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Indian Name :  Bhringraj
Botanical Name :  Eclipta alba
Family:  Asteraceae
Parts Use:  Leaves 


Bhringaraj is a creeping and moisture-loving herb. It has a short, flat or round stem and small white flowers on a long stalk. It grows 3" tall; the leaves are opposite and lance shaped. The roots of the pant are well developed, cylindrical and grayish in color. Floral heads are solitary, white in color, achene compressed, narrowly winged and 6-8 mm in diameter. The plant grows commonly in moist places all over the world, as a weed.

Cultivation :  

Soil : 
It can be grown in any type of soil but it prefers red loamy soil, with little moisture.

Land preparation for cultivation :
First the field should be flooded with water or sprinkler so that all the weeds germinate. It should be continue for 20 to 30 days or start at rainy season .Remove all the weeds first. The field should be ploughed first and kept dry for 10 days so as all the weeds die out .Then apply 150Kg of rock phosphate for 1 acre.

Nursery Techniques for Eclipta Alba :
How seeds have to be raised
Nursery beds of 6 inches height 3 feet and breadth 30 feet length. Mix two part sand, one part red soil, and one part cow dung (dry). Mix the three items together and make a bed of the above height and size.
The seeds are sown in rows about 6cm to 10 cm gently cover the seeds with soil. Water this by rose can. They will be ready within 60 days for transplantation.

Vegetative propagation :
By using terminal buds of length of 5cm try best with out flowers. It can be planted in well prepared beds as above (seed beds) or nursery bags. The plants will be ready for transplanting within 30 to 45 days. Before planting the plants to main field water the field over night. Make small pits of 1515x15cm at a distance of 1 feet fill the pits with one part of cow dung dry, one part of red soil and one part of sand. Plant the plants and the Irrigate it. After the planting the plants into the field it should be watered 2 times a day for 5 days and after that every alternate days. If you see weeds remove the same as soon as possible.

Harvesting :
The whole plant is plucked after 9 to 10 month. The fresh plants are chopped and dried in shade. The seeds are collected when it turns black in colour. The average matured plants give 2500 Kg. per acre of dry materials.

Climatic conditions for growth as late rainy-season (kharif) crop.

Purchase Advice : The Best time to buy this herb :

December to January

Benefits of Bhringraj

  • Bhringaraj is the main herb for the hair care and cirrhosis in Ayurveda. It is believed to maintain and rejuvenate hair, teeth, bones, memory, sight, and hearing.
  • It works to rejuvenate kidneys and liver. As oil, it treats graying and balding, makes the hair darker, and promotes deep sleep. It also improves complexion.
  • In Ayurveda, the root powder is used for treating hepatitis, enlarged spleen and skin disorders. Mixed with salt, it relieves burning urine sensation. Mixed with a little oil and applied to the head, the herb relieves headache.
  • Bhringraj is also used in to prevent repeated miscarriage and abortion. It is also used to relieve post-delivery uterine pain. The leaves of this herb are used to reduce uterine bleeding.
  • The extract taken of its leaves is mixed with honey and given to infants, for the expulsion of worms. Bhringaraj is also given to children in case of urinary tract infections.
  • Fumigation with Bhringaraj is considered to bring about relief in piles.
  • Bhringaraj oil is has anti-aging properties, as it has a rejuvenating effect on the body. It is also given as a general tonic in cases of debility.
  • Bhringaraj is used extensively by Ayurvedic practitioners, for treating skin diseases and eye infections.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, the herb is also used for treating hyperacidity.

Quality of Bakuchi :

  • No specific 

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