|Etymology/ Definition||केश्यं केशहितम् । अ.हृ.सू.५।६०अरुणदत्त.|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – suitable for hair|
|Implied Meaning||Substances, which nourish hair, are called Kes`hya.|
|Elaboration||Nourishment and oiliness of hair depends upon Kapha . Depletion of Kapha leads to Rasakshaya ( depletion of Rasa ). Substances in Jeevaneeya Gan`a function as Kes`hya by nourishing Rasa.|
Due to obstruction of Rasavaha Srotas, nourishment of hair is hampered. Substances like Bhringaraaja , Nirgun`d`ee act as Kes`hya by cleansing and opening Srotasa.
Kes`ha ( hair ) is the tissue specific waste product of Asthi ( bone ) metabolism. Substances like Aamalakee, Mustaa act as Kes`hya by digestion and purification of Asthi Dhaatu .
These substances are used internally as well as externally in Alopecia, early greying of hairs etc.
Last updated on June 14th, 2021 at 09:31 am