7 Top Hair, Skin & Health Benefits of Bhringraj | Karisalankanni

bhringraj hair benefits and uses

Bhringraj plant also popularly called Karisalankanni in Tamil is an amazing herb with wonderful medicinal uses and health benefits. It is especially very well known in India for promoting hair regrowth and has been used in Ayurveda for more than thousands of years for treating lots of other ailments. Both fresh bhringraj leaves and bhringraj powder are used for promoting hair growth. Bhringraj oil also called karisalankanni oil made using the leaves is very famous in India and regular use of the oil promotes fast hair growth.

Bhringraj Botanical & Common Names:

The botanical name of bhringraj plant is called Eclipta Alba. Bhringraj is the Hindi name and Karisalankanni is the Tamil name. It is called Guntagala Aku in Telugu, False Daisy in English, Gargamuru in Kannada, Tekaraja in Malayalam, Bhangra in Punjabi, Bhangro in Gujarati and Kesuriya in Bengali.

Bhringraj Plant:

Bhrigraj is a small plant with long leaves and white or yellow flowers. We can easily identify the plant with the flowers and it grows well in moist places. Bhringraj can be found in most tropical countries. I prefer to use only the fresh herb so I always grow bhringraj plant in the garden and I strongly suggest that you grow this amazing herb in your garden too to enjoy it’s many health benefits.

This plant needs very little to no maintenance. Regular watering and little bit of natural manure will be enough to maintain this wonderful plant. In Tamil Nadu, bhringraj is considered a sacred herb and is valued very highly for it’s hair growth promoting properties and for improving the overall health. Try to include this herb in the diet of young children too. If consumed from an early age, it will protect them from many diseases.

The best way to consume it is to include it in our dhal or just make a simple filling for dosa by frying onions in little bit of oil and then add the greens and saute well till it is reduced in quantity and is cooked. Now add little bit of pepper powder, salt and little bit of freshly gated coconut. Saute well till there is no moisture left. Use this as a filling for dosas, sandwiches and rotis. Continue to include this herb both in the diet and as an hair oil regularly to get beautiful shiny hair and healthy body.

bhringraj oil for hair growthBhringraj Plant Varieties:

There are two varieties of bhringraj that are very commonly found all over India, one produces white flowers and the other produces yellow flowers. Though both are used for making bhringraj oil, the white variety is most preferred as it gives the best results.

Bhringraj Chemical Constituents:


Some of the chemical constituents isolated from bhringraj leaves are wedelolactone, stigmasterol and desmethylwedelolactone.


Some of the important chemical constituents in bhringraj roots are hepatocosanol, stigmasterol, ecliptic, eslalbatin and hentriacontanol.

Seeds & Stem:

Some of the important chemical constituents of bhringraj seeds and steam are wedelolactone, ecliptalbine and sterols.

Whole Plant:

Some of the important compounds that are responsible for the amazing medicinal uses of bhringraj are wedelolactone, eclalbosaponins, demethylwedelolactone, dasyscyphin, ecliptalbine and eclalbatin.

karisalankanni for hair growth

Bhringraj Medicinal Uses:

1. Hair Growth Promoting Properties:

Like I mentioned before, bhringraj has been used for promoting hair growth from ancient times. It is also used for treating dandruff, hair loss, grey hair and strengthening the hair follicles. This traditional use has been proven through clinical research, you can read the study that proves it here.

2. Anti Cancer Properties:

Another amazing use of bhringraj is it’s anti cancer properties. It has powerful anti cancer properties that helps fight against cancer cells. It has been proven to be effective against many cancer cells including breast and liver cancers. You can read the study proving the anti cancer properties here.

3. Anti Hepatitis Properties:

Another lesser known medicinal use of bhringraj is it’s ability to treat and protect us against hepatitis. In fact bhringraj has been used for treating almost all the problems of the liver including liver cirrhosis, liver enlargement, liver cancer and also infective hepatitis. The compounds responsible for anti hepatitis properties are wedelolactone, luteolin and apigenin.You can read the study proving it’s anti hepatitis properties here.

4. Larvicidal & Ovicidal Properties:

Another interesting use of bhringraj that not many know of is it’s ability to kill the Aedes variety mosquitoes which are responsible for causing dengue fever and chikungunya. Out of all the extracts, the methanol extract proved to have the most larvicidal and ovicidal properties. You can read the study that proves it here.

