Bringharaj Oil: Benefits of this magical herb for your hair
Bringharaj is a rich source of iron, Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and Vitamin D. Moreover, the Bringharaj plant is said to have antileprotic, antihemorrhagic, analgesic, antihepatotoxic, antibacterial, antiviral properties, all of which make it a truly a magical herb.
Ayurveda is a sacred text that holds many hidden, natural medicinal gems, which are said to work wonders to help maintain the overall health of your body, hair, and skin.
Bringharaj, or Bringha Oil, is one such ancient Ayurvedic treatment with countless benefits for hair and scalp health. In Ayurveda, it’s referred to as Keshraj, which in plain English means ‘king of hair’. Also known as False Daisy, this miraculous herb is said to hail from the sunflower family.
Bringharaj oil contains a combination of extracts of the Bringharaj plant (Eclipta alba) and a natural carrier oil (typically sesame or coconut). Apart from being exceptionally good for your hair, Bringharaj is said to be a great tool for detoxifying your liver as well. Take a look at our roundup of the five benefits of Bringharaj Oil.
Promotes hair growth: According to Ayurveda, this herb is believed to improve blood circulation in the scalp, and therefore, the hair roots. The roots thrive and grow with this nutrient-rich blood supply. Some preliminary research indicates that extracts of the plant may help promote hair growth. In a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (a peer-reviewed medical journal) in 2009, for instance, tests on mice determined that treatment with bringharaj extract helped stimulate hair growth in the animals. Bringharaj oil activates the hair follicles, which leads to an increase in hair growth. This also helps keep the hair and scalp in top-notch form.
Aids in maintaining scalp health: Dandruff and dry scalp can be an annoying problem. Dandruff or a flaky scalp can lead to hair loss. Bringharaj oil is dense, which means it can easily penetrate into the scalp, addressing the problems relating to a dry scalp. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and hence, inflammation of hair follicles is reduced post application. For dry hair and scalp, dab the oil on your scalp and wrap your head in a hot towel for five minutes. The hot towel will open up your hair cuticles and also activate your sebaceous glands. What this results in is deeper absorption. To treat dandruff, heat some Bringha oil and apply it across your hair and scalp at bedtime. After massaging it with your fingertips, leave it on overnight. Rub some lime juice on your scalp the next morning, before you rinse your hair with a shampoo.
Reduces hair fall: Bringha oil is known for its cooling qualities. A regular massage with it can help in reducing stress and stress-related hair loss. It also revives and fosters hair follicles, making it a natural therapy for curbing hair fall. The herb also contains important nutrients that negate the deficiency of minerals, which will result in reduced hair fall.
Prevents premature greying: Bringharaj oil helps in maintaining the natural colour of your hair and further curb premature greying. To gain the desired results, it is important that the oil is used regularly. Mix some Amla oil with Bringharaj oil and massage it on your scalp before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and then rinse in the morning. A black dye, obtained from its leaves, helps in colouring your hair naturally.
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