Popularly known as ‘False Daisy’, due to the bright white flowers, bhringraj is the ultimate solution for most health anomalies. Bhringraj which comes from the Asteraceae family goes by the botanical name Eclipta alba and is a creeping herb with characteristic cylindrical and grey coloured roots. The herb mostly grows in the moist regions of India, Nepal, Thailand, China, and Brazil.
Yes, Bhringaraj deemed as a potent hair vitalizer does indeed stop hair fall. Imbued with bioactive constituents including flavonoids and phytochemicals like ecliptin, coumestans, polypeptides, polyacetylenes, wedelolactone, thiophene derivatives, steroids, sterols like heptacosanol, hentriacontanol, stigmasterol, and triterpenes, bhringraj offers a one-stop remedy for most hair problems.
Although this humble traditional herb is nowadays available in various formulations, it is the oil that is most beneficial in case of hair issues. With more and more people depending upon natural remedies to cure hair woes, you can concoct your very own formulation right at home.
How To Make Bhringaraj Oil?
5-6 kg Eclipta Alba – Bhringraj (Whole Plant Juice)
1 –2 kg Sesame Oil (Til Tail) / Coconut Oil (Nariyel Tail)
67 grams Triphala
65 grams Anantmul – Hemidesmus Indicus
23 grams Mulethi(Yastimadhu) – Glycerrhiza glabra
Extract the juices of bhringraj and keep it aside.
Concoct the paste or kalka of the herbs by mixing it with water or cow’s milk.
Blend all the ingredients, i.e., juices, oil and kalka in a mixing bowl.
Put the vessel over the flame and keep stirring until the herbs diffuse properly and only the oil remains.
Remove it from the flame and allow it to cool and settle for a few days.
Store it in a glass container and your homemade bhringraj oil is ready for use.
Benefits Of Bhringraj Oil
Promotes Hair Growth
Bhringraj plays a high significance in treating and preventing baldness. It effectively increases blood circulation in the scalp and hair follicles, which in turn enriches the roots by bringing in more nutrients through the blood supply and promoting hair growth.
Dandruff chiefly occurs due to excessive dry scalp, humidity in the air and lack of hygiene and eventually leads to itching and flaking. This incredible oil not only has powerful anti-microbial properties but also has a high specific gravity, which allows the oil to penetrate deep inside the scalp and treat dry scalp and itching.
Reduces Hair Fall
By effectively reducing Vata and Kapha doshas, it cools the scalp and reduces the stress levels which are primarily the most predominant causes of hair fall. It provides nourishment to hair follicles, increases blood circulation in the scalp, prevents dryness of scalp and hence reduces hair fall.
Treats Scalp Infections
Imbued with powerful bioactive components, bhringraj is extremely beneficial in treating different types of scalp infections including folliculitis, tinea capitis etc. Regular use of this magical oil reduces inflammation of the hair follicles, alleviates scalp itching and increases hair growth.
Arrests Premature Greying Of Hair
Thanks to the presence of haritaki and mulethi, this hair oil holds high significance in maintaining the natural colour of the hair and prevents premature greying. Henna prepared with the leaves of bhringraj is also helpful in dyeing the hair.