Bhringraj is a herb rich in Vitamins D and E and Essential Minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium, which is known to promote hair growth and restore its health.
It helps to prevent the premature greying of hair while supporting scalp health to reduce hair fall.
Traditionally, Bhringraj is also known for its ability to flush toxins from the liver and improve assimilation and absorption.
Bhringraj (Eclipta alba)
In ayurvedic medicine, the leaf extract is considered a powerful liver tonic, rejuvenative, and especially good for the hair. In Ayurveda, the plant is considered as a rasayana for longevity and rejuvenation. Studies have shown that it has a profound antihepatotoxic activity. A complete symptomatic relief in epigastria pain, nausea and vomiting in ulcer patients has also been observed. In China, as a cooling and restorative herb, this supports the mind, nerves, liver and eyes. Eclipta alba also has traditional external uses, like athlete foot, eczema and dermatitis, on the scalp to address hair loss and the leaves have been used in the treatment of scorpion strings. It is used as anti-venom against snakebite in China and Brazil.
This plant is known to have various pharmacological properties and is traditionally used in treatment of epilepsy. Phytochemical studies on Eclipta alba discovered the presence of alkaloids like nicotine and ecliptine and bio-active steroidal alkaloids like verazine, dehydroverazine, ecliptalbine. Many hydrocarbons like ecliptal, alpha-formylterthienyl. Whole plant is said to have many Triterpenene like saponin, eclalbatin, along with alpha-amyrin and beta-amyrin, ursolin acid, oleanolic acid and six new oleanane triterpene glycosides, eclalba saponins I-VI were also reported to be present in the whole plant (1).
- Bhalerao S. Eclipta alba (L.): AN OVERVIEW. International Journal of Bioassays. 2013:1443-7.
Dosage and Directions
ÃÂÃÂ½ÃÂÃÂ teaspoon mixed with honey,ÃÂÃÂ twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30ÃÂÃÂ°C) away from direct sunlight.