Bhringraj is a natural herb of Compositae family. Its latin name is Eclipta Alba, Hindi name- Bhangra, Keshraj, keshranjan, Bhringraj (That make beautiful hair like Bumblebee) and in Tamil popular with name karisalankanni.
Bhringraj Plant: Bhringraj is a small organic hazel of 0.5-1.5 feet in height spreaded on ground. Its blackish stem has too many pore branches with glands on roots mostly.Bhringraj leaves are 1- inches long, ½ -1 inch wide, rectangular or lanceolate oriented shaped and serrated. Bhringraj flower stick is very small with white flower.Bhringraj fruit is of 0.1 inch in length, double creased, and contracted from back part with pore at front. It contains too many small seeds like kalijiri small and long shaped. If you chafe the leaves of Bhringraj, then it discard black color extract.
Bhringraj is classified into 3 categories: White, Yellow and Blue as per their flower colour.
Bhringraj Chemical Composition: Bhringraj is rich in Resin and Ecliptine Acid. It also contains a natural chemical compound Wedelolactone.
Bhringraj Health Benefits
Bhringraj has many health benefits and top 8 incredible uses are mentioned below:
External Uses:In Philariasis and Adenitis, Bhringraj paste is used. Bhringraj powder paste is also applied on ulcers and wounds to reduce pain and healing. In headache treatment,Bhringraj extract is applied on head. Bhringraj extract is also used with goat milk to cure Suryavarta Rog (Headache with growing sun). In Hair graying (Palitya, Pality) and Baldness hair problems, Bhringraj oil is used. Organic Bhringraj oil is commonly used drug for all types of hair problems and beneficial for hair growth.Bhringraj powder also used as a hair dye.Internal uses:
- To cure nervous system disorders, headache and delusion Bhringraj is used. Bhringraj is also very useful in to treat eye disorders like Night Blindness, Low vision etc.
- Bhringraj extract is also used to treat digestive system disorders like Poor Digestion, Indigestion, Liver enlargement, Spleen enlargement, Haemorrhoids in colic or stomachache. It is used with castor oil to kill abdominal worms also.
- Bhringraj is also good to treat blood disorders, anemea and protuberance etc.
- It is also good to treat respiration system disorders like Cough and Breathing problems.
- Bhringraj is good to cure burning or urine or burning urination problem.
- Bhringraj seeds are used to boost sexual power and stamina.
- In general weakness, Bhringraj is very usable. Mainly it is used as a supplement for rejuvenation (Rasayana Karma).Bhringraj all parts root, stem, leaves, flower, fruit and seed are usable. In extract form 5-10 ml dosage used. Mostly used ayurvedic drug combination of Bhringraj as main ingredient are Bhringraj Tail, Shadbindu Tail, Bhringraj Ghrit, Bhringraj churna, Bhringraj Vati etc