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Benefits of Bhringraj And Its Side Effects

Bhringraj serves for several health benefits, such as; best for hair problems, controls blood pressures, treats skin problems, relieves migraine pains, treats jaundice, cures eye disorders, treats ulcer, helpful in cholera, aids for scorpion bites.

Benefits of Bhringraj And Its Side Effects

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Bhringraj
Nutritional Value of Bhringraj
Health Benefits of Bhringraj
Miracle for hair problems
Treats skin and eye problems
Relief from migraine pain
Controls high blood pressure
Treats jaundice
Treat ulcers
Helpful during Diabetes
Aids for scorpion bites
Helpful in cholera
Uses of Bhringraj
Side-Effects & Allergies of Bhringraj
Cultivation of Bhringraj

Bhringraj

Bhringraj is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is commonly known as – False Daisy. The plant possesses greyish, cylindrical roots. The solitary flower heads are 6 – 8 mm in diameter with florets of white color. The achenes are narrowly winged and compressed. The herb tastes bitter, hot, sharp and dry.

Nutritional Value of Bhringraj

The extract prepared from Bhringraj plant is rich in alkaloids and the leaves contain high amount of proteins. The plant is known for its antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, antileprotic, antihaemorrhagic, analgesic, antihepatotoxic, hypotensive and ovicidal properties. The plant contains several chemicals like polypeptides, steroids calcium, vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin E, magnesium.

Health Benefits of Bhringraj

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Bhringraj
Health Benefits of Bhringraj

Miracle for hair problems

The best way to use bhringraj for hair is by making a hair oil with it, bhringraj oil has amazing hair benefits. It prevents hair fall, premature greying, strengthens the hair roots, conditions the hair well, prevents split ends, stimulates hair growth, prevents baldness, premature greying and alopecia - in short everything that is needed for a healthy hair. This oil can be made in two ways, the first method is made by grinding the bhringraj leaves without water and making it into small rounds and then sun drying it till crisp. Then the rounds are added to coconut oil in a glass jar and placed in hot sunlight till the color of the oil changes. This method takes around 3 to 4 days for the bhringraj balls to dry and for the coconut oil to get heated up. This method is best done during hot summer months. The second method includes directly heating the paste in coconut oil. This oil has a beautiful green color and a unique pleasant smell. To use this oil, massage it well into the scalp before having your hair wash regularly and let it soak for at least 30 minutes.

Treats skin and eye problems

Bhringraj leaves are amazing for treating all minor skin related diseases as it has wonderful anti-bacterial properties. Bhringraj juice is very effective for treating cracked heels and minor skin allergies. To get the bhringraj juice, take the fresh leaves of bhringraj plant, wash and pound it in a mortar and pestle as finely as you can. Now take the pounded mixture in a strainer and press with a spoon to extract the juice completely. Apply this juice directly on the affected area continuously for a few days to see results. This juice also helps in faster healing of wounds and it is best applied when it is fresh. We can also use bhringraj while making kajal, we apply the keelanelli juice on the brass plate and place it over a small lamp that is filled unrefined sesame oil. Once the soot is collected, we take it in a plate and mix it with ghee and use as kajal. Kajal made with keelanelli has a cooling effect on the eyes.

Relief from migraine pain

Heat equal quantities of its juice and goat’s milk, put few drops of this mixture in nose. Also, mix black pepper powder in its juice and apply on the forehead. It gives relief from migraine.

Controls high blood pressure

To normalize the blood pressure, give 2 teaspoon juice of its leaves with 1 teaspoon of honey mixed in it, twice a day.

Treats jaundice

Grind fresh and clean leaves of Bhringraj with 7 black peppers in 2ml paste of leaves and give it to the patient every morning, in an empty stomach. One can give it with sour curd or buttermilk.Within 5-6 days, it cures jaundice.

Treat ulcers

Apply juice of bhringraj on the infectious ulcers. One can also tie the poultice on the ulcers. In case of ulcers and boils on hand, thumb and fingers apply its thick paste on the ulcer. It helps heal the ulcer fast.

Helpful during Diabetes

Take powder of Bhringraj and powder of flowers of babool in equal quantities. Add some sugar candy to it. Give this to the patient with 6 ml of goat’s milk. This is very useful to treat all forms of diabetes.

Aids for scorpion bites

Grind the leaves of Bhrinraj and apply the paste on the swollen area. The pain condenses on the bitten area. It also relieves the sting and poison too.

Helpful in cholera

2 teaspoon juice of Bhringraj plant if given with little amount of rock salt in it, to the patient thrice a day, relieves Cholera.

