What is bhringraj?
Bhringraj is an Indian herb also known as eclipta alba. In India, the plant is known as bhangra, bhringaraj or bhringraja.
When bhringraj oil is applied to the hair, it promotes hair growth, and is a natural cure for balding and thinning hair.
The medicinal uses of eclipta alba are great. Bhringraj, which literally translates to “king of hair” is used to regrow hair, and can be a natural cure for balding, also known as alopecia.
Bhringraj grows in wet places. In ayurveda, there is vata, pitta, and kapha. The wetness origin of the plant calms down the fire, which is the pitta in the inner body. The pitta is responsible for balding, hair loss, and premature graying hair. bhringraj can calm the pitta down, directly curing balding, hair loss, and premature graying hair.
The most popular form of bhringraj is when people grind the herb up into bhringraj powder. With this powder, it can be added to oil to create bhringraj oil. Bhringraj oil is made out of natural plants, therefore making it ayurvedic hair oil. This herbal hair oil has the power to regrow hair on a balding head.
Bhringraj is a rasayana plant, which rejuvenates and promotes longetivity to whatever it is applied to.
In Taiwan, the plant is used as a remedy for the treatment of bleeding, itching, hepatitis, diphtheria and diarrhea. In China, bhringraj is used as a cooling and restorative herb, which supports the mind, nerves, liver, and eyes. The leaf extract of bhringraj is considered to be powerful liver tonic, which rejuvenates, and is especially good for the hair.