Bhringaraj is an annual herb that grows wild alongside streams in hot areas and on humid soil all over India. It literally means ‘bee ruler’. It is a famous hair tonic for maintaining dark hair and preventing hair loss.
Benefits of Bhringaraj: Hair loss, greying, darkens the hair, cirrhosis, maintains the health of teeth, bones and hair, improves memory, sight and hearing, promotes deep sleep, inflammations, swollen glands, improves complexion, hepatitis, skin disorders, enlarged spleen, headache, worms.
Action: alterative, antipyretic, hemostatic, laxative, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic, vulnerary, tonic, alterative,emetic, purgative, deobstruent.
Scientific name: Eclipta alba.
Useful part: Herb, root, leaves.
Dosage: 250mg–5g per day or 5–15ml per day.
Rasa (taste): Bitter, pungent, sweet
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna (quality): Dry, light
Dosa effect: Balances all 3 dosas.
Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood,bone, nerve, reproductive
Srotas (channel): Circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Bhringaraaja, Bhringa, Bhringaja, Bhrngaaraka, Bhrngaara, Maarkava, Kesharaaja, Keshranjana
English: Trailing Eclipta Plant.