Deodatta S Bhadlikar, Chintan R Maniar


Background: Hair loss can cause psychological stress to the patient. It may be prevented if early treatment is started. A holistic approach to stop hair fall would include not only therapeutic intervention but also an active search for associated nutritional deficits.

Aim: Purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of SESA oil and capsule in different hair disorders.

Materials and Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved and Research Institute. Totally 40 individuals, (12 women and 28 men) with alopecia were enrolled. All the patients were advised to use SESA oil and SESA capsule as directed.

Results: The efficacy was assessed on every monthly follow-up for 3 months. Patients showed a marked decrease in hair fall and increase in regeneration of hair. They also showed improvement in psychological condition and secondary parameters of hair disorders. There were no adverse reactions documented, neither reported nor observed, during the entire study period.

Conclusion: Therefore, it may be concluded that SESA oil and capsule are clinically effective and safe therapeutic regimens for the treatment of different hair disorders.


SESA; Hair disorder; scalp disorder; Holistic approach to hair fall; Alopecia

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