5. Positive Impact On Learning & Memory:

Bhringraj also has a positive effect on our nervous system, traditionally bhringraj extract has been used for improving memory and learning. Bhringraj has a calming effect, reduces aggressiveness, improves our memory and greatly helps in learning, you can read the study that proves it here.

6. Anti Diabetic Properties:

Since bhringraj has antihyperglycemic properties, consuming bhringraj will help reduce high blood sugar levels and will have a positive effect on diabetic patients. It also helps reduce some of the side effects associated with diabetes like diabetic nephropathy which refers to kidney damage due to high blood sugar levels. Along with reducing blood sugar levels it also helps reduce high cholesterol and blood pressure too.

7. Anti Malarial Properties:

Malaria is life threatening disease caused by mosquitoes that are infected with plasmodium parasite. There are many herbs that have wonderful anti malarial properties and bhringraj is one such herb. The leaf extract has been proven to be effective against malaria. You can read the study that supports this claim here. 

8. Analgesic and Anti Inflammatory Properties:

Bhringraj extract can be used for treating small skin wounds and inflammation very effectively. The water extract can be used as an anti bacterial wash for wounds and scrapes. Many people are suffering from scalp inflammation, for them using bhringraj hair pack or oil will greatly help reduce the inflammation and pain.

9. Treats Epilepsy:

Bhringraj like I mentioned before is a wonderful nerve tonic and has been used for treating many neurological problems. The compound luteolin found in bhringraj has anti convulsant properties and when taken internally greatly helps reduce seizures. You can read the study that supports this claim here.

10. Anti Bacterial Properties:

Bhringraj has wonderful anti bacterial properties too. It has been proven to be effective against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Certain isolated compounds from eclipta alba like eclalbasaponin also has been proven to be very effective against many strains of bacteria.

manjal karisalankanni for hair growthHow To Use Bhringraj For Hair Growth?

The best way to use bhringraj for hair growth is by using it in the form of hair oil. Bhringraj hair oil is an amazing hair treatment that solves many hair problems. We can also use bhringraj powder for promoting hair growth by including it in hair packs too. Including bhringraj (karisalankanni) in the diet regularly will prevent anemia and all liver related diseases.

How To Make Bhringraj Powder?

To make bhringraj powder, take bhringraj plant, wash well and spread on a kitchen cloth to remove excess moisture. Now sun dry till crisp and powder in a dry mixer while still crisp from sun drying, sieve to get a fine powder and store.

Bhringraj Dosage:

For health reasons, take 2 teaspoons of fresh bhringraj juice a day. If you don’t get fresh leaves, you can try using the bhringraj choorna that is available everywhere now. If you don’t like to consume bhringraj powder (bhringraj choorna) then try bhringraj capsules, If taking in capsule form, take 1 bhringraj tablet per day (250 mg).

Bhringraj Side Effects:

This plant is generally very safe if had in the mentioned dosage and if consumed as regular greens in our food, it rarely causes any side effects. But if you take bhringraj capsules and over consume them, it might have some side effects……….

7 Top Hair, Skin & Health Benefits of Bhringraj | Karisalankanni

1. Bhringraj Hair Oil For Hair loss, Grey Hair & Hair Regrowth: 

karisalankanni oil for hair growth

The best way to use bhringraj for hair is by making a hair oil with it, bhringraj oil has amazing hair benefits. It prevents hair fall, premature greying, strengthens the hair roots, conditions the hair well, prevents split ends, stimulates hair growth, prevents baldness, premature greying and alopecia – in short everything that is needed for a healthy hair. Nowadays bhringraj oil is marketed everywhere but you can make your own pure bhringraj oil at home very easily.

I prefer to use homemade coconut oil that is not refined for making this oil and I would strongly suggest that you do the same for best results. This oil can be made in two ways, the first method is made by grinding the bhringraj leaves without water and making it into small rounds and then sun drying it till crisp. Then the rounds are added to coconut oil in a glass jar and placed in hot sunlight till the color of the oil changes. This method takes around 3 to 4 days for the bhringraj balls to dry and for the coconut oil to get heated up. This method is best done during hot summer months.

I made the bhringraj hair oil using the second method which is done by directly heating the paste in coconut oil. This oil has a beautiful green color and a unique pleasant smell. When I made this oil, the whole house was smelling of this oil. To use this oil, massage it well into the scalp before having your hair wash regularly and let it soak for at least 30 minutes. This oil stores well for up to 3 months at room temperature.

