Botanical Name Eclipta prostrata
Family Asteraceae
Origin India
Description Bhringraj is a small herbaceous plant with long, spreading branches and small white flowers. It is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions.
Parts Used The whole plant, especially the leaves and roots, are used in traditional medicine.
Dose The recommended dose of Bhringraj varies depending on the preparation and intended use. It is generally safe when used as directed.

Additional information

Raw Herb

"100g", "200g", "500g"

Ayurved Features

Formulations(Yog) Bhringraj is commonly used in Ayurvedic formulations such as Bhringraj oil, which is used for hair growth and scalp health.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not applicable.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (light), Ruksha (dry)
Rasa (Taste): Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (astringent)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Keshya (hair tonic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Kesharaj, Kesaranjana, Maka
Hindi: Bhringraj, Maka
Assamese: Bhangra, Maka
Bengali: Kesuriya, Bhangra, Maka
Kannada: Garagadasoppu, Garagada soppu
Malayalam: Kayyonni, Karuka
Manipuri: Khokching, Khokjaan
Marathi: Maka, Bhringraj
Oriya: Keshraj, Bhringraj
Telugu: Galagara, Galaganikura


Distribution Bhringraj is native to India and is widely distributed throughout the Indian subcontinent, as well as in parts of Southeast Asia and China.
Pharmacognosy Bhringraj has been used in traditional medicine for its hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and hair growth-promoting properties. It contains a variety of compounds including alkaloids, flavonoids, and triterpenoids.
Cultivation Bhringraj is a hardy plant that can grow in a wide range of conditions. It can be grown from seeds or cuttings and prefers well-drained soil and full sun.
Physical Constituents Bhringraj contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Chemical Constituents Bhringraj contains a variety of chemical constituents including wedelolactone, ecliptasaponin, luteolin, apigenin, and β-sitosterol.


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