Indralupta or Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder characterized by rapid hair loss including follicles and fungal infections. It is now one of the most common problems affecting people of all age groups. It is very rare in babies from 0 to 2 years, rare in toddlers(3-5 years) and in children(6-13 years). It is also rare in teenagers from 14-18 years and common in people from the age group of 19 to 60 plus.
Alopecia areata affects nearly 2% of the general population at some point during their lifetime. Although alopecia becomes more prevalent with advancing years, it affects one in four men by age 30.
Alopecia can be caused due to genetic factors, several environments, as side effects of medicines, any kind of long-term illness, any nutritional deficiency, excessive stress, thyroid dysfunction, any kind of fungal infection or any vaccines.
The symptoms of alopecia are gradual thinning on top of head, circular or patchy bald spots, sudden loosening of hair, patches of scaling that spread over the scalp.
Alopecia can be caused due to genetic factors, several environments, as side effects of medicines, any kind of long-term illness, any nutritional deficiency, excessive stress, thyroid dysfunction, any kind of fungal infection or any vaccinesDr Ekta, Research Officer (Ayurveda), Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI), Guwahati suggests some Ayurvedic ways of treating the same. In order to cure Alopecia, Pitta Pacification is very much required. The following methods are used to treat the disorder. Rakta Mokshan, which is an effective blood purification therapy. In this process, vitiated rakta has been removed which helps in neutralising aggravated pitta.
Next comes the, which is a therapy is characterized by the intake of Ayurvedic medications through your nasal cavity which then eliminates the impurities from there. It is a very effective therapy for treating the sign of alopecia.
The next step is Lepa, which is the application of Triphala churna lepa, Romsanjana lepa which promotes hair growth.
At the end, there is the application of the Bhringraj oil, which is a medicated herbal hair oil and is highly effective for treating alopecia.
Intake of lentils, leafy green vegetables, pulses, herbal teas, soaked almonds, sesame and sunflower seeds, soybeans, buttermilk, ghee, fresh juices, egg and fish in sufficient quantity helps in treating alopecia.