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Eclipta Alba

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Also known as mahabhringraj, mahabhringraj oil, bhringaraj, bhringraja, kehraj or karisalankanni, it has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, Unani herbal medicine, and Chinese medicine.

Most people, who are aware of eclipta alba, use  mahabhringraj oil to combat hair loss, and they are having astounding success. Eclipta alba does have the amazing property of restoring a full head of hair to sufferers of female hair loss, and it will restore damaged hair to youthful glory. However, treating hair loss in women and men is only the beginning of what this amazing herb can do.

Bhringaraj has been used for a wide range of conditions, including detoxification (especially liver detoxification), purification, combating swelling, inflammation, skin conditions, many diseases of aging, and much more. In fact, so much more that we have created an entire section to discuss how ancient, natural remedies have brought relief to people before modern medicine. Click on Conditions to learn more about mahabhringraj oil which is commonly called bhringraj oil.

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Eclipta alba – a future drug against high blood pressure?

Diuretic, Hypoten­sive, and Hypoc­ho­les­terolemic Effects of Eclipta alba in Mild Hyper­ten­sive Sub­jects1. Eclipta alba is a ancient med­i­c­i­nal plant, most widely used in the Indian sub­con­ti­nent. It has been used for cen­turies for a wide spec­trum of med­ical con­di­tions, includ­ing infec­tion, inflam­ma­tion, fever, con­sti­pa­tion and as a rem­edy for liver protection. In a research study from 2007, researchers eval­u­ated the poten­tial of Eclipta alba to treat hyper­ten­sion – high blood pres­sure, a com­mon dis­ease in the west­ern world. Sixty males with high blood pres­sure and a seden­tary life-style were enrolled into a clin­i­cal trial in India. They were sep­a­rated into two groups; the first group received six cap­sules con­tain­ing Eclipta extract a day (treat­ment group), the sec­ond group received the same num­ber of cap­sules, but with a placebo, i.e. there was no Eclipta extract in them (placebo or con­trol group). The clin­i­cal trial was ran­dom­ized, the par­tic­i­pants could not and did not know whether they had received Eclipta cap­sules or a placebo. The vol­un­teers in the study were fol­lowed for sixty days and their health reg­u­larly eval­u­ated. There were no impor­tant dif­fer­ences in the first weeks between the two groups. How­ever, all par­tic­i­pants were exam­ined on the 45th day of the study and patients in the treat­ment group had sig­nif­i­cantly lower blood pres­sure com­pared to their ini­tial val­ues at the time of enroll­ment. Not sur­pris­ingly, patients on placebo had no mea­sur­able drop in blood pres­sure. On a follow-up visit fif­teen days later, the blood pres­sure in treated par­tic­i­pants dropped even fur­ther and was within the nor­mal, ref­er­ence value range for healthy people. In other words, Eclipta alba pro­vided ade­quate treat­ment...

Eclipta alba as a painkiller — Scientific Research

Anal­gesic Stud­ies on Total Alka­loids and Alco­hol Extracts of Eclipta alba (Linn.) Hask1. Eclipta Alba has been tra­di­tion­ally used in folk cul­ture as a rem­edy against pain and inflam­ma­tion, but no study has ever ver­i­fied Eclipta’s effi­cacy in pain and inflam­ma­tion man­age­ment. Researchers from Mum­bai in India per­formed a  study on ani­mals to eval­u­ate whether Eclipta alba has pain-killing, anal­gesic, actions on the body. Inves­ti­ga­tors used lab­o­ra­tory mice and divided them into five groups. The first group con­sisted of mice that received a placebo – nor­mal saline, which has no known anal­gesic effects. Mice in the sec­ond group were treated with a stan­dard painkiller, either aspirin or codeine, both com­monly pre­scribed and used. Ani­mals from the third and fourth group received a low-dose or high-dose Eclipta alba alco­hol extract, respec­tively, and mice from the fifth group were treated with a chlo­ro­form Eclipta extract, referred as a total alka­loid solu­tion. Researchers used three dis­tinct exper­i­ments to deter­mine the level of pain and dis­com­fort asso­ci­ated with it and in every exper­i­ment, mice from all five groups were tested and compared. In the first exper­i­ment, they clipped mice tail with a bull­dog clip and mea­sured the time lag before respond­ing to the painful stim­u­lus. Nor­mally, a mouse responds by bit­ing the clip or the tail near the loca­tion of the pain. Admin­is­tra­tion of aspirin and low-dose Eclipta extract dou­bled the response time, indi­cat­ing that both reme­dies were suc­cess­ful in ame­lio­rat­ing pain. Treat­ment with high-dose Eclipta extract and total alka­loids tripled the response time, doc­u­ment­ing that the anal­gesic effect of Eclipta is dose-depandant. In the next exper­i­ment, they bathed the tails in hot water...

