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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bhringaraj Oil For Hair Growth

Bhringaraj Oil For Hair Growth


What is bhringraj?

Bhringraj is an Indian herb also known as eclipta alba. In India, the plant is known as bhangra, bhringaraj or bhringraja.
When bhringraj oil is applied to the hair, it promotes hair growth, and is a natural cure for balding and thinning hair.
The medicinal uses of eclipta alba are great. Bhringraj, which literally translates to king of hair is used to regrow hair, and can be a natural cure for balding, also known as alopecia.

Bhringraj grows in wet places. In ayurveda, there is vata, pitta, and kapha. The wetness origin of the plant calms down the fire, which is the pitta in the inner body. The pitta is responsible for balding, hair loss, and premature graying hair. bhringraj can calm the pitta down, directly curing balding, hair loss, and premature graying hair.

The most popular form of bhringraj is when people grind the herb up into bhringraj powder. With this powder, it can be added to oil to create bhringraj oil. Bhringraj oil is made out of natural plants, therefore making it ayurvedic hair oil. This herbal hair oil has the power to regrow hair on a balding head.

Bhringraj is a rasayana plant, which rejuvenates and promotes longetivity to whatever it is applied to.
In Taiwan, the plant is used as a remedy for the treatment of bleeding, itching, hepatitis, diphtheria and diarrhea. In China, bhringraj is used as a cooling and restorative herb, which supports the mind, nerves, liver, and eyes. The leaf extract of bhringraj is considered to be powerful liver tonic, which rejuvenates, and is especially good for the hair.

Bhringaraj Oil benefits

The most important benefit of Bhringaraj is, that it helps in the prevention of hair loss. In case, the hair has lost its color prematurely, it will regain its original color after few months of treatment. It is to be noted that every individual has three different types of 'doshas'. For instance, Vatha (mix of air and space), Pitta (fire and water combination) and Kapha (water with some parts of Earth). These three doshas form the basis of Ayurveda and once you know the elements (air, water, space etc) that suits you, you will be able to get the required medications. Bhringaraj oil for hair growth is the best option for people having problem of baldness at a very young age. Some other bhringaraj oil benefits are, that it is an excellent oil for massaging the scalp and head. It relieves the mind from stress and facilitates better sleep. Bhringaraj is also used with coconut oil, sesame oil, herbs such as amla and shikakai as hair conditioners. Read more on hair care and hair care products.

Bhringaraj Herb Benefits

Besides bhringaraj oil benefits, bhringaraj herbs also have various benefits. In today's urban lifestyle, where eating habits of people have changed drastically, problems of liver are very common. Liver and kidney are the two prime organs responsible for elimination of wastes and purification of blood. Under functioning of either of these organs has adverse effects on other parts of the body. The digestive power (or what we call 'agni') of the digestive system is restored by bhringaraj oil and so, it facilitates digestion. Smoking, alcohol, betel leaves chewing, excess of tea-coffee, increase the pressure on liver and it tends to slow down in its functioning and secretion of bile juice, however, bhringaraj oil causes ample secretion of bile juice and thus, helps the liver in its functioning. In order to improve the tone of liver, spleen, stomach, fresh juices of bhringaraj leaves can be taken on an empty stomach for a few weeks.

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