Bhringaraja: The natural hair care solution

      Bhringaraja is commonly known as Trailing Eclipta. The herb is also known as Kesaraja as it have very good effect on hair. Bhringaraja nourishes hair and gives natural black colour and also prevents premature greying of hair.The best Ayurveda Doctor in the world Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Bhringaraja to promote hair growth and also in alleviating conditions like Headache, Vitiligo etc as the plant is found to have excellent Kesya (Promotes hair growth ) and Twachya (Increase skin complexion ) properties. The herb contains Phytoconstituents like phytosterol, amyrin etc which aids in it’s Antibacterial and Analgesic actions.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Eclipta alba     

Family :  Asteraceae 

Habitat: Himalayan region

Parts used

  • Whole plant

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – not mentioned 

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 

Pharmacological action

  • Antibacterial 
  • Purgative 
  • Analgesic 
  • Hepatoprotective 

Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Rasayana ( Rejuvenative)
  • Krimighna(Antimicrobial )
  • Kasahara(Reduces cough)
  • Jwaraghna (Reduces fever )

Therapeutic indications

  • Vitiligo (Switra)- Bhringaraja is fried in pan with oil and given internally to alleviate Vitiligo 
  • Hair fall (Palitya)- Oil prepared from Bhringaraja is applied on the scalp and rinsed. Daily usage of Bhringaraja oil promotes hair growth
  • Headache (Sirasula)- Juice of Bhringaraja is used for Nasal administration to immediately alleviate Headache.


Powder (Churna) –3-5 g

Juice (Swarasa ) – 10 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Bhringaraja churna
  • Bhringaraja Tailam (Ayurvedatarian)
  • Bhringaraja ghrtha 
  • Pancanimba churna

Morphology :

An annual herb with aerial herbaceous stem. Leaves are cauline. Inflorescence is capitulum. Fruits are of Cypsela type 

Vernacular names 

English – Trailing Eclipta 

Hindi- Bhangra

Malayalam – Kayyunni

Sanskrit – Bhringaraja 


  • Kesaraja
  • Markava
  • Kesaranjana 

Rasapanchaka of Bhringaraja

Rasa- Tikta (bitter) Katu(Acrid)

Guna-  Ruksha (Dry)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  Ushna (hot)

भृङ्गारः कटुकस्तीक्ष्णो रुक्षोष्णः कफवातनुत्

केश्यस्त्वच्यः कृमिश्वासकास शोथामपाण्डुनुत्

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 240)

Bhringaraja alleviates Kapha Vata doshas owing to it’s properties like Hot potency and Bitter taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor in India Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks. Based on methods mentioned as per Ayurvedic sastra, Ayurvedatarian prepared Bhringaraja Taila for the better growth of hairs and preventing premature greying of hair.

Researches on Bhringaraja

Frequently asked Questions

1)What are the uses of Bhringaraja taila ?

   Bhringaraja taila can be applied on scalp to promote hair growth and to prevent immature greying of Hairs.

2)What is the scientific name of Bhringaraja ?

Botanical name of Bhringaraja is Eclipta alba.


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