Eclipta Alba and Hair Loss — Scientific Research

Hair growth pro­mot­ing activ­ity of Eclipta alba in male albino rats1 Eclipta alba also known as Bhringraj, is a med­i­c­i­nal herb with a tra­di­tional claim of hair growth pro­mo­tion. This was tested in a research exper­i­ment from 2008 in India. The main pur­pose of the study was to eval­u­ate whether Eclipta in fact has a poten­tial to pro­mote hair growth and test is as a rem­edy for hair loss. Male rats had hair shaved over the bel­lies and were ran­domly assigned into six groups; each group of rats received a dif­fer­ent test sam­ple applied over the shaved skin. The first group con­sisted of rats receiv­ing an oint­ment con­tain­ing no active ingre­di­ents, this group was used as a con­trol group. The sec­ond and third group  received an oint­ment con­tain­ing a 2% and 5% alco­hol Eclipta extract, respec­tively. The fourth and fifth group had a 2% and 5% petro­leum Eclipta extract applied, respec­tively, and the last, sixth, group received an oint­ment con­tain­ing minox­i­dil which is com­monly used by der­ma­tol­o­gists to restore hair growth in men with baldness. A small piece of skin over the belly was sub­se­quently removed every few days and exam­ined under a micro­scope to eval­u­ate for hair growth. It resumed in the sec­ond week in the untreated, con­trol group and on the sixth day in rats treated with monox­i­dil. The fastest restora­tion of hair growth was observed in rats treated with the 5% Eclipta petro­leum extract; these rats had hair grow­ing from the fifth day on, whereas rats treated with the 2% petro­leum Eclipta extract from the sixth day on, sim­i­lar to minoxidil. Treat­ment with the alco­hol Eclipta extract...

Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

The leaves and roots of the eclipta alba plant, also known as false daisy, are pow­er­ful nat­ural reme­dies for a vari­ety of ail­ments. Whether you are suf­fer­ing from hair loss, grey­ing hair or many of the other effects of increased age, there is a cure for your prob­lems in eclipta alba. The eclipta plant has been used in tra­di­tional med­i­cine of India, China, Tai­wan and Brazil for cen­turies. In Ayurveda, India’s ancient and time-honoured sys­tem of nat­ural med­i­cine and the old­est med­ical prac­tice in the world, the eclipa plant is recog­nised as one of the most potent restora­tives in the world. Now west­ern sci­ence is pay­ing atten­tion to this amaz­ing plant. Stud­ies con­ducted in the 1950s, the 1970s and as recently as 2009 have all shown that the roots, stem and leaves of eclipta alba, the “false daisy”, con­tain a mul­ti­tude of potent chem­i­cals that are anti­her­pa­to­tox­ins, anti-inflamatories and antivi­rals. The plant is used in liver detox­i­fi­ca­tion because of its abil­ity to heal cir­rho­sis of the liver. Treat­ing the Dis­eases of Aging One of the most com­mon side effects of get­ting older is hair loss and going grey. Eclipta alba pro­vides a rem­edy for both. The leaf extract of the false daisy is a strong nat­ural black dye that is often used in tat­too­ing because of its rich colour. That colour is due to chem­i­cals that have the power to restore lost colour to your hair. In addi­tion, the leaf extract con­tains chem­i­cals that speed up the heal­ing process for dam­aged hair fol­li­cles. Hair fol­li­cle dam­age is the root cause of hair loss in women, and repair­ing the dam­age leads to hair...

The Healing Powers of Eclipta Alba

West­ern med­ical sci­ence has repeat­edly stud­ied the remark­able heal­ing pow­ers of eclipta alba for the past sixty years, con­clud­ing each time that this amaz­ing plant is one of the most potent sources of nat­ural reme­dies avail­able. Ayurveda, the tra­di­tional med­i­cine of India and the old­est med­i­c­i­nal dis­ci­pline in the world, has long known of the poten­tial of eclipta alba. The plant has been used in India for over 5000 years to treat a range of ail­ments, includ­ing every­thing from headaches and migraines to treat­ing worm infes­ta­tions and liver detox­i­fi­ca­tion. The plant’s leaves, roots and stem all con­tain a mix­ture of chem­i­cals the body needs to fight infec­tion, treat dis­eases and cure the sick. It is one of nature’s own won­der drugs in herbal form. Treat­ing Worms with Eclipta Alba Worm infes­ta­tions can be very com­mon, espe­cially in young chil­dren because their immune sys­tems are under­de­vel­oped and can­not fight off infec­tions as eas­ily. This leads to easy infes­ta­tions of tape worms, which can be deadly if left unchecked. For­tu­nately eclipta alba leaf extract is a strong anti-worm rem­edy. Sim­ply mix between 3 and 6 tea­spoons of left extract with some honey and give it to your child once a day for a week. Because babies and younger chil­dren should not be given honey (it can lead to upper res­pi­ra­tory tract infec­tions and other dis­eases of the lungs due to their under­de­vel­oped immune sys­tems), honey should be sub­sti­tuted for cas­tor oil. This makes the leaf extract (which is already rather bit­ter) taste bad, but it is much safer for the child. Pin worm infes­ta­tions are equally as bad as tape worms. For­tu­nately...

