Rubrics and medicines for hair fall in Kent and Kneer repertory of Homoeopathy

Dr Roopali Sharma

Hair loss is often distressing and can have a significant effect on the patient’s quality of life. Patients may present to their family physician first with diffuse or patchy hair loss. Scarring alopecia is best evaluated by a dermatologist. No scarring alopecia’s can be readily diagnosed and treated in the family physician’s office. Androgentic alopecia can be diagnosed clinically and treated with minoxidil. Alopecia areata is diagnosed by typical patches of hair loss and is self-limited. Tinea capitis causes patches of alopecia that may be erythematous and scaly and must be treated systemically. Telogen effluvium is a nonscarring, noninflammatory alopecia of relatively sudden onset caused by physiologic or emotional stress. Once the precipitating cause is removed, the hair typically will regrow. Trichotillomania is an impulse-control disorder; treatment is aimed at controlling the underlying psychiatric condition. Trichorrhexis nodosa occurs when hairs break secondary to trauma and is often a result of hair styling or overuse of hair products. Anagen effluvium is the abnormal diffuse loss of hair during the growth phase caused by an event that impairs the mitotic activity of the hair follicle, most commonly chemotherapy. Physician support is especially important for patients in this situation.

KEYWORDS-Kent’s Repertory, Knerr repertory, Hair care, Homoeopathy.

Alopecia is the absence or loss of hair in an area where it is expected to be present. This condition can be localized or diffuse, temporary or permanent, and affect both sexes and all age groups. Alopecia is a sign or symptom arising from heterogeneous etiologies and is broadly classified as nonscarring, the most common, and scarring (cicatricial). Patients may present with significant distress, diminishing their quality of life. A detailed history, physical examination, and focused evaluation are necessary to determine the underlying cause, which will guide the decision-making process for the most appropriate management for the best outcomes. Of note, the nomenclature in the literature typically uses nonscarring rather than non-cicatricial and varies between scarring and cicatricial. We will use nonscarring and scarring for simplicity, except when cicatricial is part of the named disorder. This activity focuses on the most common types of nonscarring and scarring alopecias


  1. Genetics- Genetics play a major role in determining the condition of your hair when you grow older. With initial involvement, you may still possess good hair despite having bad genes.
  2. Hormonal Changes- Hormonal imbalances may cause thinning of hair. Hair mainly goes through a growth phase (Anagen) and a resting phase (Telogen). Because of hormonal imbalances, the anagen period becomes shorter and the telogen stage increases. Sometimes, you may face hair loss due to stress, medical effects, emotional disturbance, and so on.
  3. Lack of Proper Nutrition- Lack of proper nutrition also contributes to hair loss.  Hair strands are made up of protein. If your diet doesn’t have adequate protein, then your hair will not grow properly. Biotin, Folic acid, minerals, and vitamins will stimulate hair growth and follicles.

Can Homeopathy Offer Better Treatment for Hair Loss?
Homeopathy medicines not only treat the symptoms but also find out the exact causes of the disease. It heals the patient internally. Homeopathy believes any disease is a result of an off-balance of the individual and not just a local disturbance. Thus, these medicines cure a person internally rather than just treating the symptoms of the condition. Homeopathy follows a holistic approach and the results are effective and long-lasting. The disease generally never comes back if you treat yourself with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy for hair loss treats everyone separately and the treatment is decided based on individual assessment.

The best Homoeopathic Medicine for Hair Regrowth and Hair Fall: 

