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10 Herbal Remedies For Premature Greying Beard!

By Kumutha

Are you suffering from premature grey hair on beard? Nothing you do is making any difference? Then here are some herbal remedies for grey beard that can help prevent greying of beard to a great extent.

White hair, be it on scalp or beard, happens when melanin, a compound responsible to impart colour to your hair follicles, overtime breaks down.

Here are some prime reasons behind reduction in the melanin count - deficiency in iron and copper, hereditary condition, smoking, stress, and anaemia to name a few.

What you need to do? Bring back your diet on track, increase the intake of protein and iron, quit smoking, exercise regularly to stimulate blood flow and avoid stress to the best of your ability.

And for the added TLC, here are some homemade masks that are known to reverse the process of greying of hair on the beard.

Note: Before using any natural ingredients listed in this article to treat grey hair on beard, patch test it first to avoid any side effects!


Amla & Coconut Oil

Amla is packed to the brim with vitamin C, which is known to reverse the signs of greying of hair.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of amla juice to half a cup of coconut oil.
  • Massage it to your beard.
  • Let it sit overnight and rinse off in the morning.
  • Do this once a week.

Curry Leaves

Vitamin B complex and zinc present in curry leaves can restore the natural pigment of your hair.

  • Take a handful of curry leaves and put them out in the sun to dry.
  • Once it turns crisp brown, grind it into a fine powder.
  • Pepper it lightly to your food and drink.
  • See a noticeable result in a couple of months.

Black Tea Leaves

Black tea leaves contain a chock-full of antioxidants that boost the melanin and keratin production.

  • Boil 1 cup of water and a tablespoon of black tea leaves powder.
  • Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes and then turn off the heat.
  • Let the solution cool, then strain it and transfer it into a spray bottle.
  • Apply it liberally to your beard and then comb it to spread evenly.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with plain water.

Cow Butter

Protein present in cow butter can help darken grey hair and make your whiskers soft.

  • Take a teaspoon of cow butter.
  • Massage it to your beard.
  • Let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinse.
  • For best results, use this herbal remedy for grey beard daily.

Aloe Vera

Allicin and antioxidant in aloe vera can reverse the signs of grey hair.

  • Mix half a teaspoon of cow butter with an equal amount of aloe vera.
  • Massage it to your beard.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse.

Close Shave

Keep your beard trim and short as much as possible. Grisly, thick beard can make white hair be twice as more visible. Play around with clean, short and sharp beard styles.


Potato Peel

Starch present in potato acts as a natural dye that can instantly darken the hair; however, the results are temporary and usually fade.

  • Peel 6 medium-sized potatoes.
  • Collect the peel in a bowl.
  • Boil 2 cups of water, add the potato peel, bring it to a boiling point and lower down the heat. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, and then allow the solution to cool and later strain.
  • Apply the white liquid to your beard using a cotton ball.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and then wipe it off clean with a wet towel.


This is yet another perfect homemade mask to prevent greying of beard.

  • Take a tablespoon of buttermilk, mix it with an equal quantity of curry leaves juice.
  • Microwave it for 30 seconds and allow it to cool down.
  • When it is comfortable on the skin, massage it to your beard.
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse.
  • Try this remedy every day.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid that can restore the pigment Melanin's activity and therefore prevent greying of hair. Massage your beard lightly with some extra-virgin coconut oil before going to bed, every night.


Eat Protein-rich Food

Increase the intake of egg, cheese, fish, and sardines in your diet. Rich in vitamin B12, all these ingredients can reverse the sign of greying of hair and are the right remedies to avoid greying of hair.



None of the herbal remedies for grey beard listed in this article can bring overnight results. It can take a considerable amount of time to see the difference. However, if no remedy brings any result, consult with a reputed doctor to eliminate any underlying medical issue.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 16:00 [IST]
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