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Premature Graying of Hair –Ayurveda & My experience


Graying of hair is a normal part of the aging process and when it starts is depends one genetic inheritance. But now a day’s premature graying of hair is a common problem. And if someone has premature graying of hair than it’s time to pay attention to the root cause.

Causes for Premature Graying

There are many causes, some of them is as below.

  • Hereditary- The major cause of premature graying of hair.
  • Stress, tension, anger, anxiety and wakefulness also affect on hair.
  • Excessive intake of Spicy and sour food; oily food,
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol, tea or coffee.
  • Certain medical conditions like typhoid, anemia, Hypothyroidism or Prolonged illness
  • Excess use of harsh shampoo, conditioners, hair gel or hair color, using hair dryer
  • Smoking
  • Dandruff
  • Continuous exposure to hit or sun

Home remedies

  • Eat lots of fresh green leafy vegetables & fruits (Like broccoli, spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and apricots, Amla-indian Gooseberry, Pomegrenate, ).
  • Drink Carrot and Indian gooseberry (amla) juice every day, this will help definitely.
  • Eating Sesame (Til) seeds and Fenugreek (Methi) regularly
  • Massage with sesame oil or almond oil regularly into the hair roots.
  • Dudhi juice, khava ane lagava ma

Panchkarma Therapy

Panchkarma like Virechana, Nasya and Shirodhara are also very useful for gray hair.

Virechan: Balance vitiated PITTA DOSHA, so helps to reduce gray hair.

Nasya: best oil for Nasya is Shadbindu Oil, Neem oil or Yashtimadhu Oil.

Shirodhara: SHirodhara is highly effective for gray hair. Shirodhara with Bhringraj Oil, or Neeli Oil can help to reduce hair fall and gray hair.

This all procedure should be done with guidance of specialize Ayurveda Physician.

Hair Massage: regular massage hair with Til Oil(prepared with Amla- Indian Gooseberry, Neem and Yashtimadhu- Liquorice)

Apply Ghee (made from cow milk) before sleep on bottom of the feet with bronze vessel, this will definitely help to convert gray hair into black.


Along with all these yoga practice can also helps. Yoga like Pranayam, Sarvangasan, Shirshasana, Halasan can increase the blood circulation to the scalp. However, make sure that you do this yoga practice with the help of yoga instructor.

Ayurveda View

As per Ayurveda premature graying of hair is due to vitiation of PITTA DOSHA. And Ayurveda says that stress, tension, anger, anxiety, spicy and sour food, oily food, alcohol etc are main cause of PITTA DOSHA vitiation.

My Experience

At the age of the 20 when I was in 2nd year of my collage, I have lots of gray hair. So as a ayurveda student I decided to try ayurveda medicines, and started research. Finally, I found it. First of all I have to do VIRECHANA- A Panchkarma Procidure. It is about 20 days procedure, and it can balance PITTA DOSHA. Meanwhile I have prepared one medicine called AAMALAKI RASAYAN (Description is given below) in power form, and take daily in morning with ghee and sakar for continuous for two years-24 months. I know its long time but you have to fight against aging process, so it takes some time. And every night rub cow ghee on bottom of the foot (for 2 years). And slowly slowly I got result, within 3 months new gray hair, hair fall stopped, and after 5-6 months gray hair started to convert in black hair. And after 2 years my all hair is black. After completing my study I tried this on many patients and they all get good result. Thanks to AYURVEDA.


Take fine Amla- Indian Gooseberry powder, process it with Amla-Indian Gooseberry juice, continue this process 21 times and medicine is ready.


All information provided here is for awareness purpose only. before trying any of this please consult your nearest Ayurveda Physician and check your constitution, after that if they suggest you can try.


Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on May 14, 2017:

Please be specify, are you continuously thinking about your grey hair? then I will increase so don't take stress.

And if you are thinking about cure for it, you can mail me for more detail and for proper treatment, my email id is:


Kiran sai on May 14, 2017:

I am too much thinking about white hair is it correct me to do that

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on April 09, 2016:

Hi, Ankit

I send you mail on given email id, reply me so I can guide you.

ankit singh on April 09, 2016:

sir i have grey hair from 18 year of age now iam 22, please help me sir by mailing me the treatment throuhg email my email id is= tikanhings@gmail.com

Chin on March 30, 2016:


I have started getting grey hairs. I am 27 year old. Could you suggest treatment for the same?

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on November 26, 2015:

Hello Tariq, yes at your age it is possible to convert grey hair to black again, you can also mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com for more detail

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on October 05, 2015:

yes we can control also hereditary greying with proper ayurveda treatment

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on October 03, 2015:

Hello Vinod,

I have one question, do you ever ask your physician how to prepare any atibiotic or painkiller or any other medicine?

Medicine are to be taken only under medical supervision, whether it is Ayurveda medicine or any other medicine.

I think you understand what i try to say. If you want to go through Ayurveda Treatment, then mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com

vinod on October 03, 2015:

please provide more info about how to make the medicine ..my email is mvinod248@gmail.com

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on September 26, 2015:

Hello Kanchan Naik,

For converting grey hair to black again, you have to go through full Ayurveda Treatment, and for that I have to take your detailed history and then I can suggest and give medicines, so for more detail mail me.

