My Son Is 16 Yrs. Of Age. He Has A Problem Of Premature Greying Of Hair and Sinusitis. Please Advise A Remedy.

Heredity, stress, mental worries, hormonal imbalance, alopecia areata, unhygienic conditions of scalp, lack of certain vitamins (especially vitamin B12) and faulty eating habits all contribute to premature graying.

Try the following simple home remedies for grey hair -

  • Massage his scalp by making home made oil. For this boil some hibiscus leaves in coconut oil for half hour, in the end add a piece of camphor to it. Strain this oil and use it for hair massage.
  • Avoid using harsh shampoos with chemicals instead go the natural way. Soak some sapindus mucorosai pods over night and use these to wash hair next day morning.
  • Identify the cause for premature graying, if it is due to vitamin B12 deficiency then include foods like meat, eggs, milk and milk products in your son's diet. Other foods like black sesame seeds, sprouts, whole grains, pulses, fruits and dark green leafy vegetables also helps in premature graying.
  • Any kind of stress, emotions like anxiety or jealousy can also aggravate the problem of grey hair.

Try the following home remedies to ease sinusitis -

  • Encourage a steam bath or a warm shower to ease sinusitis. Steam inhaled from boiling water would also help to open the sinus blocks and drain excess mucus.
  • On the humidifier in bedroom at night to relieve sinusitis and prevent drying of the nasal passage.
  • Keep him well hydrated, ask him to drink lots of water. Prepare an herbal tea for him using different herbs like fennel, fenugreek, holy basil or saga in water.
  • Try to remove the accumulated mucus from the nostrils to relieve the condition.

answered by Dr S

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