Powerful Herbs Used for Hair Growth in Ayurveda

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Powerful Herbs Used for Hair Growth in Ayurveda

If you’re looking for the natural hair growth herbs that promote healthy strands, greater length retention and really work for natural hair growth, you came to the right place.

       1. Bhrungaraj (Eclipta prostrata)

This is a Rasayana (Rejuvenative Herb) the fresh leaves are used in Indian cookings. Dried and fresh leaves are used for preparing the herbal oil.

       2. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

       3. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)

       4. Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)

The above 3 herbs are called as Thriphala in Ayurveda which are (Rasayana Rejuvenative Herbs) anti aging herbs, rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, cooling effect, balances the 3 doshas in the body, heals hair and skin problem, induces hair growth. these 3 herbs are wildly used in Ayurveda formulations internally and externally.

        5. Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)

Hairy Roots of this herbs are used. The roots are strong fragrant aromatic in nature.

       6. Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)

This aromatic herb is also very famous in using as a herbal tea for skin care, cooling effect, liver detoxification, etc

       7. Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

This is very cooling in effect, rich in vitamin C, antioxidants.

       8. Koshta (Saussurea lappa)

The roots are mainly used in preparation of herbal oil

       9. Methika

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) it has  cooling, antioxidant and moisture properties. fenugreek is wildly used in Indian dishes, using this seeds as sprouts helps a lot in healing the hair problem.

      10. Kumarika

Aloe Vera (barbadensis miller) the leaves pulps are used for frizzy hair, dry scalp, and scalp heat.

      11. Mathayanthika

Indian Henna (Lawsonia inermis) – it is famous for hair colouring, curing scalp infections, excessive body or scalp heat.

      12. Tila

Black Sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) – these are rich in antioxidants, iron, omega 3 and omega 6, natural estrogen, which helps to balance the female hormones. helps to prevent unwanted hair in the body by balancing the hormones and induces the scalp hairgrowth.


These are of few herbs that are used internally as well as externally for treating hair-fall and other hair growth issues. Combinations of the herbs are varies depending upon the patients body types and causes of the hair problem.

–  Dr Subajanane Jeyanthan –

Niyanthree Ayurveda Clinic, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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