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Bhringraj – Hair Growth Stimulator

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Bhringraj comes from a plant known as “false daisy”. The herb is in the sunflower family and can be found in oil, capsule and powder form. Bhringraj is said to promote hair growth, hair strength, and prevent graying and dandruff. Also it is effective at fighting bacteria and fungus and can be helpful in treating certain bacterial infections.

Bhringraj benefits:

Hair growth: Bhringraj is responsible for increasing the number of hair follicles and is more effective at preventing hair loss. Bhringraj also contains vitamin E, which is known to fight free radicals that can impede hair growth.

A 2008 study done on male albino rats showed that using bhringraj oil increased the number of hair follicles, and was actually more effective than minoxidil at preventing hair loss. This study needs to be repeated in humans for it to be conclusive, though it does show promise.

Reference: Roy, R. K, Springer, 2008 

Dandruff reduction: Bhringraj has antimicrobial and antifungal properties that can help reduce dandruff. The herb also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce skin irritations on the scalp. It is also said to improve circulation to the scalp.

A study showed that the selected plant Eclipta alba extracts was effective against the bacterial spp. This can be used to treat various conditions like dandruff and inflammation. This investigation has opened up the possibility of the use of this plant for formulating a drug for human consumption possibly for the treatment of bacterial infections. The results of the study also support the medicinal usage of the studied extracts can be used as antimicrobial agents in new drugs for therapy infectious diseases caused by pathogens.

Reference: Journal of applied pharmaceutical science.

Pandey M, Ghaziabad, 2011

Treats scalp infections: The goodness of anti-bacterial properties in bhringaraj, make it a prompt solution for treating a variety of scalp infections. Majorly bhringraj is effective in treating different forms of folliculitis, which causes inflammation of the hair follicles which ultimately leads to hair fall and balding. In one study done in 2015, it was found that those who supplemented with bhringraj had significantly greater reductions in dryness on the scalp, compared with the control group. The study also found a lesser number of scalp infections among those who used products continuously. 

Reference: Hair growth- Focus on herbal therapeutic agent. 

Satish P, Ingenta, 2015

How bhringraj is used in traya?

In traya bhringraj is used as one of the main ingredients in hair ras which increases blood circulation to hair roots and boosts hair growth and customised hair oil in which it Helps in widening the blood vessels that in turn helps in better blood flow to the roots, promoting hair growth.

Hair Ras: Reduces pitta dosha and improves blood circulation to the follicles. Helps reduce the rate of premature greying in the future. 

Hair Ras benefits: 

  • Stops Hair Fall
  • Improves Iron Levels 
  • Balances Pitta Dosha
  • Maintains Hormonal Health 
  • Rejuvenates Hair Follicles 

Recommended: Anyone with grey hair, dandruff reduction, scalp infections and inflamed skin. 

Hair Oil: An effective combination of essential oils that soothes the scalp, improves scalp health and pacifies pitta (scalp heat).

Hair Oil benefits: 

  • Targets stress as a root cause of hair loss by having a soothing and relaxing effect
  • Improves hair thickness 
  • Pacifies heat caused by excess pitta to hair roots
  • Reduces scalp inflammation which weakens roots
  • Improves scalp health and keeps dandruff at bay

Recommended: Unisex, for inflamed scalp and scalp infections.