Uses of Bhringraj

Bhringraj is used to produce hair oils, hair dyes, skin disease powders, balms, lotions, cosmetics. It has its wide use in pharmaceutical fields.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Bhringraj

Bhringraz has no such side effects. Its extract is cool, this one may catch a cold. Higher dose may cause a slight burning sensation.

Cultivation of Bhringraj

Bhringraj is native to India and South-western America. It is also widely distributed in Nepal, China, Thailand, and Brazil. It is grown mostly in the more tropical parts of the country. It grows well in moist, ground-bound and clay, paddy fields, tanks, water courses, both in plains and hilly regions.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am19 years old and im facing hair fall n my hairs texture is also very thin and not growing also what shall I do? And also how to increase weight?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Hi lybrate-user To stop hair fall I would recommend you use triphla powder mixed with curd applies on your scalp, at least thrice a week. Second you can use onion juice or fenugreek paste on your scalp, start taking 1.Saptamrit lauh 2 tablets twice in a day with water after meal. 2.Maha bhringraj oil for external use massage on your scalp with the help of finger tips. Leave it for overnight. Include at least 50 gm paneer daily in your diet drink plenty amount of water at least 10--12 glasses per day. Last but not the least checks your thyroid profile as it may be the reason of hair fall. If you want to know more or any medical treatment for hair fall, contact me again.
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Amla juice is used to prevent from white hair. Kindly I need. The help of doctors to look into it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Amla juice is used to prevent from white hair.Take 1 tea spoon amla (Phyllanthus emblica / Indian gooseberry) powder with water every night before going to sleep. This should be the last thing you eat every night. This is best home remedy for white hair. It will also improve your facial glow and makes your voice sweet. Indian gooseberry (Amla) Paste – Apply Indian gooseberry paste every day on your scalp and wash after 15 minutes. It will stop increasing white hair and hair loss or baldness. To make Indian gooseberry paste just mix water in Indian gooseberry powder and make a thick paste to apply on your head. Mix amla powder, candy sugar power, black sesame seeds and dry bhringraj (Eclipta prostrata) powder. Take 6gm of this mixture every morning with 250gm milk. It will turn your white hair into black in few month if you take this medicine daily. Too much heat is a big reason of white hair so take a bath with cold water every day in the morning.

I have done fibroscan test and result shown that my liver is fatty & present status is grade 2. What can I do to reduce fatty liver. Dr. Had prescribed medicine ie. Rifaximin-550 for 2 months.

Ayurveda, Faridabad
Fatty liver is a condition where there is accumulation fat in your liver. There are mainly two types of fatty liver- 1. Alcoholic Fatty Liver Alcoholic fatty liver is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. Heavy drinking damages the liver, and the liver cannot break down fats as a result. 2. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) develops when the liver has difficulty breaking down fats, which causes a build-up in the liver tissue. The cause is not related to alcohol. Diet n lifestyle: 1. Diet which is low in fat and low glycemic index. 2. Exercise. 3. Weight loss. 4. Alcohol withdrawal. 5. Stopping unwanted medication and self medication. Treatment: 1. Yakritplihantak churna – 1 teaspoonful twice daily 2. Vasaguduchyadi kashayam 2 tablets, twice daily, 1 hour before food. 3. Triphala churna, bhringraj churna and trivrit churna with honey, twice daily.

I have severe hair fall since 10 to 15 years, hair is very weak, it falls even when combing gently with a very wide toothed comb,

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Diploma in YOGA Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Hello lybrate-user - Hairfall is common problem in present era sometime low haemoglobin, stress,dandruff, irregular diet and lifestyle cause hair fall. First you avoid stress and take proper sleep. Take ayurved treatment for proper solution - Himalaya hairzone - saptamrit loh - triphala churna -medha vati - bhringraj hair oil - pittashamak diet and life style are very helpful in hairfall. Panchkarma treatment also a option.

Baalo ko teji se lamba kaise Kiya jae actually next year meri sister ki shadi hai isiliye mujhe mere Baal lambe aur ghane chaiye so teji se baalo ko lamba aur Ghana kaise Kiya jae.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Use onion water regularly. Do massage with oil regularly apply amla bhringraj ,kalonji on roots. Eat protein rich diet. FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT.
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Popular Health Tips

Stress - Relieve It Naturally With Ayurveda!

BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Stress - Relieve It Naturally With Ayurveda!

