Anti-inflammatory properties of eclipta will aid in dealing with a host of complaints.
Chronic Asthma, Mucous, Persistent Cough
Eclipta juice relieves these conditions. Mixed with honey, it is also helpful against upper respiratory tract infections in children.
Massaging the temples with fresh eclipta juice gives instant relief from headaches. Need something stronger to combat recurring migraines? Mix a few drops of fresh eclipta juice with milk, and use the mixture as nasal drops!
Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Dermatitis, Eczema
These conditions will also respond well to a topical application of eclipta juice – see note below for substitute.
Glandular Swelling and Filariasis
What is filariasis? It is a tropical disease caused by a parasite. A paste of eclipta leaves, applied to glandular swelling and filariasis, can help alleviate the pain and eliminate inflammation.
Wounds, Cuts, Bruises, Insect Bites
A thick paste of eclipta leaves is also used to deal with cuts, bruises and insect bites, including scorpions bites. Ancient Chinese and Brazilians have also used this paste as an antidote to snakebites.
Leucoderma, Vitiligo, Urticaria Hives
White patches on skin, also known as leukoderma or vitiligo, respond well to eclipta leaf paste to combat loss of pigmentation.
Urticaria is an allergic or non-allergic skin reaction and is an immunological disease marked by intense itching. Again, eclipta leaf paste comes to the rescue.
NOTE: Eclipta alba leaf juice is difficult to find in Western countries, however eclipta powder is an effective substitute. It is made of the dried leaves and roots. Take ¼ to ½ teaspoon, mixed with water, or make a paste for topical applications.
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Herbs are powerful. Check with your doctor before embarking on any herbal regimen.