*Bhringraja is a herb usually found in tropical countries and flourishes in moist grounds. Bhringaraja is well known for its use as a natural tonic to address hair related issues such as hair loss, premature greying, split ends, and dry scalp. Being that it's an antioxidant herb, Bhringaraja is known for its anti-aging properties and treating skin issues. Also, Bhringaraja has anti-inflammatory properties and can help in alleviating excessive body heat, relieve Pitta and Vata pain in the head region.
*Benefits include nourishes hair follicles, soothes the skin, liver health, promotes the discharge of bile, improves gut health, supports healthy eyes, helps to cope up with stress and enhances a relaxed state of mind.
Suggested Use: 1 to 1/2 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Eclipta alba
Family – Asteraceae
English Name – False Daisy
A perennial herb usually found spreading in moist grounds. The branches are hairy and reddish-brown. The adventitious roots are found growing at nodes. The leaves are simple, lance-like with toothed margin and hairy. The flowers are white, small and arranged in small clusters, which resemble small asters. The flowering stalk arises from the axis of the leaf. Fruits are cypsela.
Physical and chemical properties of Bhringaraj –
Taste – Pungent, bitter
Quality – Dry, light
Potency – Hot
Post digestive effect – Pungent
Bhavapraksaha – Guduchyadi Varga
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