A single case study on the efficacy of Anu Taila Nasya followed by Narasimha Rasayana in Khalithya vis-à-vis Androgenic Alopecia

  • Dr. Jyothi S. Assistant Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Government Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Ashwini MJ. Professor & HOD, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Alopecia, Androgens, Hair, Khalithya, Tridosha, Nasya, Case Study

Abstract

Ayurveda, the indigenous system of medicine offers a number of non-invasive regimens for various disorders affecting a human body. One such common disease is Khalithya. For most people it can just be a common hair fall, though in some cases it can be extreme. It affects approximately 1.7% of world population. It can be correlated to Alopecia in contemporary science, which presents with loss of hair due to a disturbance of hair follicles which had, previously, developed and functioned normally. It is classified into two types as ‘Alopecia areata’, which is patchy hair loss and ‘Diffuse alopecia’, generalized hair loss. Alopecia is diffuse if it affects the scalp in a general distribution. Diffuse alopecia is common, affecting up-to 50% of men and women. While it can affect both the sexes at any age, women present more frequently than men. The classical description about Khalithya reveals the involvement of Tridosha i.e., Pitta, Vata, Kapha along with Rakta as the chief pathological causes. Although the disease does not produce serious side effects except cosmetic problem, it interferes with the self-confidence and social acceptance of the individual. A case of 16years old female patient, who came with the complaint of severe generalized hairfall over the scalp was taken up for the research work. As Nasya is a prime therapy in all Jatrurdhva diseases, Anutaila-Marsha-Nasya, indicated in Khalithya had been done followed by Narasimha Rasayana internally. Significant improvement was seen in both subjective and objective parameters at the end of follow-up period.

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