Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba)
Bhringraj or Eclipta Alba is a small herb which is simply miracle in itself. In the last few years there has been an exponential growth of this herb in the field of herbal medicine and this herb is gaining popularity both in developing and developed countries because of its natural origin and less side effects. In Sanskrit this herb is known as 'Bhringraja' or as 'Keshraj' which means 'King of Hair'. This herb is commonly called 'False Daisy'. In Ayurveda Bhringraj is considered to be rasayana herb for longevity and rejuvenation. Main principle of Ayurveda is to balance tridosha and this herb works wonderfully on tridosha and maintain their balance. There are four varieties of this herb based on it's colour yellow, white, blue and red. This herb is rich in chemical compound called 'Ecliptine'. Leaves of this plant are rich in proteins and extract is resinous in nature.
Latin name – Eclipta Alba
Common name – False daisy
Hindi name – Bhangra, Bhangaraiya
Kannada name – Garagada soppu, Garga
Telugu name – Kayanthakara, Kaikeshi Marathi name – Maka
Gujarati name – Bhangaro
Bengali name – Kesuriya
Punjabi name – Bhangra
Malayalam name – Jala bhangara, Tekaraja
Arabic name – Kadimulabit
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter)
Guna (qualities) – Rooksha (dryness), Laghu (light to digest)
Veerya- Ushna – Hot potency
Vipaka- Katu – undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
Benefits of Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba): According to Ayurveda Bhringraj is one of the most popular herb for caring hair, It is maintain, rejuvenate and promote health of hair.
It's leaves extract support and rejuvenate liver and kidney and beneficial for treating hepatitis and cirrhosis and other liver disorders.
Eclipta has anti- aging properties and rejuvenates the body, as Bhringraj act as a powerful antioxidant and Rejuvenator which enhances overall functioning of the body.
Eclipta effectively used in hyper acidity and skin diseases. it’s fresh juice is very effective for treating cracked heels, minor skin allergies, and wound healing.
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