In most scenarios, gray hair is the result of the aging process and involves the loss of melanin in the hair. Homeopathic remedies have not been widely researched for graying hair, so their effectiveness is without scientific support. However, some homeopathic remedies are available that may help reduce gray hair.
As a general note, homeopathic remedies are based on the philosophy that “like treats like.” Homeopathic remedies can be made from herbs, but it is the extensive dilution of the herb with a liquid or oil that constitutes a “homeopathic remedy” according to Guide2herbalremedies.com. In turn, Jihna gourd or the ribbed gourd is an Indian homeopathic remedy that can help stimulate your follicles and help restore pigment to the hair.
You must first properly prepare the Jihna gourd prior to massaging it in to your scalp. Proper preparation involves first drying the gourd and diluting it potency by soaking the gourd in coconut oil for a few days. The soaking creates a dark mixture that you gently massage into the scalp. Rinse with water and closely monitor the hair to determine if this homeopathic treatment is effective on your graying hair.
Lycopodium Clavatum and Phosphoricum Acidum
According to homeoint.org, lycopodium clavatum is effective at treating and preventing graying hair. It is a derivative of club moss spores, which are ground up and mixed into a solution of various potencies. Lycopodium clavatum is effective both in low doses and higher doses. Expect to have mild digestive discomfort from the lycopodium clavatum. After three to four months of use, you should see results from the remedy and fewer gray hairs.
Phosphoricum acidum is a homeopathic remedy that is ideal for individuals who have premature graying. According to homeopathy.com, the graying is the result of being overly exhausted, having an acute disease, or being overly stressed. The acid functions by eliminating the “acid debility” that is the underlying cause of premature graying, according to homeopathy.com.