Bhringraj – Eclipta alba


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Botanical nameEclipta 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.