My email id is pradiphira@gmail.com

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on August 06, 2015:

Hello Divya,

At your age, we can convert grey hair to black again but it takes little bit more time, and Amalaki Rasayan can't be prepared at home, it can only prepared in Pharmacy under medical supervision.

For more detail you can mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com

Divya on August 06, 2015:

Hi I'm in my early 30s and have quite a few grey hairs due to lot of stress. Can you please suggest on how to get rid of them. I'm not very clear on how to prepare AAMALAKI RASAYAN. Also, will cow ghee help if we apply it on our hair?

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on July 25, 2015:

Hi, Meena

How would you decide that it is hereditary? greying is from birth? or started later?

It is curable, but in certain age, and with proper diet and with full Ayurvedic treatment, if you need more guidance, you can mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com

meena on July 25, 2015:

Can prematurely greying of hair due to hereditary be cured by these methods and medicine

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on July 21, 2015:

Dinesh, You can mail me on pradiphira@gmail.com I can't write my contact number here

Dinesh on July 20, 2015:

Sir ..what is your contact no.

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on July 07, 2015:

mansi230588 At your age it is possible to convert grey hair to black again, but this process is little bit long and slow as we have to fight against aging process.

So if you follow all the diet regime and ready to take medicine timely you can got good results.

For further detail you can mail me, my email id is pradiphira@gmail.com

mansi230588 on July 07, 2015:

i m 27 yrs old and i m sufferiing from premature greying of hair past 4 years it started from a bunch of white hair i also consulted dermatologist to check for vitligo but he said there is no abnormality or vitligo or any skin disease it is due to stress, now they are increased particularly on right side and now frontal region hair are also coming white i m regularly applying home made cocoction of amla , coconut oil and kadi patta daily from last 8 months but i have noticed some hair reverting black but after few inches there is again grey hair plz suggest me treatment i have 10% grey hair

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on April 19, 2015:

Hello, Monika and romi

I mailed both of you detail about treatment, so now keep in touch via mail

Romi on April 19, 2015:

Hi Sir,

My sister is 39 now. She got grey at the age of 24. Reason was definatly stress and depression. Now her eye brows also getting grey hair.I want to help her...I completely believe in Ayurveidc..please suggest me treatment / medicine and home natural remedies for her...Please help me. My email id


monika on April 19, 2015:

Hello sir..i am 25yrs old. In the middle of my scalp, whitening of hair is increasing more n more every month. I hv been using clinic plus shampoo and garnier canditioner for last 10yrs and massaging the scalp with the mixture of coconut oil and olive oil for last 2yrs..

plzz help me sir by giving me the proper tips to convert white hair into black....plz guide me sir and if u dnt mind u can send me ur proper guidence on my email id- monika.jangir055@gmail.com

thank you.

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on January 26, 2015:

Yes my friend, Gaurav, it is definitely possible to convert gray hair to black again but you need patience and trust on ayurveda.

Gaurav on January 26, 2015:

Sir is it possible to turn white hair on beard into black? I am facing this problem from last 2 months.I went to doctors they all are saying that you cannot turn the existing white but yes you can prevent further greying.sir please help and guide me properly.thank you.

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on October 01, 2014:

Archna yes you can take it in powder /capsule form

Archana on September 30, 2014:

Hi doctor

Can we take aamalaki rasayan capsules/tablets for grey hair issues.

Please help.

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on September 15, 2014:

nabiha I don't know anyone from chennai, but if you need I can send you medicine, mail me my email id is pradiphira@gmail.com

nabiha on September 15, 2014:

My daughter is 4 years she have 3 to4 gray hair i am worried so much plz suggest DR FOR ME i am in chennai

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on September 07, 2014:

Hi, aruna you can mail me pradiphira@gmail.com with all detail so I can give you proper answer

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on August 02, 2014:

You are right but the way ayurveda thinks about any diseases is totally different from other medical science. And that's why the diagnosis and treatment is different from other science.

robert on June 17, 2014:

Even though Medical Scince developed a lot,it cannot find the exact reason of Premature Graying.In this situation who can suggest a medicine?.Eg.Some says ,melanine deficiency is the reason-ie dark skinned people also have premature graying.(dark skin is the presence of rich melanine).We can find more examples.......... relating stress ,thyroid problems,ctc...etc..

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on April 01, 2014:

If anyone want more information on advice, you can contact me, my e-mail id is as below.


narendra on April 01, 2014:

my son's hair is getting grey and he is still 18 years old plz suggest something to reverse it

Varnika on March 12, 2014:

@pradyumna Please mail me the details of this therapy exact procedures and methodology .

The id would be varnikasingh12691@gmail.com


priya on February 27, 2014:

pls provide more info how to make the medicine

pradyumna on January 25, 2014:

Thanks for your reply doctor

vijayalakshmi on January 25, 2014:


vijayalakshmi on January 25, 2014:

Please provide information to my id also

pradyumna on January 24, 2014:

Plz check your mail I mailed you all the details.

Dr Pradip Hira (author) from Ahmedabad-India on January 21, 2014:

hi, pradyumna kumar,

Please provide more information on my id pradiphira@gmail.com

Pradyumna Kumar on January 19, 2014:

Please help my beard gets white age 28 plz

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