Bhringraj is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is commonly known as – False Daisy. The plant possesses greyish, cylindrical roots. The solitary flower heads are 6 – 8 mm in diameter with florets of white color.
Bhringraj is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is commonly known as – False Daisy. The plant possesses greyish, cylindrical roots. The solitary flower heads are 6 – 8 mm in diameter with florets of white color. The achenes are narrowly winged and compressed. The herb tastes bitter, hot, sharp and dry.
Nutritional Value of Bhringraj
The extract prepared from Bhringraj plant is rich in alkaloids and the leaves contain high amount of proteins. The plant is known for its antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, antileprotic, antihaemorrhagic, analgesic, antihepatotoxic, hypotensive and ovicidal properties. The plant contains several chemicals like polypeptides, steroids calcium, vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin E, magnesium.
Health Benefits of Bhringraj
Relief from migraine pain
Heat equal quantities of its juice and goat’s milk, put few drops of this mixture in nose. Also, mix black pepper powder in its juice and apply on the forehead. It gives relief from migraine.
Controls high blood pressure
To normalize the blood pressure, give 2 teaspoon juice of its leaves with 1 teaspoon of honey mixed in it, twice a day.
Grind fresh and clean leaves of Bhringraj with 7 black peppers in 2ml paste of leaves and give it to the patient every morning, in an empty stomach. One can give it with sour curd or buttermilk.Within 5-6 days, it cures jaundice.
Apply juice of bhringraj on the infectious ulcers. One can also tie the poultice on the ulcers. In case of ulcers and boils on hand, thumb and fingers apply its thick paste on the ulcer. It helps heal the ulcer fast.
Helpful during Diabetes
Take powder of Bhringraj and powder of flowers of babool in equal quantities. Add some sugar candy to it. Give this to the patient with 6 ml of goat’s milk. This is very useful to treat all forms of diabetes.
Aids for scorpion bites
Grind the leaves of Bhrinraj and apply the paste on the swollen area. The pain condenses on the bitten area. It also relieves the sting and poison too.
Helpful in cholera
2 teaspoon juice of Bhringraj plant if given with little amount of rock salt in it, to the patient thrice a day, relieves Cholera.
Uses of Bhringraj
Bhringraj is used to produce hair oils, hair dyes, skin disease powders, balms, lotions, cosmetics. It has its wide use in pharmaceutical fields.