Uses Of Bhringraj (Guntakalagara)

Bhringraj is one of the distinguished medicinal herbs used in preparation of ayurvedic medicines. It is one of the prominent herbs used as an ayurvedic medicine for treatment of Hair loss, premature greying, ect. It is mainly used as an ayurvedic tonic for hair care. It is a small annual plant found in wet land throughout India. All the parts of the plant are used for medicinal preparations. It is used for the treatment of devitalized hair. Bhringraj is used along with other herbs such as amla, shikakai as a hair rinse and conditioner. It is also used with oils such as coconut oil and sesame oil for the preparation of hair oils for conditioning oil treatment. Bhringraj oil when massaged on to the scalp, gives a calming effect and promotes a good sleep.


Bhringraj is used in the preparation of ayurvedic soaps, and body wraps. Bhringraj has a bitter and pungent taste. It is mainly used for pacifying Kapha and Vata in ayurvedic treatment. The extract obtained from Bhringraj has an alkaloid called ecliptine. The extract obtained is resinous in nature. The leaves of Bhringraj plant are rich in protein. Bhringraj herb is also used in the treatment of liver ailments. It protects the liver from toxic substances, and it is also used in the treatment of hepatic disorders such as jaundice, liver cirrhosis, ect.

Bhringraj is used in the treatment of skin diseases and also in the treatment of eye infections. Bhringraj is also beneficial for the treatment of anemia. Bhringraj is used in treatment of hyperacidity. It has anti-inflammatory properties. The paste obtained by mincing the fresh leaves of Bhringraj is used for application on insect bites, stings, and other swellings. Bhringraj is used in the preparation of a Rasa called Sootshekar Rasa. This ayurvedic medicine is used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and symptoms of chronic acidity. Bhringraj is used as a restorative and rejuvenative medicine in ayurveda. It is used as a tonic for keeping the body healthy and fit. Bhringraj is also used in the treatment of night blindness and syphilis.

Uses in Treatment of Diseases

Bhringraj is used in ayurvedic treatment for the prevention of repeated miscarriage and abortion. It is also used to relieve post delivery uterine pain. The decoction prepared from the leaves of this herb is used to reduce uterine bleeding. The extract obtained from the leaves of this plant is mixed with honey and given to infants for expulsion of worms. Fumigation with Bhringraj is considered beneficial for relief of piles. This herb is also considered to have anti aging properties. It is used as a general tonic in case of debility. The juice of the leaves of Bhringraj is given for children for the treatment of respiratory tract infections.