2. Bhringraj Powder For Baldness:

bhringraj powder for hair growth

This bhringraj hair pack made with bhringraj leaves will prevent baldness. To make the hair pack, take equal quantities of bhringraj powder, amla powder and methi powder in a cup. Mix the powders well together, now add enough yogurt till it forms a thick but spreadable paste. Apply this hair pack all over the scalp, wait for 15 minutes before washing it off. If you have access to fresh bhringraj leaves, the bhringraj powder in this pack can be substituted with it.

Bhringraj when used regularly as a hair pack, treats all scalp problems and will greatly help promote new hair growth. Even with hereditary baldness, regular use of bhringraj will have a positive effect. I would suggest using this hair pack weekly once or twice for best results. Regular use is the key to getting the full hair benefits of bhringraj. If using fresh plant paste, both varieties of bhringraj plant can be used. Bhringraj powder can also be added to natural hair dyes too.

3. Bhringraj For Liver:

bhringraj plant medicinal uses

Bhringraj is a liver tonic. Like keelanelli, bhringraj is also used widely for treating liver disorders. When compared to our elders, we are increasingly eating out nowadays. Regularly eating junk food or food that has been mass produced that emphasis only on the taste plays havoc with our liver. Last week, I was talking to a person who cooks regularly for marriages about adding synthetic colors to food.

He said that not only him but almost all the cooks that he knows off adds synthetic colors to all the chutneys, sweets, even certain gravies to get the appealing bright color. No wonder each time we have food outside, the next day we feel so sluggish and tired. One best remedy is to include liver cleansing herbs in our diet. Adding bhringraj to our diet keeps our liver healthy. You can simply steam the finely cut and cleaned bhringraj leaves in a steamer and consume.

It can also be had along with dhal or as a stuffing for bread, roti, etc. It can be used as a substitute in any recipe that calls for palak| spinach. Try to use bhringraj at least weekly once in the diet. In our village, the water decoction of equal parts of bhringraj and keelanelli along with tiny pinch of turmeric is used as a remedy for treating hepatitis.

4. Bhringraj Juice For Skin & Eyes:

karisalankanni uses

In my personal experience, home remedies work wonderfully for skin related diseases. Bhringraj leaves are amazing for treating all minor skin related diseases as it has wonderful anti bacterial properties. Bhringraj juice is very effective for treating cracked heels and minor skin allergies.

To get the bhringraj juice, take the fresh leaves of bhringraj plant, wash and pound it in a mortar and pestle as finely as you can. Now take the pounded mixture in a strainer and press with a spoon to extract the juice completely. Apply this juice directly on the affected area  continuously for a few days to see results.

This juice also helps in faster healing of wounds and it is best applied when it is fresh. We also use bhringraj while making kajal, we apply the keelanelli juice on the brass plate and place it over a small lamp that is filled unrefined sesame oil. Once the soot is collected, we take it in a plate and mix it with ghee and use as kajal. Kajal made with keelanelli has a cooling effect on the eyes.

5. Bhringraj For Cold & Cough:

karisalankanni keerai uses

Bhringraj is great for treating cold and cough. For the remedy, take a handful of fresh bhringraj leaves in a mortar and pestle. Extract the juice by pounding it along with little boiled water and strain. Now add a few drops of honey to this strained mixture. This mixture is very effective for treating cold and cough. This remedy can be given to both children and adults. This mixture should be consumed once every day for 3 days in empty stomach for best results.

6. Bhringraj For Anemia:

bhringraj health benefits

A simple homemade soup made with bhringraj leaves treats anemia very effectively as bhringraj is very high in iron. To make the soup, heat little bit of homemade ghee in a pan and season it with cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds splutter, add 1 finely sliced large onion, 2 finely cut garlic clove and then 1 small tomato. Saute well and add the bhringraj leaves. Once it is fried well, season with salt and pepper. Add water till it is fully immersed in water and boil for 10 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles. Switch off, mash it with a hand blender and strain. This soup if had daily for a few days will treat anemia very effectively.