Who is not stressed? And who doesn’t want to be stress-free? Stress is good when you are suddenly faced with danger and the body primes itself by releasing stress hormones like Cortisol for the fight and flight response. But when you get stressed a million times for nothing in a mere 24 hours, you are harming yourself in more ways than one. The consequences of excess stress are deleterious on numerous systems in the body like:

  1. Digestive system and metabolic function which controls body weight
  2. Cardiovascular system
  3. Musculoskeletal system
  4. Nervous system
  5. Reproductive system
  6. Immune system

Excess stress can also impact our mental and emotional states and consequently our relationships. What’s more alarming is that even though stress is a contributing factor in a variety of ailments, its influence is easily overlooked. This means that you must seek help to even eliminate occasional nagging stress before it wears you down completely.

Ayurveda offers an abundance of building, nourishing qualities through our diets, our lifestyle, and our daily practices for reducing the ravages of stress on your body. These are some of the things Ayurveda prescribes for dulling stress

  1. Slowing down: Since stress hormones wear your body and vital systems down, slowing down to rest, recoup and rejuvenate is the best antidote to stress. Make sure to eliminate as many stressors from your life to cut down on impact of the cortisol bolt. Choosing to prioritize things like adequate rest and taking long slow walks, also help in slaying stress.
  2. Taking a bath: A bath, especially a warm one, relaxes the nervous system, releases tension, and helps to quiet the mind. You can add Epsom salts, essential oils like Lavender to calm, cleanse and relax your body-mind. 1/3 cup ginger powder and ⅓ cup baking soda added to the water increases healing. The ginger- baking soda combination encourages circulation, sweating, and detoxification, and is also quite soothing.
  3. Practising oil pulling: Gargling with warm sesame or coconut oil helps to remove tension from the jaw and removes natural toxins from the teeth, and gums. Just sip a tablespoon or two of coconut oil and swish it inside your mouth for up to twenty minutes. Spit out and rinse with warm water.
  4. Doing Abhyanga- Ayurvedic oil massage: This ancient practice of self-massage with nourishing oils like sesame oil, calms the nervous system, lubricates and rejuvenates the muscles, and promotes healthy circulation. In addition, the oil also forms a protective sheath around the body that can help buffer your nervous system against stress. All you have to do is to massage in ¼–½ cup warm oil into your skin before a shower.
  5. Practicing Nasya: Nasya is the Ayurvedic practice of applying medicated oil to the nasal passages. This reduces stress, soothes and promotes unobstructed breathing. It also ups mental clarity.
  6. Massaging your feet before sleeping: Before turning in apply some warm oils like Sesame, Brahmi or Bhringraj to ground your energy and soothe your nervous system. This also promotes sound sleep. If you sleep well, your stress levels will automatically come down. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Baldness?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Chennai
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Baldness?

Ayurveda, translated into science of life and longevity, has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years old and has gained worldwide popularity. It uses noninvasive and natural methods and produces minimal side effects and therefore is being widely accepted.

Ayurveda believes that the body is made of pitta, vata, and kapha doshas. Any disease is the result of imbalance between these or predominance of one over the others. Hair loss or alopecia is believed to be imbalance in the pitta dosha. This leads to slower hair growth, weak hair, and greater hair fall rate.

Something that affects image and self - esteem, many would like to cure or at least halt baldness. There are various treatment options that have a dual effect on baldness - reduce hair fall and promote hair growth, thereby providing a holistic treatment for baldness.

  1. Bhringraj Oil (Eclipta elba): It is used since centuries and promotes the normal hair growth cycle in an accelerated way.  It activates a large number of hair follicles and therefore, regular application is believed to help prevent alopecia (baldness).
  2. Amla (Phyllanthus emblica): While baldness has many reasons, dandruff is one of the most important and common causes. Amla is added to many hair oil formulations because of its proven effect to reduce dandruff. It acts on the fungi that thrive on the scalp and reduces inflammation of the scalp.
  3. Shikakai (Acacia concinna): Another very popular herb is the Shikakai. Used as a hair cleansing agent by many people, it is devoid of the chemical effect that shampoos carry. The pods are proven to prevent dandruff and promote hair growth. 
  4. Tectona grandis: Another active ingredient of Ayurvedic formulations, the seeds of Tectona promote growth and development of hair follicles. Large number of follicles are activated, thereby producing thicker, fuller hair. 
  5. Cuscuta reflexa: Another reason for baldness is hormonal imbalance, especially in males. Abnormalities with androgen, the male hormone, can trigger abnormal hair loss. Adding Cuscuta has been proven to reverse baldness by promoting a better anagen/telogen ratio, where hair follicle maturation happens.  In baldness cases, maturation happens only in about 20% of the follicles. Cuscuta activates the follicles and increases follicular density.  It also manages the hormonal imbalance by preventing conversion of testosterone into a variant called dihydrotestosterone that is believed to cause the damage.

