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Herb Information
Name: Bhringaraj
Biological Name: Eclipta alba, Eclipta erecta
Other Names: Bhringaraj, Bhangra

Babri, Galagara, Gunta-kalagara, Kaikeshi, Karisha-langanni, Karisirang-kanni, Kesharaji, Kesuri, Kesuria, Kesutti, Maka, Mochkand

Description:

This herb is found throughout India and the southwestern U.S.

Parts Used: Herb, roots, leaves
Medicinal Uses 

Action

Herb: alterative, antipyretic, hemostatic, laxative, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic, vulnerary.

Roots and leaves are cholagogues.

Root-tonic, alterative, emetic, purgative.

Leaf juice-hepatic tonic and deobstruent

Applications

aging. The herb maintains and rejuvenates hair, teeth, bones, memory, sight, and hearing. 

cirrhosis

ear aches

hair tonic - oil removes graying, balding, makes the hair darker. Make a hair oil by boiling leaf juice in coconut oil. This is useful to remove gray hair and balding.

hepatitis

headache

rejuvenative: for kidneys, and liver. It improves complexion.

skin disorders

sleep - oil promotes deep sleep.

spleen, enlarged

uterine hemorrhaging - Use two to four ounces of leaf decoction twice daily

Roots and leaves are largely used alone or in combination with ajowan seeds in derangements of the liver and gall bladder. They have also been used as substitutes for Taraxacum, a liver tonic.

Dosage: 

Infusions, decoction, powder, medicated oil and ghee.

Safety:

Caution: This herb can cause severe chills.
Do not use without the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

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