How to Reverse Female Hair Loss

Over the cen­turies, peo­ple have tried a wide range of reme­dies to coun­ter­act female hair loss, with vary­ing degrees of suc­cess. In India, where the ancient tra­di­tion of Ayurvedic med­i­cine has its roots, there is a proven tech­nique to reverse hair loss in women and even restore dam­aged hair to its nat­ural lustre. The leaves of the eclipta alba plant are widely known for their amaz­ing restora­tive pow­ers. They can heal liver cir­rho­sis; coun­ter­act snake and insect bites through bloody detox­i­fi­ca­tion; restore colour to grey­ing hair; and even reverse hair loss. These remark­able achieve­ments have been used in Ayurvedic med­i­cine (where it is known as bhringraj oil) for over 5000 years and for the last fifty years, West­ern sci­ence has been study­ing the plant’s amaz­ing properties. Research pub­lished in 1955, 1977 and 2009 all con­cluded that eclipta alba leaf extract con­tains active chem­i­cals that cause the body to begin renew­ing dam­aged hair cells. The leaf encour­ages the repa­ra­tion of dam­age to the scalp, which restores the hair fol­li­cles to a work­ing state. Hair begins to grow again and the chem­i­cals in the leaf extract encour­age the fol­li­cles to remain in the grow­ing phase for longer than would nat­u­rally be pos­si­ble. As a result, hair loss is reversed quickly and hair regrows at a faster pace. Prepar­ing Eclipta Alba Hair Oil or Bhringraj oil Eclipta alba has many uses depend­ing on how it is pre­pared. Detox­i­fi­ca­tion of the blood occurs when the leaf extract is ingested, while using a top­i­cal paste relieves pain and inflam­ma­tion of the skin. For female hair loss, the leaf extract must be made into an oil. Many...

Ayurvedic Medicine Can Relieve Your Ailments

Mod­ern med­i­cine is a won­der­ful thing but it can­not cure every­thing. Med­ica­tion often comes with side effects, some of which are worse than the symp­toms the pills are sup­posed to cure. Thank­fully there are alter­na­tives, which can be used along­side or instead of con­ven­tional med­i­cine to relieve those ail­ments that con­tinue to make our lives a misery. Ayurvedic med­i­cine comes to us from India, where it has been the pre­ferred med­ical prac­tice for over 5000 years. It focusses on nat­ural herbal reme­dies that are time-honoured and have long been proved effec­tive in the treat­ment of many prob­lems, from colon cleans­ing and cir­rho­sis of the liver to treat­ments for jaun­dice and hepatitis. In India, Ayurvedic med­i­cine is prac­ticed by many ortho­dox med­ical prac­ti­tion­ers. Doc­tors often use it to com­ple­ment their west­ern med­ical prac­tices, because its all-natural ther­a­pies are use­ful in the treat­ment of ail­ments mod­ern med­i­cine can­not treat quickly or cheaply. Treat­ing Cir­rho­sis with Eclipta Alba The leaves of the eclipta alba (known locally as Bhringaraj) plant are hepato pro­tec­tive, mean­ing they strengthen the body’s nat­ural resis­tance to dam­age to the hepatic sys­tem by assist­ing in the removal of tox­ins from the liver. In fact, the chem­i­cals con­tained in eclipta alba have been shown in sev­eral sci­en­tific tests to be some of the most potent naturally-produced chem­i­cals in the world. For the treat­ment of liver prob­lems, no other plant extract comes close to the effec­tive­ness of eclipta alba; and its effec­tive­ness even sur­passes sev­eral pharmaceuticals. The active ingre­di­ents found in eclipta alba that help pro­tect the liver are demethyl wede­lo­lac­tone and wede­lo­lac­tone, both of which are found through­out the plant. These...

What is Ayurvedic medicine?