7. Bhringraj For Sinus Infection:

bhringraj benefits

Bhringraj is very effective for treating sinus infection. For the remedy, take a handful of bhringraj leaves in a pan. Pound 1/4 tsp peppercorns coarsely in a mortar and pestle and add it to the bhringraj leaves along with 3 pinches of organic turmeric powder. Boil till it reduces in quantity and strain. This home remedy works very well for treating all sinus related problems. But make sure that the peppercorns are coarse, else the mixture will be very spicy. This remedy can be used for young children too but reduce the quantity of peppercorns…..

eclipta alba medicinal uses


  1. sangeetha menon
    October 30, 2014 / 5:02 am

    I have heard about the Bhringraj oil … and its amazing benefits .. But havent tried .. Your post has tempted me to try it now …

  2. Anonymous
    October 30, 2014 / 7:05 am

    Hi Ramya in bhringaraja hair oil preparation you have shown some other plant as bhringaraja. Now in this post some other plant. Which one is bhringaraja? I am confused

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 2, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      Sorry, that was a small mix up in photos, I corrected it now. The plant shown in this picture is the correct one…

    • Crozoom
      September 21, 2016 / 2:56 am

      first picture is of bringraj plant…. the flower with the bringraj oil in second picture is some other plant 🙂

    • Praveena
      November 18, 2016 / 3:25 am

      Hai mam I have been using bringaraj oil since October but no result my hairfall is not stopped

  3. Sandy
    October 30, 2014 / 8:30 am

    Hey wonderful post. Normally from where can we get this plant?

    • Udaya Kiran Chavan
      April 6, 2015 / 5:53 am

      you will find these plants near places where water is abundantly available, like near Ponds, Talabs, open drainage gutter surroundings and along the paddy cultivated areas. If you are from Hyderabad I can help (9704725526)you in getting powder of these leaves. The above said remedy is really good. We have used it at home and had good results for me and my family members. Guntagalagara plant is water type of plant and it will be available just before paddy harvesting period and will die soon. Better way of utilizing it is its powder which also works as good as green leaves.

    • Unknown
      June 10, 2017 / 6:37 am

      It's a wonderful medicinal plant. Time tested.

    • Unknown
      June 10, 2017 / 6:37 am

      It's a wonderful medicinal plant. Time tested.

  4. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    October 31, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Hi Sandy, This plant grows near river beds and some nurseries also sell them……

    • Meera Mani
      June 19, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Hi mam which one we should use white or yellow

  5. Aparna Roy
    November 3, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Thank you ramya for your wonderful post. Unfortunately all the bhringaraj plants i collected died in spite of regular watering. Will try to make this oil as also incorporate in diet. Do you know how it can be used to dye grey hairs.

  6. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    November 4, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Aparna, I have heard about it, but I have not tried it for dyeing the hair……….

  7. Nandhini Suresh
    November 8, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Ramya, can I make hair oil with curry leaves, henna, bhringaraj altogether? Then one doubt, can I use this oil daily or apply before head bath. Thanks. Nandhini

  8. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    November 9, 2014 / 5:05 am

    Hi Nandhini, Yes, you can try this combination. Usually these herbal oils have a strong smell. If you don't mind the smell, then you can apply it daily or use it before hair wash

    • Meera Mani
      June 19, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Hi mam which one we should use white flower or yellow one

  9. Anonymous
    February 7, 2015 / 2:43 am

    Hi Ramya, I tried to find the bhringaraj plant to grow it at home in US, but i could find only the seeds of eclipta alba…Can this be grown in a garden pot?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 7, 2015 / 5:39 am

      Hi, Bhringraj can be grown in large pots using the seeds but it needs sunlight or partial shade to germinate and from what I read the ideal temperature is 95 degrees F. Give it a try if the climate is ideal….

  10. arun pandian
    February 19, 2015 / 10:10 am

    hi ramya i have hair loss problems i not go with any treatments for hair therapy and i was prepared my self in home made oils that is amla,maruthani,methi and kattralai but still my hair growth not increased .the bringaraj how to hellp my hair..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 21, 2015 / 3:38 pm

      Hi, Regular use of bhringraj hair oil does arrest hair fall. In addition to this develop the habit of having oil bath weekly twice. It is a great stress buster, as stress is one of the main cause of hair fall….

  11. kalpana suresh
    March 3, 2015 / 12:35 am

    Hi ramya ..where can i get this plant in bangalore.?..or can i use powder to boil in the oil.? Will powder be available in nilgiri stores

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2015 / 5:46 pm

      Hi Kalpana,Try this plant in the herb section in the nurseries in Bangalore. I don't think the oil made with the powder will be as effective as the leaves. But you can use the bhringraj powder for internal consumption, here in Tamil Nadu we get the powders in small packs in all the departmental stores. Try the nilgiri store for the powder, if not try the ayurvedic medical shops (country medical shops) in Bangalore…..

  12. Anonymous
    April 2, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Hi my hair whitening very fast. How can stop & change color white to black by use of bhirngraj.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 5, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      Try using the bhringraj hair oil regularly at least for a few months…….

