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Natural Beauty Tip #14 -- Prevent hair fall with triphala

This Ayurvedic pack promotes hair growth.

Ayurveda has in store several herbs which can prevent everyday and chronic problems. Hair loss is one such problem which is getting more common each day. If you want to protect your luscious locks from hair fall, you can use triphala for the same.

What is triphala?

It is an Ayurvedic herb which comprises three different herbs -- haritaki, vibhitaki and amla. 'Tri' refers to 3 and 'phal' refers to fruits in Sanskrit. When these 3 are combined together, we get triphala. It is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and has anti-fungal properties as well. Triphala strengthens hair from the root, prevents hair loss and also eliminates dandruff which often causes hair fall.

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But don't worry, you don't need to make this mixture. Go to any herbal store and you will find a pre-made mixture of triphala. It comes in various forms too -- capsule, powder, juice, etc. Here's how you can make a pack to prevent hair fall.

Steps:

  • Take about 1 tablespoon of triphala powder and add it to 2 cups of water.
  • Boil this water on medium flame till it reduces to half.
  • Let it cool for some time.
  • Now apply this pack on your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo, preferably a herbal one made of shikakai.

Repeat this process once or twice every week to see results. Triphala will also enhance the volume of your hair and add a nice sheen to it. Also read the other health benefits of triphala.

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References:

Vani, T., Rajani, M., Sarkar, S., & Shishoo, C. J. (1997). Antioxidant properties of the ayurvedic formulation triphala and its constituents. Pharmaceutical biology, 35(5), 313-317.

Secrets of Indian Herbs for Good Health by Acharya Balkrishnan.

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