Ayurvedic med­i­cine has been used in India for over 5000 years. It is one of the old­est forms of nat­ural med­i­cine in the world, with prac­tices that have stood both the test of time and the rigours of mod­ern sci­en­tific study. In the mod­ern world, Ayurvedic treat­ments are in use all across the globe and mil­lions rely on their remark­able heal­ing pow­ers every year. The word “ayurvedic” comes from San­skrit, where it means “the knowl­edge of life”. Although it and unani med­i­cine have inter­mixed with clas­si­cal Greek, Roman and Per­sian prac­tices over the cen­turies to form com­plex med­ical sys­tems in their own right, mod­ern ayurvedic prac­ti­tion­ers in India are often qual­i­fied med­ical doc­tors as well. This means when you try ayurveda for your­self you can be sure that the peo­ple advis­ing you are trained in tra­di­tional med­i­cine as well as this ancient and time-honoured com­ple­men­tary therapy. What Does Ayurvedic Med­i­cine Contain? Ayurveda is con­cerned with nat­ural reme­dies, rather than syn­thetic com­po­nents made in a lab­o­ra­tory or phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany. It uses nat­ural herbs and min­er­als to heal a vari­ety of ills and the meth­ods have long with­stood the test of time. In the case of hair loss reme­dies, colour reju­ve­na­tion and even treat­ments for snakebites, the favoured herb to go to in ayurevedic med­i­cine is eclipta alba. This plant goes by many names - bhringaraj, bhringraja, kehraj or karisalankanni. Eclipta alba has been used for cen­turies in India, China, Tai­wan and even as far afield as Brazil because of its remark­able nat­ural heal­ing prop­er­ties. What’s more, it works fast. The Many Uses of Bhringaraj One of the most highly regarded of the herbs found...

Ayurvedic Medicine for Hair Loss

Hair loss is a ter­ri­ble ail­ment that causes stress and lower self-esteem for mil­lions each year. The symp­toms, whether slow in onset or quick to appear, reduce self con­fi­dence and attempts to hide or dis­guise the con­di­tion rarely suc­ceed. There are many reme­dies for hair loss on the mar­ket but out of all the herbal med­i­cine options, only ayurvedic med­i­cine is proven by med­ical sci­ence to be both a quick and effec­tive remedy. What is Ayurveda? In India, the tra­di­tional med­i­cine sys­tem for over 5000 years has been Ayurveda. This is a sys­tem of nat­ural herbal med­i­cines that form the old­est med­ical dis­ci­pline in the world. Ayurveda is based on sim­i­lar ideas to those of ancient Greece and Rome, which are the basis of mod­ern West­ern med­ical thought. The word Ayurvedic comes from two San­skrit words and means “the sci­ence of life”. In the mod­ern world, it com­bines nat­ural reme­dies with West­ern med­i­cine; as most prac­ti­tion­ers of ayurveda in its native India are also med­ical doc­tors in their own right. As a result, this herbal med­i­cine is often used to com­ple­ment stan­dard med­ical procedures. That does not mean ayurveda can­not stand on its own, of course. Research over the last sixty years has proven time and time again that many ayurvedic prac­tices, such as the use of bhringraj oil, are actu­ally very pow­er­ful nat­ural reme­dies. Bhringraj, for exam­ple, is a strong restora­tive with proven effec­tive­ness in treat­ing hair loss and grey­ing hair. Herbal Med­i­cine Treats Hair Loss The eclipta alba plant, known as bhringraj in India, is a remark­able plant. Its roots, stem and leaves are all used in herbal med­i­cine...

Bhringraj Hair Oil Works

Bhringraj is a plant found grow­ing all over India, as well as parts of China, Tai­wan and Brazil. It has been used in tra­di­tional Indian med­i­cine for thou­sands of years, and is still used in the mod­ern world because of its amaz­ing restora­tive qual­i­ties. Bhringaraj leaves are used to cre­ate a won­der­fully vibrant black dye for colour­ing hair and the same nat­ural dye is also used in tattoos. In med­i­cine, the leaves of the Bhringraj plant are used to cure a vari­ety of ail­ments from snakebites to hair loss. In order to treat hair loss, the plant extract is formed into bhringraj hair oil and mas­saged into the affected areas of the scalp. This mas­sag­ing com­bined with the potent chem­i­cals in the bhringraj plant extract work together to relieve the prob­lems caus­ing hair loss, and to restore colour to grey­ing hair. Med­ical tests have shown that repeated use of this hair oil treat­ment not only speeds up recov­ery time for con­di­tions such as trac­tion alope­cia hair loss but the hair fol­li­cles also remain in the grow­ing phase for longer. This makes bhringaraj hair oil an excel­lent choice not just for hair loss suf­fer­ers but also for any­one who wants to grow their hair out quickly. What Makes Bhringaraj So Potent? The Bhrin­haraj leaves are not the only part of the plant that have amaz­ing reju­ve­na­tive pow­ers. The plant itself pos­sesses anti­sep­tic and anti­hep­a­to­toxic qual­i­ties and is a good source of ascor­bic acid. The roots are a diuretic and tonic. The whole plant is a cor­nu­copia of nat­ural remedies. The rea­son bhringaraj is able to pro­vide all these dif­fer­ent uses is...
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