While these and various other substances are believed to reduce baldness and promote hair growth, it is always important to remember that each body will respond differently to these substances. Thorough physical examination and a detailed history should be done before starting any of these products.

Patients should remember that these are naturally giving results without side-effects. They need to be highly patient to get results and there no ultraspeed therapy in ayurveda. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Healthy Hair - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Allahabad
Healthy Hair - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

The prospect of healthy and voluminous hair is desired by one and all. Perhaps it is this unanimous wish for it that makes it extremely rare and infrequent. Ayurveda, with its advantage of natural remedies has proved to be extremely beneficial in making the hair healthy and lustrous. The various Ayurvedic medicines are:

  1. Bhringraj: The benefits of Bhringraj need little introduction. It not only facilitates growth of hair, but also prevents early graying. It comes in different forms, either as powder or in oil form, but in both forms, it is equally productive.
  2. Neem: Neem is extremely beneficial in treating maladies of the skin as well as the hair. It is commonly prescribed by doctors to treat various skin conditions like chicken pox and eczema. At the same time, it promotes growth of hair and significantly improves the health of your hair.
  3. Ritha: Ritha was always considered as the most natural alternative to shampoos. Contrary to shampoos that are available in the market, Ritha is mild and is bereft of the harmful chemicals present in the former.
  4. Shikakai: Shikakai has large amount of antioxidants as well as it is tremendously rich in Vitamin C and D, making it the obvious choice for the hair. It not only adds a natural sheen to your hair but also reduces dandruff and detangles your hair.
  5. Ashwagandha: This is tremendously beneficial in rejuvenating hair. The benefit of this herb is twofold, it not only reduces the effect of the hormone cortisol that is detrimental to hair, but also facilitates the production of melanin.
  6. Brahmi: Brahmi not only provides nourishment to the hair, down to the roots, but also strengthens it. If it is regularly applied on the hair, it inevitably makes the hair lustrous and thick. At the same time, it cures the split ends and thereby prevents further damage.
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Hair Loss - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
Hair Loss - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

More and more people are turning towards Ayurveda for their hair loss problem. Hair loss can be embarrassing and hamper one's self-esteem and confidence. When treated early hair loss can be reduced and even stopped completely.

Ayurvedic consideration:

Ayurveda believes that hair fall control is very much associated to the body type and also the stability of your mind body structure. Ayurveda considers the hair as a byproduct for bone formation. The tissues, which are responsible for formation of bones are also responsible for your hair growth. Hair fall is considered to be a problem of pitta dosha in Ayurveda and excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair problems. Ayurvedic hair loss treatment measures are known for their effectiveness. Usually the Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss includes diet, meditation, yoga, and yes, we cannot forget medicated herbal oil massage. 

Ayurvedic Dietary Recommendations for Hair Loss Treatment:

As hair fall is considered a problem of pitta dosha, you need to identify the bad eating habits that are contributing to the increase of pitta in your body.

Pitta is increased by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Pitta is also aggravated by eating too much fried, oily, greasy, spicy, sour, and acidic foods.

Ayurvedic Herbs recommended for Hair Loss Treatment:

  1. Bhringaraj: It is known as king of the hair, promotes hair growth on the head and effectively stops and reverses balding and premature graying. It helps to calm the mind promoting sound sleep. Bhringaraj (Eclipta prostrata) is taken internally and used externally as Bhringraj oil and is an excellent rejuvenator.

  2. Brahmi: This hair pack is available in most Indian grocery stores and used with curd is an excellent hair pack.

  3. Amla: Indian gooseberry is packed with Vitamin C and thus loaded with antioxidants. In powdered form it can be mixed with henna, brahmi powders along with curd to make a great hair pack.

  4. Neem: This is a natural remedy against dandruff and lice and also has blood purifying abilities. Use in powdered form with coconut oil or curd to massage scalp.

  5. RithaThese are natural soap nuts that are used for cleaning hair without stripping off the natural oils. Use in powdered form to massage scalp and wash off thoroughly.

  6. Ashwagandha: Weak immune system is one of the factors for hair loss. Ashwagandha makes you feel energized and healthier. It stops stress, increases vigor and helps regrow lost hair. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

 There are many reasons for hair loss. In such cases, medicines of hair loss will be decided according to prakruti of patient, working nature and reasons of hair loss. So, before taking any medication from a medical store or advised by your friends and family members, always consult a specialized ayurvedic practitioner.

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How To Prepare Yourself For Acidity Problems?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Surat
How To Prepare Yourself For Acidity Problems?

