Botanical name – Eclipta alba
Family name – Asteraceae
English name – Trailing eclipta
Common name – Bhringaraj
Synonyms – Markava, Kesharaja, Kesharanjana
Habit – It is annual-perennial herb.
Useful Parts: Whole plant especially roots and leaves.
Common Uses: Analgesic and pain killer, rejuvenator of skin and eyes, anti aging, blood purifier, appetizer, digestive, liver stimulant, diaphoretic and febrifuge. It acts as a tonic for eyes, brain, intestines, liver, and spleen.
Product description – It is a main ingredient in Bhringraja hair oil and Ashoka Ghee.
Indications – Head massage is advised with Bringaraja oil in premature graying of hairs, falling of hairs. It is used externally as paste for skin disorders, oedema and ulcers and internally in headache, general weakness, giddiness, jaundice, intestinal worms, anemia, fever, disorders related to blood, hepatomegaly and spleenomegaly.