  13. nasir
    April 16, 2015 / 11:13 am

    Hi Ramya, your post is very nice, can you please tell the remedy of hair dyeing by using Henna and Indigo leaves, instead of hair colour, specially for blackish look??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 21, 2015 / 5:28 am

      Hi Nasir, I will do a separate post on hair dyeing with henna and indigo very soon….

  14. Anonymous
    May 7, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Hi ramya.. im consuming bhingraj leaves evryday a little sundried for my hairfall problem… I stil dont see any changes… will having leaves that are sundried help me with hairfall?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 15, 2015 / 8:51 am

      Hi, You can consume dried bhringraj leaves for hair fall. But the first step to stopping the hair fall is pinpointing the problem, try to check for any deficiencies. If you have huge amount of hair fall, rectify that by taking supplements along with taking bhringraj leaves and a good diet. If you don't have any deficiency, check for scalp problems, it can be easily rectified with appropriate home remedy…..

  15. harry mann
    May 16, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    HiI have problem from last few months and i am using this oil from last 3months.i didnt notice any stronge effect yet.you tell me only oil is good or i have to take powder too for internal strenth of hairs.how much time it will take to grow hairs.

  16. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    May 18, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Hi, Continue the hair oil application and along with it try to improve your diet. Because so many things cause hair fall like stress, taking medication, having hair wash in hard water or eating junk food a lot. Try having oil bath regularly to reduce stress and increase the protein in the diet. If you regulate your food intake and regularly condition your hair with daily hair oil application and oil bath, you will start seeing results very soon…

  17. Anonymous
    May 31, 2015 / 9:31 am

    hi, i am 24 yrs old and m loosing my hair follicle very fast… is there any treatment through which i can regain my hairs and hair follicle… .

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 2, 2015 / 12:51 am

      If it is male pattern baldness which is due to DTH hormone, there are few natural things that you can do at home. Drink green tea or take pumpkin seed oil regularly as they are natural DHT blockers and have been proven to help hair loss. Additionally try homemade hair packs ( I would suggest fenugreek hair mask) and regular pure homemade hair oil application to strengthen the hair roots.

    • Anonymous
      August 29, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Hi mam,My frnd suggest me to apply bringraj oil..i had apply this bringraj mixture with pure coconut oil and I apply to head..but after I getting more hair fall on this mixture..why??..it doesn't suit with south indian climate..i m in Pondicherry..pls advise..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 31, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Hi, usually when we apply oil, due to the friction we do tend to shed some hair which is normal like we do when we have hair wash (some daily shedding of hair is normal). Try noticing whether the hair fall is only there when you are oiling the hair or throughout the day. If you feel the the hair fall has increased throughout the day then discontinue using the bhringraj oil and apply only pure virgin coconut oil…

  18. Anonymous
    June 14, 2015 / 7:01 am

    Hi ramyawe can intake arugampul powder daily for thyroid patients

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 19, 2015 / 6:02 am

      As far as I researched, arugampul whether in powder form or as a juice can be safely taken by thyroid patients…

  19. maddy Tabde
    June 16, 2015 / 7:53 am

    Hi i am 27 my all head and shaving hair is getting all white pls suggest is bhirunraj oil help to get white again

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 20, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Like curry leaf oil, bhringraj hair oil is also said to prevent premature greying, try using regularly to see results…

    • Anonymous
      July 24, 2016 / 6:31 pm

      Hi My hair is fall

    • satya
      September 17, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      by using bhringaraja the becomes black or brown

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 6, 2016 / 7:24 am

      Using bhringraja in the form of hair oil prevents premature greying of hair and helps maintain the natural color of the hair. It also conditions the hair really well.

  20. Naga Poojitha
    June 25, 2015 / 4:15 am

    hie, i am 24 years old, my hair is geeting white, do this old will change white hair to black hair.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 27, 2015 / 6:27 am

      Hi, Poojitha, I would suggest using curry leaf hair oil from the blog regularly for premature greying…

    • Anonymous
      July 4, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Madam, i am 39 years now i want to know that which kind of white or yellow bhringraj is to be eaten.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 10, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Hi, very sorry for the late reply. You can use both variety for eating…

  21. Anonymous
    July 14, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    hi, can i use powder for making oil ? please tell me how to prepare that oil with powder too !!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 19, 2015 / 3:57 pm

      I always prefer to make the oil with fresh leaves but you can prepare the bhringraj oil using the powder by heating the oil with the pure bhringraj powder in low to medium flame till a nice smell wafts, switch off immediately and strain using a cheese cloth. But make sure to do the whole process in low flame else the powder will burn easily…

  22. Viji kannan
    July 21, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Ramya can u explain the second method you mentioned above? How to make oil ?

