You may know Bhringraj by its botanical name, Eclipta alba.
However you choose to refer to it, Bhringraj is an important Ayurvedic herb. It’s widely used in hair loss treatments, liver disorders, skin diseases and more. The entire plant (root, stem and leaf) is used for various medicinal purposes.
Though Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba) is known for its numerous medicinal properties, it has been specifically used for ages for improving hair growth1,2, preventing premature greying and maintaining hair color.
When used correctly, it helps in reducing hair loss and accelerating hair growth.1,2
Bhringaraj Oil Benefits
- The cooling action of Bhringaraj oil, also called Bringaraj Tail, helps in reducing headaches and stress.
Regular head massage improves blood circulation on the scalp and also fights against dandruff and dry scalp problems.
Regular use also makes hair stronger and healthier.
Bhringraj balances Kapha and Vata dosha. Its pungent, bitter taste, along with its dryness and lightness balances Kapha Dosha. Its hot potency balances Vata.
How To Make Bhringraj Oil
Make this homemade Bhringaraj oil for hair growth, to prevent premature greying and to nourish the hair. You may also enjoy these hair care tips and DIY hair masks you can make at home. They also help with hair loss.
You will need…
1 cup cold pressed coconut oil
1 cup curry leaves
1 cup Bhringaraj leaf or powder
2 tablespoons dried Hibiscus flowers
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
- Wash the curry leaves and Bhringaraj. Let dry.
- Coarse grind them together along with hibiscus and fenugreek seeds.
- Heat coconut oil in a thick kadai or frying pan, add the ground mixture and allow it to boil over a low flame.
- Let cool. Strain the oil leaving the residue behind.
- Store in a clean dry bottle.
1 Datta, K., A. T. Singh, A. Mukherjee, B. Bhat, B. Ramesh, and A. C. Burman. “Eclipta Alba Extract with Potential for Hair Growth Promoting Activity.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 30 July 2009. Web. 18 July 2017.
2 Roy, R. K., M. Thakur, and V. K. Dixit. “Hair Growth Promoting Activity of Eclipta Alba in Male Albino Rats.” Archives of Dermatological Research. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2008. Web. 18 July 2017.