Bhringraj is said to be effective in treating hair loss and other hair-related problems. Many from the Western world have ultimately resorted to this Ayurvedic cure, after failed attempts of using chemical cosmetics and oils.
Bhringraj is either mixed in oil or consumed in powder form. The former is necessarily applied topically, whereas the latter can be ingested as remedies for several diseases addressed in the sections below. Bhringraj oil can be easily made at home by infusing grounded bhringraj leaves with coconut or sesame oil. However, you can also purchase a bottle in an Ayurvedic store or on the Internet.
Let’s take a look at a brief description of this medicinal plant, and the several benefits it has to offer.
What is Bhringraj?
Bhringraj in Ayurveda translates to king of hair; wherein bhring means hair, and raj means king. Bhringraj oil is prepared from the false daisy plant (Kayyonni/Keshbhring), and is also known by the botanical name Eclipta Prostrata. When used topically, bhringraj is mostly decocted in coconut or sesame seed oil.
Benefits of Bhringraj Oil
According to Ayurveda, bhringraj is known to pacify the kapha, and vata doshas. The former helps in the lubrication of joints and internal organs, and governs happiness, calmness, and stability; the latter is responsible for proper digestion and excretion. Bhringraj is more popularly used in an oil form as mentioned earlier. Let’s take a look at some benefits of bhringraj oil.
❖ Bhringraj oil is primarily used for treating hair loss r premature baldness. It also helps eliminate dandruff and dryness, and keeps hair healthy and strong.
❖ Using this oil for a few months is also known to restore the original color of hair in case of premature graying.
❖ A lot of hair care products, especially natural hair conditioners, contain bhringraj and other Ayurvedic herbs like amla, shikakai, etc. These conditioners nourish the scalp and prevent hair damage, thereby making the hair soft and manageable.
❖ Massaging the scalp with this oil helps relieve stress or anxiety, and leaves a soothing and peaceful feeling.
❖ It is also effective in inducing good sleep, and treating problems of sleeplessness.
❖ Bhringraj oil, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, is used to reduce inflammation and swelling.
❖ A regular head massage helps increase concentration and improves blood circulation.
❖ The oil is also known to relieve post-delivery pain and migraine headaches.
Benefits of Bhringraj Herb
❖ Bhringraj is used to treat liver problems and hepatic diseases like hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, etc.
❖ It also helps resolve kidney problems, and cure urinary tract infections.
❖ Bhringraj is said to provide relief from piles.
❖ Bhringraj herb is effective in treating skin diseases, eye infections, hyperacidity, and anemia.
❖ Bhringraj leaf extract when rubbed on stings, insect bites, or swells, helps relieve pain and discomfort.
Now that you know the several uses of this medicinal plant, you can purchase it online or an Ayurvedic cosmetic store.