Review of Premature Graying of Hair (Akala Palitya) and its Treatment in Ayurveda
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Premature graying of hair (Akala Palitya) is a burning issue as large number of population especially young men and women in present times are suffering from this disease. Hair forms an important anatomical structure of the body which not only has protective function but also adds beauty to the face. Increased industrialization and urbanization has posed greater danger of Akala Palitya due to pollution, contamination of water, air and due to other intrinsic factors. Hair has a tendency to lose its natural color with advancing age. It is therefore natural for the hair to turn grey with age. But premature graying is a morbid condition and it makes even the young looks older. This causes a great deal of concern to the effected persons. Concept of Akala Palitya has been mentioned in Ayurvedic Lexicons along with its prevention and treatment.