Alopecia Indralupta Areata is an acquired skin disease.

Alopecia Indralupta can affect all hairy skin, including the scalp and beard, which is characterized by localized areas of non-scarring hair loss.

Current studies suggest that alopecia is caused by an abnormality in the immune system.


Most cases are usually reversible with treatments and a few correcting factors.

The Modern View of Alopecia:

Two types: 

  1. Scarring N
  2. on-scarring
The scarring type is associated with inflammation and hair loss, including the follicles, and makes the scalp smooth.
In the non-pigmentary type of alopecia, the hair follicles are preserved, but the hair shaft is gone.

On the basis of distribution, it is classified as follows:

Alopecia areata:

Alopecia is sometimes associated with other autoimmune conditions such as allergic disorders, psoriasis, thyroid disease, lupus, vitiligo, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Rarely does it show the role of genes where the condition runs in families? However, other causative factors may also be associated with the condition.

Diffuse Alopecia:

The most common pattern is one or more well-defined spots of hair loss on the scalp and even on the chin area. Sometimes there is a general thinning of hair called diffuse alopecia areata which occurs all over the scalp.

 Alopecia Total:

Sometimes, all of the hair on the scalp is lost, a condition known as alopecia totalis.

Alopecia Universalis:

Rarely, hair loss may occur all over the body and is called alopecia Universalis.

Concept of Indralupta for Alopecia in Ayurveda:

Ancient masters considered this condition to be under head cranial disease. According to him, the root cause is the excessive intake of Vata and Pitta (the two main pillars of the body). It causes blockage in the micro channels (Slashma and Shonita) that provide nutrients to the hair follicles and cause hair loss.

Diagnosis of Alopecia in DAD Ayurveda:

Since there are many treatable conditions that can be confused with alopecia areata, one should diagnose the condition by considering the characteristic finding of alopecia areata that is either a well-circulated area of ​​normal hair growth or normal hairless skin. with areas. Ayurveda explains the involvement of Vata and Pitta with mucus and blood.Alopecia Indralupta

Other findings that may be helpful are the presence of short hairs that possibly represent split hairs, pale areas of skin deposits at the follicular pore, small thinning hairs, and gray hairs all present in a balding area.

Other causes of hair loss are generally excluded from consideration by history and clinical evaluation, such as chemotherapy, and other hormonal treatments that may cause hair loss.

Line of Treatment: (DAD Ayurveda):

The sequence of typical alopecia areata in classical Ayurveda can be estimated based on the distribution and manifestation of the condition, along with a few factors, such as the duration of hair loss and if the area involved is large, the chances of hair regrowth are low. However, emotional factors are taken into account and some corrective Ayurveda treatments are indicated.
Depending on the involvement of Vata and Pitta, Shleshma and Rakta respectively such as Dosha and Dushya, one can treat the condition by specific methods of Snehana, Swedana, Raktamokshan, Lepa, and Chemotherapy.
Since treatments like UVR, laser therapy, hormonal therapy, and even hair transplant involve some complications it usually gives few complications.
However, this condition can be easily managed by correcting the root cause with the help of Ayurvedic remedies and medicines.
DAD Ayurveda Multi-specialty Ayurveda Hospital, with the help of an efficient team of Ayurveda doctors and well-equipped infrastructure, performs both Dash-karma treatment and medicinal treatment in the most classical and ethical manner.