Homeopathy for Management of Dandruff: Homeopathic Drugs and Life Style Tips to control Dandruff

Estimates have suggested that dandruff is one of the most common skin problems and it affects over fifty percent of Caucasians and Eighty percent of African descents. As per a study presented on the 20th World Congress of Dermatology in Paris, the cause of dandruff was identified to be lipid waste of a fungal microorganism which is commonly present on the scalp. Though there are a wide range of risk factors that have been identified, modern medicine still fails to explain the underlying cause for dandruff. When coupled with the correct dietary and lifestyle modifications, homeopathic system is profoundly beneficial in treatment of dandruff.

Homeopathy is effective
in management of Dandruff
Benefits of Homeopathy in Management of Dandruff

Homeopathy can help in prevention of dandruff on the scalp in more than one way. Homeopathic drugs can either be ingested or can be applied locally in crude form. Both these techniques of use of homeopathic drugs have shown exceptionally good results on patients.
  • As a system of medicine, homeopathy attempts to identify and manage the root cause of the problem. Stress, hormonal imbalance, climatic changes, etc have been associated with risk of dandruff. Homeopathy attempts to restore body’s equilibrium which in turn has positive and beneficial effects on management of the ailment
  • The localized actions of homeopathic drugs improve the texture of the skin which in turn reduces flaking and drying of the skin, a factor responsible for dandruff.
  • The systemic actions of homeopathic drugs enhance the body’s ability to absorb essential vitamin and nutrients. Deficiency of Vitamins has been closely linked with the development of dandruff and hair loss
Homoeopathy, when adequately supported by dietary modifications and corrections, herbal applications, and aroma treatment, bring about significant improvement in stubborn forms of dandruff. To see beneficial results of the therapy it is advised to ensure optimal cleanliness and good hair care.

Homeopathic Drugs for Dandruff Management

Obstinate Dandruff can
be distressing
There are two homeopathic drugs that have been highly effective in management of severe dandruff problems.
  • Graphites: A homeopathic drug that is often recommended to treat the most stubborn cases of flaky white dandruff successfully. The drug is recommended for dandruff caused due to Seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis. The scalp looks moist and unhealthy and often has an unpleasant odor. Graphitis halts the progression of the infection and reduces dandruff. Graphitis is also effective in management of premature greying of hair.
  • Phosphorus: Phosphorous is often recommended in cases of dandruff caused due to fungal overgrowth on the scalp. This remedy is effective in reducing burning and itching of the scalp, which is associated with the overgrowth of malassezia (the fungus). Phosphorus is also effective in managing hair fall associated with the condition

 Lifestyle Tips to control Dandruff

The predisposing factors that result in dandruff point towards the need for a healthy lifestyle to reduce the incidence of dandruff. When these simple lifestyle tips are used in congruence with homeopathic treatment, the problem of dandruff can be eliminated from the root.
  • Stress is closely linked with the occurrence of dandruff. Using Meditation and aromatherapy can help you relax and rejuvenate and reduce emotional stress
  • Excessive intake of refined and processed foods is harmful to the body in several ways. Firstly, the preservatives and artificial flavors result in hormonal imbalance. Secondly, refined foods are low in nutrients and vitamins and also interfere with the body’s ability to absorb these nutrients effectively. Finally processed and refined foods are high in fats and cholesterol, which tend to affect the overall health of an individual and increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disorders, atherosclerosis, diabetes and hypertension.
  • Scalp hygiene plays a crucial role. Wash your hair regularly. Don’t use shampoos with harsh chemicals to wash the scalp, instead use natural and herbal applications on the scalp to enhance scalp health.
No system of medicine can work in isolation, and the same is true for homeopathy. However its efficacy in managing dandruff and skin ailments remains undisputed.