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Bhringraj A tonic for hair re-growth

Updated: February 11, 2012 1:00 pm

Bhringraj is one of the most beneficial herbs that nature has given us. It has solutions to all our health problems from head to toe. The tonic Liv-52 that is sold all over the world, has its formulae based on bhringraj and is manufactured in Tamil Nadu. According to Saint Vallalar of Tamil Nadu, bhringraj is the number one herb as per hierarchy of herbs. The whole plant of bhringraj along with seeds has immense medicinal value. In ayurveda this plant is considered a rasayana for longevity and rejuvenation. It comprises natural analgesics and helps bring down any level of pain in the body. Researchers, all over the world have proved that it boosts level of immunity by strengthening the immune cells. These cells find out infections and destroy them.

Let us know how it helps the different parts of our body

FOR HAIR: It is a very good tonic for hair. This is the best known herb for hair loss and premature graying of hair. The permanent remedy for this is to apply the decoction of this herb to the scalp. This makes the hair glow as well as encourages the growth of hair. It acts as a dye to the hair by making it black and shiny.

■             Take 100 gm of amla juice and 100 gm of bhringraj leaf juice, mix with 200gm of coconut oil, till the juices are absorbed in oil and only the oil is left in the bowl.This oil, known as amla bhringraj oil, when applied to hair renders the hair black and luxuriant.

■             Bhringraj juice mixed with little oil and applied to the head helps relieve headache.

BENEFICIAL IN LOWERING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: It helps in controlling the level of cholesterol in the body. For that, clean the leaves of the herb dry them, make powder and store in a bottle. Now, add little honey to one spoon of powder and consume daily to get effective results. It also boosts the level of Vitamin C and E, improves memory power and develops the level of concentration, helps lessen the level of stress and relaxes muscles.

CURE FOR DIABETICS: For very long this herb is being used to cure diabetes as it is very useful for lowering sugar level in the blood stream

CURE FOR HEPATITIS AND OTHER INFECTIONS: The powder of the root is extensively used for treating Hepatitis, enlarged spleen and other skin disorders. Salt mixed with root powder can be taken to relieve burning sensation in urine. Bhringraj juice mixed with honey and given to children helps expel worms and also treats urinary tract infections.

TREATMENT OF SKIN DISEASES: The powder of this herb mixed with bathing water helps to get relief from skin diseases. It also gives us a cooling effect and helps cure various skin infections. Applying the paste of its leaves on wounds helps to cure wounds quickly and also helps cure eczema and dermatitis.

TREATS HYPER-ACIDITY: Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties the herb is used for hyper acidity problems. The extract of the herb is mixed with honey and taken a spoon full twice daily gives relief from acidity.

CURE FOR COUGH, COLD & RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS: Make powder of bhringraj leaves add pepper powder and little honey so that you can make the tablets as the size of chana dal and dry them in the shade. When they are completely dried store them in a bottle. For cough, cold and respiratory problems take one tablet with lukewarm water twice a day.

By Nibhanapudi Suguna

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