.

Extra hair growth in other body areas linked to acne, a deeper voice, etc.


Hirsutism may be caused by:

Hormonal imbalance


Hormone therapy

Certain medications

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Androgen secreting tumours

Cushing’s syndrome


The endocrine gland produces too many or too few hormones as a result of the aforementioned factors, which results in the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Depending on the type of hormone imbalance, the symptoms may change. There are both androgenic and non-androgenic causes of unwanted facial hair. Hirsutism is due to either increased androgen sensitivity or production by the hair follicles. Hirsutism should be regarded as an indication of diseases like endocrinopathies and tumours in the majority of patients. Idiopathic hirsutism, also known as simple or peripheral hirsutism, is an exception.


Diagnosis through clinical features

Blood tests to check hormone levels (such as testosterone and FSH)

An ovarian tumour or polycystic ovary can be found with pelvic ultrasonography (USG).

CT or MRI scans using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the adrenal area.



Consult your doctor about hirsutism medications if you’ve tried cosmetic or self-care hair removal treatments and they haven’t produced the desired results. Before you notice a noticeable difference in hair growth with these drugs, it typically takes up to six months—the typical life cycle of a hair follicle. Options consist of:

  • Oral contraceptives.
  • Anti-androgens.
  • Topical cream.


  • Laser therapy.
  • Electrolysis.


Hirsutism is very morbid, and some female patients with malignant aetiology typically have very terrible prognoses. There is a strong link between postmenopausal hirsutism and a significant risk of osteoporosis and fractures.


Hirsutism can disturb one’s soul. Because of their undesired hair, some women feel self-conscious. Depressed people exist. In addition, although hirsutism itself doesn’t cause any health issues, the underlying cause of a hormone imbalance might.

If you have hirsutism and irregular periods, you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can affect your fertility. Due of the potential for birth defects, pregnancy should be avoided for women who take particular hirsutism medications.

Excessive facial hair in women (Ayurveda)

Unwanted facial hair is addressed according to the “Atilom chikitsa ” in Ayurveda.

causes of hirsutism include:

excessive ingesting of unsuitable food

suppression of instinctive desires.

Congenital Janma Krita

Overactive or underactive agni

Samprapti _ Ayurvedic pathogenesis

Unwanted hair is one of the signs of hormonal imbalance that can result from the over- or under-functioning of the jataragni.

Lakshana _ symptoms

Ati loma – excess hair growth

Ksheena – weakness

Karsya – weight loss

Sthoulya – weight gain

Atygni – excess hungry

Agnimandyam – anorexia

Mental irritations

Kesh patana -hair loss or balding


Yapya roga: Ayurvedic medications can treat the symptoms.

Chikista _samana treatment

Grandhi roga’s Kanchanara Guggulu is used to treat glandular illnesses.

Medical care for agnimandhya

The lomashatana chikilsa (bahirparimarjana) method of treating ati loma

The hair depilator is a paste made by grinding two parts of Sankha Bhasma (calcium carbonate) and one part of Haritala (yellow oregano) with Sukta (vinegar).

applying a paste to the skin that contains half of Manahshila (realgar), one part of Sarjika Kshara (an alkali), one part of Haritala (Yellow Orpiment), one part of Haridra (turmeric), and two parts of Sankha (calcium carbonate).

For external use, Lomasathana Tailam

Sodhana treatment

1 NASYA-Ksheerabala

2.snehapan with tiltaila

Basva swedha

Virechana with trivrit lehyam

3.vaman with medan phala


Internal treatment for grandhi roga and signs of facial hair growth

Kanchanara guggulu

Swayamagni bhasma

Drakshadi kashaya


Vyoshadi guggulu

Guduchyadi kashaya

Saptasaram Kashayam

Tila Qwath Granules

Lomasathana Tailam

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Nutrition and dietary supplements: Some recommendations to maintain a healthy weight and lower androgen levels in your body include:

  • Avoid refined foods like white bread, spaghetti, and sugar in particular.
  • Eat foods high in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, cherries, and blueberries.
  • When preparing food, use healthy oils like olives or vegetables.
  • Sip six to eight glasses of water each day.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Consume lean meats, seafood from cold water, tofu, soy, or legumes. Consume fewer red meats.
  • Remove trans-fats from processed meals like french fries, and onion rings, and processed foods like cookies, cakes, crackers, and doughnuts.
  • Work out five days a week for at least 30 minutes each day.


Several herbs can help women with facial hair control in addition to nutritional supplements. Among them are:

Pudina (a sort of spearmint tea): It has been discovered that spearmint tea lowers the blood testosterone level. According to the experts, tea may lessen the signs of mild hirsutism. Another study found that it decreased androgen levels in PCOS-afflicted women, which may help with facial hair removal.

Tea tree oil and lavender may help to lessen mild hirsutism. According to a preliminary study, using lavender and tea tree oil on the skin may help with this problem. These oils should only be used topically.

Turmeric: In some regions of India, ladies use turmeric paste to eliminate facial hair.

Pimpali and amla Combine the dried amla and pimpali fruits. In Nivadunga (cactus) milky latex, soak this mixture. Applying this mixture to your facial hair could help you get rid of it.

Sandalwood paste, turmeric, Besan (gramme flour) and lemon juice are combined with turmeric. Lemon and sandalwood paste should be added. It can be applied to your face as a pack for around 20 minutes. Later, wash your face. The paste reduces the amount of hair by first making facial hair thin. It also gives the skin a brighter and gentler appearance.

Lemon juice and honey: Combine the two ingredients and apply the resulting paste on your face. Give this mixture 20 minutes to sit. A towel should be soaked in warm water before being used to gently wipe the paste. Later, wash your face with cool water. This mixture reduces facial hair. The honey in this mixture moisturises and brightens your skin as well.

Managing Your Diet for Hormonal Balance:

Several meals may aid in face hair removal:

In order to increase levels of the hormone oestrogen in the body and naturally reduce facial hair, foods including garlic, peaches, oats, dried fruits, barley, mung beans, lentils, rice bran, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and flax seeds may be consumed.

Soya: Soya helps to keep hormone levels in check. Finally, it reduces hair growth and restores the proper quantity of oestrogen. You can use tofu, soy chunks, or soy milk to achieve the desired effects. A soy allergy should prevent you from using it.


A variety of ailments are treated with yoga and pranayama, which are sets of breathing and stretching exercises.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam   – to promote general health and mental tranquilly

The patient must be seated in a relaxed, contemplative position with the head and spine upright. The patient must use his thumb to cover one nostril (the left nostril if using the right hand, and the other nostril if using the left hand) and fully exhale through the other nostril. He will once more need to take several deep breaths while closing the other nostril with his thumb.

The main factor causing hirsutism is an imbalance in hormones. Patients with PCOS engage in routine exercise and do yoga postures.


Review of Ayurvedic Treatments for Hirsutism (Avanchita Roma)


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