Perhaps not as common as Haldi, Tulsi or Neem; Bhringraj is one of the lesser known herbs and one of Ayurveda's best-kept secret. Also known as False Daisy (Eclipta alba), it has been used by many mainly for its use in making hair oil. Bhringraj hair oil is a fantastic hair treatment that solves many hair problems, but the herb itself also has other amazing health and medicinal benefits.
Bhringraj is consumed in many forms such as powder, capsules, oil; but it is most recommended to use the fresh flower. Here are the few beneficial reasons one should begin using Bhringraj:
Provides relief from pain
A fresh extract from bhringraj leaves is a popular remedy for relieving pain, swelling and inflammation- be it a migraine to a toothache to stomach or muscular pain.
It is an ideal non-narcotic analgesic for your everyday aches and pains.
Beneficial for kidneys and liver health
It detoxifies, cleanses and rejuvenates the kidneys and liver. Bhringraj has certain compounds like Demethylwedelolactone and wedelolactone, which perform anti-hepatotoxic activities and aid in the regeneration of the liver cells. A mixture of Bhringraj powder along with black pepper powder and sugar can be used as a liver tonic.
Relief from ulcers and skin ailments
Bhringraj has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral properties that help in curing skin infections and ulcers. The mere application of crushed leaves and paste can cure skin ailments, boils and ulcers.
Aids in diabetes
Bhringraj has an excellent reputation for lowering blood sugar, making it beneficial for the people who have diabetes, or having high sugar levels. It has properties that can stimulate the secretion of insulin, which helps in balancing the blood sugar levels effectively.
For healthy hair
Bhringraj oil can work wonders for your hair. Application of the oil helps in improving the blood circulation, which further helps in activating the dead hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. It also adds shine and stops thinning of hair. Regular use of this oil helps in curing scalp related diseases. Packed with nutrients, it can treat hair issues with daily use.