Bhringraj – The best herb for haircare


Bhringraj is a very famous herb in Indian Ayurveda. It is popularly known as ‘false daisy’ in English. It is a traditional wonder herb like giloy, mulethi, ashwagandha, guggulu etc, that is hugely recommended for growing long, silky and strong hair. 

Bringraj also got various names as 

Karisalankanni in Tamil

Gunta galagaraaku in Telugu, 

Kesuriya in Bengali, 

Kannunni in Malayalam 

Bhangaro in Gujarati,

It is widely used all over the world for its immense benefits towards hair and overall health.

Bhringaraj is widely mentioned in several ayurvedic scriptures as bhring, markav, angarak, keshraj, bhringaar, and keshranjan. 

The Sanskrit scriptures categorizes bhringraj into three types:

Shweta Bhringaraj ( white coloured flowers)

Peet Bhringaraj ( yellow coloured flowers)

Neel Bhringaraj ( blue coloured flowers)

Frequently asked questions about Bhringraj

How to identify Bhringraj ?

Bhringaraj is a creeping herb that grows to a height of 3 meters. It has a long stalk and white coloured flowers which are solitary, winged and about 6 to 8 mm in diameter. The leaves are sessile, lance-shaped and arranged in the opposite orientation. It has distinct cylindrical and gray coloured roots.

What is Bhringraj good for ?

Bhringraj is extremely beneficial to promote hair growth, strengthen hair, and prevent graying and dandruff

Does Bhringraj darken hair ?

Bhringraj hair oil contains haritaki and Jatamansi which are extremely beneficial in maintaining the natural color of hair and prevent premature graying.

Can Bhringraj regrow hair ?

Yes, Bhringraj can regrow hair as it effectively increases blood circulation in the scalp which in turn enriches the roots by bringing in more nutrients through the blood supply and promotes hair growth.

Can Bhringraj Stop hair fall ?

It provides nourishment to hair follicles, increases blood circulation in the scalp, prevents dryness of scalp and hence reduces hair fall.

Benefits and effects of Bhringraj 

Benefits of Bhringraj

Beneficial for hair

Bhringraj plays an important role in treating and preventing baldness. It increases blood circulation in the scalp and hair follicles, which enriches the roots by bringing in more nutrients through the blood supply and promotes hair growth. It has powerful anti-microbial, antibacterial properties and also has a high specific gravity, which allows the oil to penetrate deep inside the scalp and treat dry scalp and itching.

Treats Migraine and Headache

It is also effective for relieving pain from headaches and migraines.The soothing properties of its oil reduces the throbbing pain and provides a relaxing effect. 

Help in Skin Infections

Its oil is hydrating and can help in treating dry skin. It is anti-inflammatory, so when applied to skin it helps in treating skin inflammation like psoriasis, dermatitis, and some forms of acne.

Helps in Digestion

It is extremely beneficial for improving the functioning of the gastrointestinal system. The digestive properties of it  helps a person in digestion, absorption, assimilation, and excretion of wastes. It also prevents gastric ulcers, heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, etc.

Beneficial for heart

It treats various heart ailments due to its strong antioxidative nature. It also controls high blood pressure, regulates cholesterol, strengthens the heart muscles, prevents lipid build up in the blood vessels. Hence reduces the risk of heart attacks, heart blocks, blood clots, etc. Regular consumption of its leaf extract with honey in water is extremely helpful in boosting heart health.

Help in Diabetes

The excellent hypoglycemic property of itj plays a significant role in alleviating the blood sugar level of the body. It helps to reduce the breakdown of starch into glucose which in turn leads to low blood glucose levels.

Improves memory

It is a traditional remedy to increase the functioning of the brain. The antioxidants and flavonoids present in it improves the memory capacity, focus, concentration, calmness, alertness of an individual. It also improves memory, reasoning, problem-solving, and other cognitive abilities.

Beneficial For Liver

The active constituents in bhringaraj protect the liver from harmful chemicals by removing AMA Doshas or toxins from the body. It also helps regenerate liver cells.

Helps in Respiratory problems

It is imbued with powerful anti-microbial properties and is extremely beneficial in clearing infections, hence it plays a significant role in treating respiratory ailments like cough and cold symptoms, bronchitis, and asthma. The anti-inflammatory properties also help in reducing the inflammation of the bronchi and easing the body.

Conclusion of Bhringraj


Bhringaraj effectively treats and cures a wide range of ailments including hair and skin problems, liver disorders, heart ailments, tummy issues, respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritis, pain, and inflammation. As this medicine does not have any reported adverse effects, hence with a proper doctor’s consultation, you can consume this formulation and reap its benefits.