Bhringraj: Must Know Benefits of Bhringraj, Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

Bhringraj is a species of the sunflower family. Its binomial name is Eclipta prostrata and it is commonly known as a false daisy. It grows in moist areas with warm and tropical temperatures. Bhringraj is popular all over the world and is also mentioned in Ayurveda. The plant is known for its medicinal properties and is used as an applied oil and even in various cosmetic items.

“Scientifically speaking, Bhringraj oil increases vasodilation which means widening of the blood vessels that improve blood flow to the roots and thus, promotes hair growth.”

– Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, Dermatologist, founder and medical director of Skin and Hair Clinics.


Here are some of the benefits of Bhringraj:

Strengthens Your Hair

Bhringraj, when used as a hair oil can result in effective results. It is known to strengthen hair, delay greying and keep hair clean.

Treats Skin Allergies

Minor skin diseases can be treated with Bhringraj because of its antibacterial properties. It is effective for cracked heels and skin allergies.

Relieves Pain

Bhringraj works as a pain and sting relief for scorpion bites.

Treats Jaundice and Controls Blood Pressure

Low doses of Bhringraj are said to treat jaundice, cholera, diabetes and control high blood pressure. It can be taken with curd, black pepper, honey or some sugar.


Bhringraj can be used as a hair oil, medicine, cosmetic ingredient and skin oil.

It is mixed with a lot of other ingredients and serves various medicinal purposes.

Bhringraj Nutritional Value

Nutrient Amount Per Serving(3g) %Daily Value
Bhringraj Powder (Eclipta Alba) 3g Nil


Doses generally vary slightly and depend on the various uses of Bhringraj but usually, 1-2 tbsp is enough when mixed with other ingredients.

Side effects

Bhringraj has no side effects although one may catch a cold due to its cool extract. Higher doses should be avoided since it can cause a burning sensation on the skin.

Buyer’s guide for Bhringraj

Brands available

  1. Etheric
  2. Indulekha
  3. Biotique
  4. Baidyanath
  5. Forest Essentials
  6. Herbal Hills

Where to buy from? 

  1. Amazon India
  2. Attar Ayurveda
  3. Banyan botanicals
  4. Ayurveda Cart
  5. Shop healthy
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