Dandruff Treatment in Ayurveda(Darunaka)


Dandruff Treatment in Ayurveda(Darunaka)

Dandruff is caused due to excess shedding of dead skin cells from the scalps due to vitiation of Vata and Kapha Dosha. Usually a small rate of flaking is normal as skin cells die but in Dandruff Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking.

Dandruff is extensively seen in people who are not habituated in applying oil over the head


First and Foremost treatment includes application of medicated oil over head itself. One should apply oil in the head before taking head bath. After 45 one can take head bath but one should not remove this oil from head using soap or shampoo. The intention behind this is to retain a small sort of oil over head. Head wash using soap or shampoo should be done only once in 2 weeks.

The Oil recommended for this differs according to the condition:-

Medicated Oil recommended only for Dandruff should be medicated by adding drugs like Kushta, Mustha, Ela, Yashti, Durva, Dhurdhura, Durva, Guduchi, Kimshuka, Kera taila and Kera Ksheera.

Medicated Oil recommended for Dandruff associated with itching and skin disease should be medicated by adding drugs like Celastrus Paniculatus, Psoralea corylifolia, Wrightia tinctoria in Coconut oil base


Kashayam prepared using – Triphala, Katurohini, Vacha, Devadaru, Manjishta, Nisha, Guduchi, Nimba


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