Bhringraj (Maka)


Bhringraj Scientific Name

Eclipta prostrata

Bhringraj Other Names

English: False Daisy
Hindi: Bhangra, Bhanagaraiya
Sanskrit: Maka

What is Bhringraj?

Bhringraj belongs to a plant known as False Daisy. It is from the sunflower family and grows best in moist places like Thailand, India and Brazil. Bhringraj aka Kesharaj (means King of the Hair) as it promotes hair growth and prevents greying. It is also used in Ayurveda for its protein, vitamin and antioxidant content that protects the body against many infections.
Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Bhringraj powder is often used in managing cholesterol levels and preventing heart diseases. It also protects the liver cells against damage caused by free radicals. Bhringraj has diuretic properties and consuming Bhringraj leaf powder is found to be helpful in managing urinary complications.

Common forms of Bhringraj

Juice, Powder, Capsule, Tablet, Oil

Bhringraj is commonly used for:

  • Anger and Hostility
  • Treating liver disorders
  • Curing indigestion
  • Boosting immunity
  • Treating and managing Diabetes
  • Anti-aging property
  • Overall hair care, preventing hair fall, split ends, greying etc.
  • Treating weak eyesight
  • Stress
  • Preventing and treating Baldness
  • Correcting and preventing dehydration
  • Treating toothache

Bhringraj Dosage

Oil: 3-5 Drop
Juice: 5-10 ml per day
Powder: 2-3 gram twice a day
Capsule: 1-2 twice a day
Tablet: 1-2 twice a day

Bhringraj Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: High dosage can cause stomach problems
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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