  1. Silicea : This is the most prescribed homeopathy medicine by experts. It is made of human tissues and sandstones. This medicine strengthens your hair, removes dryness from your hair, offers complete nourishment to the hair, and stimulates hair growth. This is one of the 12 tissue cell salts in homeopathy.
  2. Kalium Carbonicum : This is another popular homeopathy medicine that is derived from compounds that Egyptians used to prepare glass. This medicine is highly recommended by homeopathy doctors for stopping hair thinning and brittle hair. Thus, it promotes hair growth. This medicine is ideal for those people who are reserved and conventional.
  3. Lycopodium : To prevent premature balding, homeopathy practitioners often prescribe this medicine. This medicine is also beneficial for pregnant women and new mothers who are suffering from hair loss. This medicine is also advantageous for men. People who have low confidence may get benefits from this medicine. This medicine is prepared by distilling the spores of evergreen plants like club moss.
  4. Natrum Muriaticum : This medicine is prepared from sodium chloride or table salt. This medicine is useful in treating hair loss due to dandruff, dry crusts on the scalp, or hair loss due to skin disorders or menstrual disorders. If you are suffering from hair loss due to hormonal imbalance, then this medicine is extremely beneficial. This is commonly recommended to those who are sensitive and expressive.
  5. Phosphorus : This is another powerful medicine for improving hair growth. It promotes regrowth in those places where a plethora of hair is lost at a time. This is also suggested for people who are suffering from hair loss due to dandruff and other minor scalp problems.
  6. Kali Sulphuricum : You may get this medicine both in liquid and tablet forms. This medicine is also effective in treating hair loss due to dandruff. This medicine contains sulfur which is excellent for overall hair growth. But don’t use it more than two times a day. Moreover, don’t take this medicine continuously for more than two weeks.
  7. Mezereum : Sometimes you may get hair fall due to skin infections like psoriasis and dandruff. This medicine is effective in treating these problems and improves your hair growth. By using it regularly, you may get positive results.
  8. Graphites : If you are experiencing patchy baldness on the scalp or hair falling from the sides, then this medicine could be your best choice. Due to excess humidity, you may get an itchy scalp and small eruptions occur on your scalp. This may lead to hair loss. This medicine prevents hair loss and improves these conditions.
  9. Fluoric Acid : This is a hair regrowth medicine that is useful against diseases like Alopecia, brittle hair, vertex baldness, idiopathic hair fall, tangled hair, and so on. It enhances hair volume and stimulates hair growth.
  10. Kali Carbonium : If you are experiencing hair fall from the roots, then to treat the damaged roots, you must use this root nourishing medicine. This medicine prevents hair loss and gives you thick, lustrous, and wholesome hair.

Important Rubrics Of Knerr Repertory Related To Hairfall.

  • Hair baldness: Especially on crown: BAR-C.
  • circular patch: LYC
  • spots: HEP.
  • covered with short woolly hair: Vinc.
  • Circumscribed spot on front, covered with herpes: Graph.
  • as large as a silver dollar, left side (after gonorrhoea): KALI-S.
  • Spot over right parietal: Cupr-s
  • Premature: Sil
  • Vertex, in mergin:CALC.
  • bristling when chilled:Calc.
  • brushing, painful: Carbn- s.
  • sneezing: Sil.
  • does not bear combing:ASAR.
  • Can’t be combed smooth: Borx.
  • Dry breaks off and falls out: FL-AC.
  • in cholera: CALC.
  • in chorea: Thuj.
  • falling out in bunches: PHOS.
  • children: Arund.
  • circular patches, which become rough and dirty:ARS.
  • handfuls, when combing: Sulph.
  • after severe, acute disease: Manc.
  • front part of head: Ars.
  • handfuls: MEZ.
  • grief and sorrow or after fevers:PH-AC
  • after mortification: IGN.
  • more on occiput: CARB-V.
  • pregnancy: LACH.
  • on sides and temples: MERC.
  • spots: FL-AC.
  • single spots and white hair grows: VINC.
  • vertex, in megrim:CALC.

 Important Rubrics In Kent’s Repertory Related to Hairfall.

  • [Head]hair; dryness
  • [Head]hair; falling
  • [Head]hair; Falling: grief, from
  • [Head]hair; falling: handfuls, in
  • [Head]hair; Falling: Menopause
  • [Head]hair; Falling: Parturition, after
  • [Head]hair; Falling: Pregnancy, during
  • Head]hair; Falling: Spots in
  • Head]hair; Falling: Forehead
  • Head]hair; Falling: Occiput, on
  • [Head]hair; Falling: Temples
  • [Head]hair; Baldness
  • [Head]hair; Baldness: Patches


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Dr Roopali Sharma
MD Scholar (Department of Homoeopathic Repertory and Case Taking)
Govt.Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital,Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh)462003 .

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