What is Eclipta?

Its full botanical name is Eclipta alba, and its common name is false daisy. In other cultures it is also known as yerba de tago, bhringaraj, bhringraja, kehraj or karisalankanni. It is an annual that grows wild in most parts of the world, as long as it gets lots of moisture and frost free conditions. Its short, rounded brown stem bears small flowers that can be white, yellow or blue.

Generally considered a weed, this amazing plant has been prized for thousands of years by those in the know about herbal medicine, be it Chinese, Ayurvedic or Unani. The white flowers are commonly used for medicinal purposes, but all parts of the plant – roots, stem, fruit, seeds, leaves and flowers – are highly useful in herbal medicine.

Under our Conditions tab you will find information about which parts of Eclipta alba are used for which conditions. Details of how the herbal remedy is prepared and used and where to purchase bhringaraj oil and other preparations are also included.


Herbs are powerful. Check with your doctor before embarking on any herbal regimen.