A REVIEW ON HAIR CARE PRODUCTS AS DOOSHIVISHA (CUMULATIVE POISON) W.S.R.TO SCALP HAIR ABNORMALITIES
Keywords:Dooshivisha, Cumulative toxicity, Hair, Scalp, Abnormalities
The type of poison being afflicted frequently by the effect of Desha (Place) Kaala (Time factor) is called Dooshivisha. They are the toxins which are deposited in the body in the concealed form known for the delayed action and act as cumulative poison on the body. Ayurvedic classics have enlisted the Nidanas (causative factors) and the treatment for the manifestations which are relevant even in present day scenario. Acharya Vagbhata has mentions “Uddhwastha Shiroruha”(severe Hair fall from the scalp) as symptom in Dooshivisha which is a commonly encountered problem along with the scalp hair abnormalities which appear still in advance before the hair fall sets in. The major reason for this condition may be prolonged use of wide range of hair care products. Since these cosmetic products employ both Chemical formulations and Physical modalities, there is potential at any time for temporary adverse effects on hair fibers and Scalp skin leading to scalp hair abnormalities like hair loss, thinning of hair and breakage of hair shaft irrespective of gender which are often distressing and can have a significant effect on the patient’s quality of life. Hence this review is planned by screening classical and contemporary literary sources related to Dooshivisha, modern day Hair care methods and their relation with toxic effect of the ingredients on scalp hair abnormalities.
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