Bhringraj or eclipta alba (generic name) is long known for its health, skin and hair benefits. In Ayurveda, bhringraj holds a major importance in hair care. Bhringraj powder or oil is effective in eradicating number of health, skin and hair issues and a lot of scientific studies prove its positive effects. Here are the top benefits and uses of Bhringraj oil along with its recipe-
- You must have observed, in any herbal hair products, bhringraj is always the ingredient. Bhringraj oil is primarily known for hair benefits. The oil is used since ages for making hair stronger and facilitating hair growth. Not only does it make your hair grow like weed, but also stops premature hair greying. It stimulates growth of new hair and can cover bald spots. Regular usage of bhringraj oil can make hair darker, stronger, longer and lustrous.
- Bhringraj oil, with regular usage helps to completely eradicate dandruff. It is anti-fungal and antibacterial hence it kills dandruff-causing fungus and some opportunistic bacteria that reside on the scalp responsible for some scalp disorders. Apart from this, this oil also moisturizes the scalp that prevents scalp flaking due to dry weather.
RECIPE FOR BHRINGRAJ OIL:
Things you need-
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup bhringraj powder
In a jar, add warm edible cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil.
Add in bhringraj powder and stir.
Secure the jar with an air-tight lid and incubate the jar at room temperature in dark. Let the powder infuse in oil for 1 month with occasional stirring.
Strain with muslin cloth of a filter and use it as a hair oil or pre-shampoo treatment.