Form: Dried Raw Herb

Did you know that natural therapies can reverse hair loss and alopecia?
According to studies, the ancient Ayurvedic herb gunja possesses remarkable hair-benefiting properties.

Hormonal swings, environmental damage, health issues, and nutritional deficiencies can all have an impact on the condition of your hair.
Alopecia is becoming a more common condition among persons in their early twenties.

Early prevention, however, with natural solutions that work holistically to address your hair difficulties, can save you money and time spent on costly hair treatments.
Continue reading to learn more about gunja's potential to restore damaged hair and how to incorporate it into your hair care routine.

Gunja Seeds Hair Benefits 1. Promotes Hair Growth

The gunja plant contains several alkaloids, including abrin.

[1] that have been shown to stimulate proteins that promote hair growth.
Furthermore, the presence of terpenoids and steroids in this herb promotes hair growth in a manner similar to minoxidil.

[2] a vasodilator used in the treatment of alopecia.
Thus, using gunja on a regular basis might give you long, voluminous hair in no time.

2. Alopecia Treatment

3. Controls sebum secretion

Excess sebum production can result in a variety of oily scalp issues.
According to Ayurveda, the fundamental cause of oily scalp is a kapha dosha imbalance.
Gunja, as a kapha pacifier, regulates sebum production on the scalp and keeps your hair from looking limp.
It also prevents a variety of scalp problems.

4. Encourages Follicle Health

Gunja has numerous medicinal properties and may stimulate blood flow to your hair roots, hence increasing follicle health.
It improves nutritional absorption and keeps your follicles from drying up, which can cause hair thinning and loss.

5. Helps to prevent dandruff

According to Ayurveda, gunja helps to balance the vata and pitta doshas, which can produce dandruff if they are inflamed.
It moisturises your scalp and prevents dry skin and itching.

Malassezia yeast overgrowth is one of the principal causes of seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff, according to current medicine.
Gunja's anti-fungal characteristics aid in the treatment of such fungal diseases, thereby keeping your scalp clean and healthy.

6. Helps to prevent scalp infections

Gunja possesses potent antibacterial and antifungal characteristics that aid in the treatment of a variety of scalp illnesses including ringworm, folliculitis, scalp psoriasis, dandruff, and others.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to alleviate irritation and calm your scalp, which aids in the healing process.

7. Protects against premature greying

Premature greying of hair, also known as 'Akala Palitya,' occurs when the number of melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) in your hair follicles gradually decreases.
Regular application of gunja seed oil has been demonstrated to drastically reduce hair greying.

8. Cleanses the scalp and improves hair health

Gunja is a good tridosha pacifier and aids in the regulation of the dosha's effects on hair health.
It aids in the removal of toxic ama toxins, which hinder appropriate nutrient absorption and result in hair loss.

9. Avoids Split Ends

Gunja is a popular herb in herbal hair packs and oils due to its ability to cure split ends and hair breakage.
This herb's phytochemicals and amino acids aid to strengthen the hair shaft, moisturise it, and prevent breakage.
Gunja reduces the need to cut your lengthy locks by healing the damaged ends.

10. Enhances Your Natural Glow

Constant exposure to pollution, UV radiation, and changing weather conditions can deplete the lustre of your hair.
This might cause your hair to appear dull and lifeless.
Gunja protects your hair from environmental damage, closes your cuticles, and restores the natural lustre to your hair.

How To Use Gunja Seeds

1. Hair Greying Prematurely

Combine a spoonful of pure gunja seed powder and a tablespoon of amla powder with cold pressed coconut oil.
Soak overnight, then heat in an iron kadai the next day.
Remove the oil from the heat once it has thickened and changed colour, and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Filter and use on a regular basis to prevent premature greying of the hair.

2. To Promote Hair Growth

1/2 teaspoon purified gunja powder, 1 teaspoon each bhringraj powder, brahmi powder, and triphala powder
To prepare a herbal lepa, combine a few drops of coconut/sesame oil (hair pack).
Apply 3-4 times a week. After 30 to 40 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.

3. Dandruff treatment

Mix 1 teaspoon pure gunja powder with 1 teaspoon each of hibiscus, triphala, and neem powders to make an anti-dandruff gunja hair treatment.
Make a paste with a few drops of coconut oil and apply to your scalp and hair.
After an hour, wash it off with lukewarm water.

4. To Treat Scalp Infections

1 teaspoon gunja seed powder, 1 teaspoon gunja leaf juice, and 1 teaspoon each haritaki and neem powder
In equal proportions, add a few drops of coconut and tea tree oil.
Make a paste out of the ingredients and apply it to the affected regions.
After an hour, rinse with lukewarm water.

Precautions to Take When Using Gunja Seeds

Gunja seeds can be poisonous if not adequately processed through the'shodhana' or detoxification process.
It can result in severe vomiting and stomach issues.
As a result, when using gunja seeds, adopt the following precautions:

Only get gunja seed powder from a reputable Ayurvedic store.

To avoid negative effects, start with a tiny dosage for internal use.

Gunja seeds are typically thought to be harmful to consume when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Before administering gunja seeds to youngsters, consult your doctor.

These may have an effect on your medication.
As a result, before utilising the gunja plant, consult your doctor about any current medications you are on.

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