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IPS110- BHRINGRAJ WHITE -‘false daisy’ in English
IPS110- BHRINGRAJ WHITE -‘false daisy’ in English
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BHRINGRAJ WHITE -‘false daisy’ in English

Bhringaraj, popularly known as ‘false daisy’ in English is a traditional wonder herb, that is hugely recommended for growing long, silky and strong hair. Clad by the vernacular names as karisalankani in Tamil, gunta galagaraaku in Telugu, kesuriya in Bengali, kannunni in Malayalam and bhangaro in Gujarati, this herb belongs to the sunflower family and is widely used all over the world for its immense benefits towards hair and overall health.

Bhringraj Plant Information

Bhringraj tree or Bhringraj plant is often known as false daisy plant. It is also known as the Eclipta Alba plant. It is one of the species of the sunflower family and is found in parts of South Asia, Thailand, and Brazil. Most of the farmers often consider this plant as a wild weed. The root of the plant is gray in color and cylindrical in shape. The plant bears flower that is white, blue and yellow and has narrow petals. It is mostly grown annually in warm and moist temperature. 

It is a creeper that grows at a height of about two to three meters. The Bhringraj leaf grows in opposite directions to each other. These leaves are similar to the shape of a lance. The Bhringraj plant is used as a medicinal herb to treat various diseases. 

Particularly in Ayurveda, it has been used from ancient times. Even the Sanskrit scriptures of ancient times have included Bhringraj Plant as a significant medicinal herb. The Sanskrit scriptures have classified the Bhringraj Plant into three different types depending upon the color of the flower the Bhringraj Plant bears. The types of Bhringraj Plant mentioned in the Sanskrit scriptures include:

  • White Bhringraj Plant is termed as ‘Shweta Bhringraj' – this plant bears a white flower.
  • Yellow Bhringraj Plant is termed as ‘Peet Bhringraj' – this plant bears a yellow flower.
  • Blue Bhringraj Plant is termed as 'Neel Bhringraj' – this plant bears a blue flower.

Bhringraj plant is known for its medicinal properties and it is used to treat various chronic and acute diseases. It is rich in the properties of photochemistry. The rich properties of the Bhringraj Plant are both popularly used in the medicinal and cosmetic world. 

Benefits of Bhringraj Plant

The elements of photochemistry and pharmacology when coming together in a single resource, several benefits can be derived from it. Bhringraj plant is a therapeutic medicinal creeper that can help treat health issues and also enhance the proper functioning of our body. 

Bhringraj plant for treating gastrointestinal disorders

The Bhringraj Plant helps cool down your stomach. The digestion process incorporates many interactions with acids that break down food into nutrients. This process might cause the burning problem that you might experience after overeating particularly on festivals or occasions when you cannot resist food. Bhringraj Plant consumption can help in soothing the gastrointestinal issue and help it properly function. It also helps treat ulcers particularly occurred in the stomach and intestine. 

Bhringraj Plant for treating respiratory issues

The pharmacological properties of the Bhringraj Plant can help in treating various respiratory tract problems including Asthma. Consistent consumption of this therapeutic herb can help treat breathing problems. 

Bhringraj Plant for treating fever

The anti-viral property of the Bhringraj Plant helps in treating headache and fever issues resulted due to viruses. The viral fever can itself settle down after 3 to 7 days. In this period it is not recommended for you to consume medicines as it might provide instant relief for the short term but it has a long-term impact on deteriorating your health. It helps you get relieved from cough and cold. 

Bhringraj plant for treating snake bites

Bhringraj Plant can be very helpful in treating snake bites. It has properties that can neutralize the effect of venom caused by snake bites. You can carry some form of the Bhringraj Plant next time you visit a forest area or village where snakes commonly inhibit. 

Bhringraj Plant for treating inflammation

Bhringraj plant has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat inflammation. It also helps heal wounds and cuts. Inflammation caused due to insect bites can also be treated through the application of the Bhringraj Plant. 

Bhringraj Plant for treating several diseases

The photochemistry and pharmacological properties of the Bhringraj plant helps in treating diabetic issues, the problem occurred due to hypertensive, and arthritis. The anti-cancerous properties of the plant help heal some of the cancers that are in the initial stages.

The Bhringraj Plant also helps in the proper functioning of the cerebral part of the brain and the nervous system. The plant is rich in antioxidant that helps strengthen the immune system. It also helps heal toothaches and infections, an infestation of worms in your stomach, anemia, and even leprosy.

The beauty benefits of the Bhringraj plant

The Bhringraj Plant is beneficial for cosmetic purposes. The plant can treat dandruff, hair loss and promote hair growth. The plant is used to treat acne and blemishes. The benefits of the Bhringraj plant for hair are numerous which will be discussed in the next section of this article. 

A Quick Tip: Incorporate Bhringraj Plant in your diet or use it as an external product that can be applied to benefit for several uses. 

How to Use Bhringraj Plant

Bhringraj Plant Uses are numerous. Bhringraj Plant can be consumed in juice form to gain the benefit of the antioxidant property of the plant. Bhringraj powder can be added to your vegetable or soup. The Bhringraj seed can be ground applied on the snake bites to neutralize the effect of snakebite. 

The Bhringraj oil is another form of the Bhringraj plant that you can benefit from. This oil is not edible. It can be used for cosmetic purposes only. The step by step approach of Bhringraj Plant uses for hair is explained in this section of the article. You can make Bhringraj oil at your home which will save you money. It might seem a time-consuming process that requires effort but this will assure you the authenticity of the oil. Oil bought from stores or online might not be in the pure form. 

  1. Gather the ingredients – the first step is to bring all the ingredients required to make Bhringraj oil at home. You are required to extract the juices of some of the herbs. While other herbs need to be blended to form a smooth paste.