Acidity is related to Heartburn and Gas formation in stomach. In acidity, acid reflux or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), or more commonly known as 'Urdhvag Amalpitta' in ayurveda, there is a movement of gastric juices ( acid in nature) from the stomach into the lower part of esophagus. Ayurveda considers it to be caused by the aggravation of Pitta dosha. When Kapha is associated with this aggravated Pitta, the Acid starts climbing the oesophagus. This is exactly the hyperacidity for most of us and is translated widely as- Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Acid Brash etc.

CAUSES :

  • Excessive use of the oily and spicy foods
  • Anxiety, depression and anger
  • Irregular eating habits.
  • Consumption of Maida products in large quantity.
  • To use leafy vegetables in excess
  • Sleeping just after taking meal.
  • Drinking of excessive water
  • Not to sleep in night, long working hours.
  • Excessive intake of the caffeine and nicotine products.
  • Constipation
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Foods which are rich in fats, such as chocolates cause acidity or acid reflux diseases.
  • Excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, keeping stomach empty for long time, skipping breakfast causes acidity.
  • Other causes of acidity or heartburn are pregnancy, aging, obesity, and bad eating habit, like eating junk foods.

SYMPTOMS :

  • Pain in upper abdomen immediately following a large or spicy meal
  • Nausea, vomiting, and loss of desire to eat which may persist for 1-2 days
  • Heartburn or sour belching
  • A sense of abdominal distension or 'bloating'
  • Flatulence (burping, belching)
  • Blood vomiting or blood in stool may occur in severe cases
  • If gastritis persists there may be eventual development of anemia

 

 TREATMENT :

Home Remedies

  • 1] For an instant relief from the high acid take tender coconut (Cocus nucifera) water. A dose of 100 to 500 ml should be taken twice/day. This is the best quick releiveing home remedy for the Heartburn alias Acid reflux.
  • 2] Take the powder of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) in a dose of 3 to 6 g should be taken with100 to 250 ml water twice/day. Amalaki is one of the best pacifier for the Pitta as well as the Kapha Dosha and also a rich source of Vitamin C- to heal the bruised stomach and esophagous due to the high production of the Acid in stomach.
  • 3] To get relief from the high reflux of the acid mix gruel of rice corn, raw sugar, and honey in equal quantity. A dose of 100 to 200 g should be taken twice/day. This will full the stomach and the mucoidal layer on will protect the Stomach and esophagus for longer times and will keep the heartburn and acid reflux, away.
  • 4] Take powdere of Haritaki and Bhringraja (Eclipta alba) in equal quantity. A dose of 3 to 6 g should be taken with 12 g of jaggery and warm water twice/day- this will help you to get rid of the basic causes behind the Acid Reflux and Heartburn. Bhringraj is a herb of choice to get rid if the liver problems and all kind of digestive upsets.
  • 5] Instead of Tea or Coffee prepare a decoction from the equal parts of stem of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), fruit of Neem, leaf of snakeguard, and Triphala. A dose of 14 to 28 ml should be taken twice/day. Take it only after cooling down to the room temperature. If you dont find the taste of above one, try this second option - prepare a decoction of equal parts of dried ginger, fruit of coriander, and leaf of snakeguard. A dose of 14 to 28 ml should be taken twice/day, keep in mind if you are mixing sugar- dont boil the sugar.
  • 6] Drink coriander (Coriandrum sativum) and cumin (Cuminum cyminum) tea, it is nice when your Acid reflux or heartburn is caused by the indigestion or overloading of the stomach in a late night party.

 

DIET & LIFESTYLE :

What to eat and how much to eat is an important factor in controlling acidity. The following tips should be followed:

  • The diet should consist of milk with sugar, and a little old rice.
  • Other recommended substances are: barley, wheat, rice (at least one year old), cucumber, bitter gourd, green banana, pumpkin, pomegranate, and cow's milk.
  • Eat dinner two to three hours before sleeping time as it keeps you healthy.
  • Fibers are necessary in the diet as they help in the digestion.
  • Take the balanced diet, don't shift to the totally bland spice-less foods.
  • Eat small meals more often as it helps in digestion.
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Table of Content

Bhringraj
Nutritional Value of Bhringraj
Health Benefits of Bhringraj
Miracle for hair problems
Treats skin and eye problems
Relief from migraine pain
Controls high blood pressure
Treats jaundice
Treat ulcers
Helpful during Diabetes
Aids for scorpion bites
Helpful in cholera
Uses of Bhringraj
Side-Effects & Allergies of Bhringraj
Cultivation of Bhringraj