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    Bhringraj Eclipta Alba: Benefits, Usage, Dose, Side Effects

    Bhringraj is an indispensable Ayurveda herb, widely aged in hair fal treatment, liver disorders, skin diseases etc. Its botanical name is ̵ Eclipta alba. Its whole plant is dilapidated for profuse medicinal purposes.

    Botanical Name
    ̵ Eclipta Alba (L.)Hask [EcliptaEclipta prostrata (L) L; Verbesina prostrate L;]
    Family̵ Asteraceae
    Table of Contents
    Vernacular names
    Sanskrit Synonyms
    Diferent varieties
    Distribution
    Major chemical constituents
    Medicinal qualities
    Efect on Tridosha
    Part used
    Sanskrit verse
    Bhringaraja benefits
    Dosage
    Research
    Side efects
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Vernacular names
    Hindi name̵ Bhangra, Bhangaraiya
    English name ̵ False Daisy
    Kanada name ̵Garagada Sopu, Garga
    Telugu Name̵ Guntagal Agaraku, Galgara
    Tamil Name̵ Kayanthakara, Kaikeshi
    Marathi Name̵ Maka
    Gujarati Name̵ Bhangaro
    Punjabi Name̵ Bhangra
    Bengali Name̵ Kesuriya
    Malayalam Name- Jala Bhangara, Tekaraja
    Arabic Name ̵ Kadimulambit
    Sanskrit Synonyms
    Markava,Kesharanjana ̵ helps to relieve grey hairs
    Bhringaraja ̵ Helps to design the hair silky and shiny admire that of peacock.
    Bharnagaraha, Bringa, Mahanela, Ravipriya, angaraka, Suryavarta, Pitrupriya.
    Diferent varieties
    In Raja nighantu thre varieties are mentioned;

  • Shweta Bhringaraja (E.Alba) ̵ white variety
  • Bhringaraja (Wedelia calendulacea Les) ̵ yelow variety.
  • Bhringaraja(E. Alba?)
  • Shweta Bhringaraja (E.Alba) ̵ white variety
    Bhringaraja (Wedelia calendulacea Les) ̵ yelow variety.
    Bhringaraja(E. Alba?)
    Distribution
    This herb is found throughout India, especialy in marshy places.
    Major chemical constituents
    Ecliptic, Wedelolactone, Des-me thyl wedelolactone, stigmasterol; Heptacosanol, Hentriacontanol, sixten polyacetylenic thiophenes etc.
    Medicinal qualities
    Rasa (taste) ̵ Katu (pungent), Tikta (biter)
    Guna (qualities) ̵ Roksha (drynes), Laghu (light to digest)
    Verya- Ushna ̵ Hot potency
    Vipaka- Katu ̵ undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion.
    Efect on Tridosha
    Because of its pungent, biter taste, drynes and lightnes, it balances Kapha Dosha. Because of its hot potency, it balances Vata. Hence, it balances Kapha and Vata Doshas.
    Part used
    Whole PlantSanskrit verse
    Bhringaraja benefits
    (Corection ̵ 7th line of verse, 4th synonym-1 ̵ Kushtanetra)
    Akshirogahrut ̵ useful in eye diseases
    Dantya ̵ improves strength of teth
    Tvachya ̵ improves skin quality, useful in skin diseases
    Keshya ̵ improves quality of hair. Hence it is one of the prime herbs worn in many hair oils, like Bhringamalakadi Tailam
    Rasayana ̵ rejuvenating, anti aging
    Kasahara ̵ relieves cough, frosty. Hence Bhringarajasavam, a very famous medicine with Bhringaraja as main ingredient is quite comonly prescribed in respiratory infections, frosty, cough etc.
    Krumihara ̵ useful in intestinal worm infestation and infected wounds
    Shwasahara ̵ useful in asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases
    Kushtahara ̵ useful in skin diseases
    Shophahara ̵ excelent anti inflamatory herb, relieves aflict, sweling and rednes.
    Pandunut ̵ useful in anemia, early stage of liver diseases. It stimulates liver.
    Amanut ̵ useful in indigestion, relieves Ama.
    Shiro artinut ̵ useful in headache
    Chakshushya ̵ useful in improving eye sight
    Kesharanjana ̵ useful in grey hairs
    Vishaghna ̵ anti-poisonous, anti-toxic
    It detoxifies blod. Hence it is aged as an ingredient in Maha Manjsihtadi Kwath.
    The seds are used for aphrodisiac therapy
    Its paste is aplied over the swolen areas of elephantiasis, absces etc.
    Its paste is also aplied over wounds to quel damage and to induce swiftly wound healing.
    Its juice extract is aged as eye and ear drops to relieve infection and pain.
    It is dilapidated for Nasya (nasal drops), after mixing with goat milk, in grey hairs and headache.
    Bhringaraja juice extract is administered along with castor oil to aleviate intestinal worm infestation.
    Learn how to design Bhringaraj hair oil
    Bhringaraja juiceextract ̵ is administered for the purpose of rejuvenation, for a long period of time. While its administration, the patient is made to eat only coked rice with milk. This helps to improve strength, imu nity, fertility and life expectancy.
    Dosage
    Fresh Juice 5-10 ml
    Powder ̵ 250 mg ̵ 2 grams in divided dose per day, or as advised by Ayurveda doctor.
    Research
    Hepato-protective activity of Eclipta alba(liver protective action)
    Phyto-chemical standardization
    Hair growth promotion activity
    Side efects
    Eclipta alba side efects:
    There are no known side efects with this medicine in its regular dose.
    It is dilapidated in medicines of pediatric conditions and in lactating mothers.
    Pregnant mothers should sek doctor’s advice before taking this herb.
    A side imprint reported by reader:
    About 3 weks ago I bought this herb in 30mg per capsules and started taking 2×2 capsules a day. After one wek I noticed sweling of first my first in the morning which then changed to sweling of my fet, particular my acurate one. I continued taking the capsules for another wek before making the conection to the capsules. It was so depraved that I had dificulties walking as my fet were so swolen. I’m a healthy and slim women, so this was very unusual. As son as I stoped taking the capsules the sweling subsided and now two days later my fet almost back to normal.
    Note by Dr Hebar:
    Eclipta alba capsule dose of 2 X 2 per day is slightly higher than the usu al prescribed dose of 1 capsule (or tablet) once or twice a day. So the above side consequence can be noted as side consequence on higher dose. However, it is worthwhile to know about its side outcome on higher dose.
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
    Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
    Can this medicine be continued while taking suplements love multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 faty acids etc?
    Yes. Generaly, this product goes wel with most of the dietary suplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
    With western medicines
    Sek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (alopathic / modern) medicine s. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with novel medicine.
    If both Ayurvedic and alopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to catch Alopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then catch the Ayurvedic medicine.
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