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Dr. PS Malik


Homoeopathic management of alopecia

Homoeopathy is a medical system which helps people acquire health from the diseased state is gaining popularity throughout the world. Patients seeking homoeopathic remedies for alopecia are increasing. The testimony of success to cure Hairfall permanently is a rapid, gentle and permanent. It Increases awareness masses and it has become very popular among them. But still we cannot stop the whiplashes that come to us from time to time.

Proper case history is vital in the selection of remedies in homeopathy. Further detoxifying remedies like Azadirachta Indica, Echinacea and Hydrastis may also be very supportive in the process of recovery. Alopecia due to nutritional deficiencies and impaired nutrition is to be managed with drugs like Alfalfa, Avena Sativa, tissue salts, etc. There are individualistic drugs for many causes of alopecia like from grief, menopause, pregnancy, parturition etc.

Although, Repertorization would be helpful for effective selection of homeopathic remedies yet some remedies are distinctively helpful in a specific kind of alopecia. If alopecia is due to skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and fungal infection, remedy is selected based on these symptoms. Along with indicated remedies mother tinctures enhancing hair growth, controlling dandruff, promoting blood supply through peripheral vessels, acting as hair tonic, etc. are usually recommended to use externally mixed with some oil for consistency.

Homoeopathic Remedies for Alopecia


Here is a brief account of important homeopathic remedies where the non-complicated alopecia is concerned.

Acidum Flouricum

Alopecia with great dryness of hair and soft nails. Falling out of hair after fevers. Children with a tendency to patchy bald areas, without a definite skin disease. But it is patchy areas of thinning of the hair rather than actual baldness.

Acidum Nitricum

Alopecia from congestion of blood to the scalp. Falling of hair from the genitals scalp sensitive

Acidum Phosphoricum

Hair turns grey and falls out early in life. Hair fall from grief, general debility, Hair thins out.

Apis Mellifica

Hair falls out in spots with burning and stinging pain in the scalp. Intolerance of heat & slightest touch.

Arsenicum album

Falling of hair with convalescence. Sometimes from skin conditions like eczema, Urticaria, herpes zoster etc. with characteristic thirst.


Hair falling with excessive dryness, itching and numbness of scalp. Low spirits, patients feels better as day advances.

Arundo Mauritanica

Falling of hair with painful root. Itching of scalp. Entire hair falls out in children.

Aurum Metallicum

Shedding of the hair copiously. Falling of hair from eye lashes. Hair falling due to syphilis and mercury intoxication.


It is usually prescribed as inter-current remedy for alopecia based on trait, past history of lung disease, etc.

Baryta Carbonica

Hair falling begins from the vertex. Hair fall from the moustache.


Hair fall mainly from the eye brows. Hair fall associated with Plica Polonica, tangled hair at tips cannot be separated.

Calcarea Carbonica

Hair dry, falling out from sides and temples down to beard with yellowish-white dandruff and a cold scalp. Hair falling from Tinea Capitis. Dryness of hair and sensitiveness of the scalp.

Calcarea phosphoric

Alopecia Areata. Hair fall in patients with hair of poor quality. Hair breaks out.


Falling of hair while combing.

Carbo Vegatabilis

Hair falls after illness after pregnancy (Lachesis & Sepia). Alopecia from general weakened condition.


Hair of vertex, sides and beard turns grey early and falls out, with matted and brittle hair. Bald patches at the beard and chin.

Hepar Sulphuris

Hair falls in large quantity. Falling of the hair and bald spots in various places on the head, with sore pimples; sometimes from chronic headache.

Kalium Carbonicum

Falling of hair, especially from temples, eye brows and beard, with great dryness.

Kalium Sulphuricum

Falling of hair, of bald spots. Yellowish or white scales on the scalp with hair falling, with dry and scaly lips. Hair falls out easily when combing.


Hair fall during pregnancy with aversion to rays of sun and sometimes with itching on scalps. Scratching causes swellings and thickening of skin. Sensitive scalp; does not want hair to be touched.


Hair falls out, first on the vertex, later on the temples, especially after diseases of the abdominal viscera and parturition, with hair turning grey early. Alopecia with violent burning, scalding, itching of the scalp.


Hair falling after severe acute diseases with itching of the scalp.

Mercurius Solubilis

Profuse hair fall, perhaps from suppressed anger. Hair becomes dry and falls. Hair falling mostly from temples.


Hair falls in handfuls with white dandruff and dry scalp.

Natrum Muriaticum

The hair falls out when touched, especially in nursing women. Falling of hair from lack of nutrition. Hair falls out when merely grasped, most on bregma and temples, but also on beard and genitals.


Rapid falling of hair. Suited well to the people whose skin is cracked, rough, bleed easily and unhealthy.


Hair falls out in clouds, as bunches. Baldness of single spot. Root, hair and scalp become dry. Hair fall with dandruff and itching worse scratching. Alopecia Areata in the frontal region, especially above ears. Falling of hair in handful, patients has desire for cold drinks.


Hair falling after delivery. It is more of constitutional than specific.

Selenium Metallicum

Hair falling on combing. Hair falls off from on head, eyebrows, whiskers and genitals.


Hair fall after pregnancy, chronic headache and climacteric. More suitable to weak women with yellow complexion, bearing down sensation and tendency to abortion.


Scalp sensitive to touch, even to hat; resulting in tearing pains. Premature baldness. Hair falls when combed.


Hair falling with dry, cold and hard scalp, worse washing. Scalp sore to touch, itching violently, and worse in the evening, when getting warm in bed. Alopecia with dandruff.


More suited to the people of syphilitic nature; usually prescribed based on Miasmatic presentation of the patient. Profuse hair fall, in spots, with white scaly dandruff and dry scalp.

Thuja Occidentalis

Thin hair, grows slowly, splits and falls off. White scaly dandruff.

Vinca minor

Hair falls out and is replaced by grey hair. Falling of the hair with great itching of the scalp. Eczema of scalp and face, matted hair and offensive odour. A crust is formed, the discharge is retained underneath and causes the hair to fall out or to mat together, forming the Plica Polonica.

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