Botanical name – Eclipta alba
Family name – Asteraceae
English name – Trailing eclipta
Common name – Bhringaraj
Synonyms – Markava, Kesharaja, Kesharanjana
Habit – It is an annual-perennial herb.
Useful Parts: Whole plant especially roots and leaves.
Common Uses Analgesic and pain killer, rejuvenator of skin and eyes, anti-aging, blood purifier, appetizer, digestive, liver stimulant, diaphoretic, and febrifuge. It acts as a tonic for the eyes, brain, intestines, liver, and spleen.
Product description – It is the main ingredient in Bhringraja hair oil and Ashoka Ghee.
Indications – Head massage is advised with Bringaraja oil in premature graying of hairs, falling of hairs. It is used externally as a paste for skin disorders, and ulcers and internally in headache, general weakness, giddiness, jaundice, intestinal worms, anemia, fever, disorders related to blood, hepatomegaly, and spleenomegaly.