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Khadirarishta | Treat Itchy Dry Scalp

Is the urge to scratch your dry and itchy scalp in public getting too embarrassing for you? Learn all about Khadirarishta, an ancient Ayurvedic remedy.


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Khadirarishta | Treat Itchy Dry Scalp
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ratnaprabha Chaudhari, BAMS, MD (Swasthvritta and Yoga), PhD (Sch), MD (Alternative Medicine), PGDEMS, PGDIHM, Reviewed on 25th January 2021

Whether it is dandruff or an itchy, dry, and flaky scalp, it can be rather embarrassing. The last thing you want is to have those white flakes all over your favorite black shirt. How can you put an end to it? The answer lies in Khadirarishtam, an Ayurvedic remedy, that goes to the root of the problem and gives you endless health benefits as well.

Dandruff Versus Dry Scalp

Dandruff versus Dry Scalp

Let’s get down to the basics. It is very easy to get confused between a dry scalp and dandruff because the symptoms are the same. A flaky scalp can be caused by dryness. So is dandruff a fungal infection? Yes, it is and it is caused by an oily scalp. It leads to the accumulation of dead skin cells that are eventually shed.

This is why your regular dandruff shampoo or treatment can make your scalp very itchy. The result is a vicious cycle and you end up with an itchy scalp anyway. Khadirarishta benefits are holistic and can kill two birds with one stone.

What is Khadirarishta?

Khadirarishta is a special Ayurvedic formula that makes use of several herbs and spices. It makes use of an ancient 40- day fermentation technique to make these ingredients more potent. A very powerful blood purifier, it is a well known ayurvedic treatment for dry skin, dandruff and associated skin disorders.

Khadirarishta Benefits

Khadirarishta Benefits

There are different reasons for dandruff. Khadirarishta attacks all these causal factors to give you a clean and healthy scalp. However, there are more benefits that people don’t usually associate with Dandruff but is indirectly responsible for tackling the same:

Khadirarishtam acts as a potent antimicrobial agent:

Now you know what causes dandruff. Khadirarishta helps reduce the fungal infection, eventually freeing you from dandruff completely. This property also helps reduce other types of infections from bacteria and viruses.

Khadirarishtam extracts toxins from the body:

There are three doshas in the body that need to be balanced in order for us to function at our best. All Ayurvedic remedies are based on this philosophy. This treatment is effective in regulating this balance and removing disease-causing toxins from the body. This stops the body from being an ideal breed ground or even acting as a host for fungal infections that cause the flaking.

Khadirarishtam prevents skin diseases:

You are possibly aware that dandruff causes pimples. Pimples are essentially bacterial infections. Thus, Khadirarishta is very beneficial in reducing spurting acne. What’s more, it is effective against skin diseases like eczema as well.

Khadirarishtam improves digestion and helps eliminate toxins that are built up:

It helps the body assimilate food better and excrete toxins faster. The result is better overall health and performance which directly affects the health of the hair and the scalp.

Khadirarishtam helps maintain pH balance in the skin:

As mentioned before, Khadirarishta uses are because of its balancing effects on the body. It is able to restore a neutral pH on the surface of the skin of the scalp. When pH is balanced, fungus or any other microbe cannot thrive. As a result, you get rid of dandruff, too. With better pH balance, you don’t have to worry about dry or oily scalp either. Your scalp will feel fresh and clean always.

Removes parasites from the body:

Khadirarishta is known as an anthelmintic. This means that it can kill parasites effectively. So, for issues like tapeworms in the digestive system or infections caused by ringworm on your skin, this is one of the best remedies.

In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, Khadirarishta use extends to building immunity since toxins are regularly removed. It is also anti-inflammatory in nature. This means, no more itching and pains associated with an itchy and flaky scalp.

When used in the recommended way, Khadirarishta benefits include better energy levels, improved bodily functions, and a lot more.

How to use Khadirarishta

Khadirarishta is available in its liquid form. It is a dark, brownish liquid. Since it is made using fermentation, it contains some percentage of alcohol.

The daily recommended dosage for Khadirarishta is 60 ml for adults and 30ml for children. It is best not to exceed this to avoid unwanted side effects.

For maximum Khadirarisha benefits, divide it into three equal portions and consume it after your meals. Mix equal parts of this medicine with warm water and consume it immediately after your meals.

Tips to use Khadirarishta

How to Use Khadirarishta
  • Avoid consuming it on an empty stomach.
  • Do not consume alcohol when you are under this treatment.
  • Make sure you dilute it with water when you use it.

There are misconceptions about Khadirarishta. Some believe that it causes drowsiness which makes it unsafe to consume before driving or work. If you have any questions in your mind, try the treatment on your day off. Watch the effects on your body closely. However, it is not known to cause any such issues.

Side Effects of Khadirarishta

There may be side effects of this treatment on some individuals. Most often, these side effects are the result of improper dosage of this medicine. When you take higher than the recommended amount, it can lead to:

  • A burning sensation in the body
  • Gastric issues
  • Heartburn

To avoid these issues and make the most of Khadirarishta benefits, consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before using it.

In no time, you will be able to say goodbye to all your dandruff and dry scalp issues. What you will be left with are a healthy scalp and a healthier body.

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