Kerala Ayurveda Durdurapathradi Keram
Durdurapathradi Keram is Anti-fungal and Anti-pruritus. It’s an effective Hair Tonic.
Reference Text: (Sahasrayogam)
PRESENTATION: 100 Ml
Why Kerala Ayurveda's Durdurapathradi Keram?
Durdurapathradi Keram is an Ayurvedic hair tonic that is said to enable hair growth and to help in preventing itchy scalp, dandruff, and hair fall. This oil for Ayurvedic hair treatment is beneficial for children and is also said to improve the health of the scalp while strengthening the hair roots. Dhurdhurapatradi Tailam is based on the Ayurvedic principle where the herbs are infused in sesame oil along with a herb-water decoction. The solid waste herbs are filtered to form an oil that contains oil soluble and water soluble phyto-active principles of medicinal herbs.
The key benefits of Dhurdhurapatradi oil are:
- It is said to help maintain healthy blood circulation.
- It aids in maintenance of healthy hair.
- This Ayurvedic hair tonic helps in balancing the vata and kapha doshas in the body.
Dhurdhurapatradi Keram - Ingredients
- Tila talla (sesame oil) is enriched with Vitamin E, B complex, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and protein that strengthens the hair from the roots.
- Juice extracts of the Durdurapathradi leaves
Seeds of Dhatura metelThe average person has 5 million hairs that grow all over the body except on the lips, palms, and the soles of the feet. It takes about a month for healthy hair to grow half an inch and most hair grow for up to six years and then fall out with new hair replacing them.
The most common problems with the hair and scalp include hair loss, infections, and disorders causing itching and scaling.
- Hair loss (alopecia) is a frequent concern for both men and women, although it is normal to shed some hair each day. People who experience more than normal hair loss may have the inherited tendency to ‘common baldness’. Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men, with a receding hairline and baldness on the top of the head. Women may develop female pattern baldness in which the hair becomes thin over the entire scalp. Sudden and temporary loss of a large amount of hair may be related to the stress of an illness or recent delivery of a baby (telogen effluvium). Alopecia areata causes hair loss in small, round patches while tight elastics or braids may cause hair loss at the hairline (traction alopecia). Certain diseases like thyroid problems, diabetes, and lupus, and medicines or poor nutrition may also cause hair loss.
- Infections of the scalp include bacterial infection of hair follicles (folliculitis), infestation of head lice (pediculosis capitis), and fungal infection of scalp ringworm (tinea capitis). Itching and excessive flaking of the scalp is seen with both dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) and psoriasis.
In some cases, hair loss may occur with a simple halt in the cycle of hair growth. Major illnesses, surgeries, or traumatic events can trigger hair loss however, the hair will usually start growing back without treatment.
Hormonal changes can also cause temporary hair loss.
- Discontinuing the use of birth control pills
Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include:
- Thyroid disease
- Alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles)
- Scalp infections like ringworm
Diseases that cause scarring, such as lichen planus and some types of lupus, can result in permanent hair loss because of the scarring.
Hair loss can also be due to medications used to treat:
- High blood pressure
- Heart problems
The scalp can become infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin.
- Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.
- Bacteria cause some common infections, such as folliculitis and impetigo. Others, such as the ringworm, are fungal. Symptoms vary between infections, though most cause redness, itching, and sometimes pus.
An Ayurvedic Perspective to Healthy Hair
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian form of natural, holistic medicine that uses herbs, diet, yoga, exercise, mantras, aromas, meditation, oil treatments and Ayurvedic massages to promote good health and wellbeing. According to Ayurveda, nothing exists in isolation, ie. Everything an individual interacts with on a daily basis - diet, family, work or relationships, has an effect on health and wellbeing. The primary guiding principle of Ayurveda is that the mind and body are connected and that the mind has a profound influence over our health and wellbeing.
In Ayurveda, there are three main reasons for hair loss:
- Anyone with an imbalance in Vata dosha, or a Vata body type, is more prone to hair loss. Vata dosha is responsible for movement and transportation of food nutrients through the empty channels and spaces of the body. Excessive or imbalanced Vata dosha can result in an obstruction in the flow of the food nutrients that supply nourishment to the hair cells, leading to dry scalp, dry hair, split ends, and finally, thin hair or hair loss.
- Healthy hair also depends on healthy bones. This is because hair and nails are by-products of the process of transformation from food to bones.
- Hair loss occurs in old age, from 60 years on. According to Ayurveda, the later time of life is governed by Vata dosha, which results in increased hair loss.
One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is that the health of the body’s digestive fire (Agni) determines the type of nourishment that the body’s tissues and organs receive. This, in turn, depends mainly on the kind of food that is consumed and the quality of the environment. Therefore, given how closely interlinked the bodily systems and tissues are, hair health can also depend on factors apart from digestive strength, including stress levels, hereditary factors, personality traits and the overall quality of life. This is why Ayurvedic hair care focuses largely on rejuvenation (Rasayana), which involves deeply nourishing the body at a cellular level to promote healing and regeneration.
The 5000-year-old practices of Ayurvedic medicines for hair fall and hair damage address the internal root causes and help an individual acquire thick, lustrous hair.