  23. Anonymous
    September 8, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    curry leaf or onion what's best thing for hair fall

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 12, 2015 / 2:48 am

      Because of the strong unpleasant smell, I have not tried small onions on my hair so curry leaf according to me..:)

  24. Anonymous
    September 11, 2015 / 1:52 am

    hi,I have hair loss and dandruff problem sometime very itching …can I try this oil? because my father also balding is this any problem in my head

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 12, 2015 / 3:31 am

      Try this oil along with fenugreek hair mask from the blog, it is very good for dandruff &hairfall…..

  25. Unknown
    September 17, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Hai sister i am 20 year old .. just 3 years before i had thick hair.. now it fully falling now. My question the oil will be help to grow again.? There is any chance for grow again after fallen. ? I heard somewhere there is no chance to grow agian after fallen please can you help me..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 22, 2015 / 3:54 am

      Hi, if you are a male and have baldness in your family, I would suggest you take natural DHT (the hormone responsible for hair fall) blockers like green tea, saw palmetto, etc. I would suggest you consult a doctor to get to know the different natural options and dosage. Along with taking DHT blockers try applying weekly twice hair packs and homemade hair oil like amla oil or curry leaf oil (method in the blog) regularly…

  26. Anonymous
    September 23, 2015 / 6:08 pm

    Hello mam, after having baby I just started hairfall and now my hairs come in hands whenever I comb or touch. I buy oil bottle which has roots in it. Will it helpful. Pls let me know. I'm from Punjab.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 25, 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Hi, any thing that improves the circulation in the scalp will help prevent hair fall so the oil bottle you mentioned will help. Try taking supplements for a few days after checking for deficiencies and along with it try egg and olive oil mask from the blog weekly twice along with regular homemade hair oil application…

  27. Unknown
    October 1, 2015 / 4:14 am

    Hi Ramya. Could u pl share ur email id with me so that i can discuss my queries regrading bhrangraj benefits. My email id is manojgsharmas@gmail.com

  28. Anonymous
    October 8, 2015 / 3:31 am

    Your replies to various queries is very different. You are suggesting different kinds of oils for hair fall control and regrowth. Kindly suggest one oil and hair pack which is best… bhringraj or curry leaves or fenugreek or amla

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 9, 2015 / 4:31 am

      I am sorry if my reply confused you. All of these oils mentioned are very good in strengthening the hair roots and preventing hair fall. All these oils are used regularly by my family and friends with good results. I would suggest to choose the oil in which you can get all the ingredients as the purity of ingredients matter a lot. No matter what oil you choose they will give you good results if used regularly. If you ask me to choose, I would choose curry leaf oil as I love the smell very much and fenugreek hair mask…:)

  29. Sunil Marketeer
    October 8, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Hi Ramya,Firstly let me congratulate you for your humble nature to guide people with so much responsibility.My hair were going slowly from front region os scalp and after trying so many things I tried bhringraj leaves juice on the effected area. As I just have started like from 15 days but i feel some difference. I just wanted to ask do you think putting the juice from leaves will do the magic? Please can you reply me on my alternate email id as i forgot the password of this one. Please if you can; sunilagarwal407@gmail.comBest regards

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 9, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks a lot for your kind words, means a lot to me. Always the fresh extract or the juice gives the best results as it is very potent. But since it will be difficult to get the fresh extract we infuse the essence of it in oils (oils also condition the hair). Since you are able to get fresh extract daily continue applying it. Also consider taking natural DHT blockers (you can search for the products online) as it will greatly help in preventing baldness…

  30. Don Lim
    October 10, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Dear Ramya, My customer saw me scratching me head endlessly and he gave me this oil (Karisalankanni) and I follow his instructions to applied. After applied on it yesterday which is 1st day, it work like magic. Today is the 2nd day of it and no more sctatching!! I had seen many skin doctor and all the drugs (injections, intake and lotion etc…) I had use was useless.According to doctor, I had Ezcema as I have rashes on my body too. How can I recover from this skin problem?? Please help!!

  31. Tanaya Rai
    October 11, 2015 / 8:20 am

    Hi I am 24 years old..I am having high hair fall..my hair are very dull and dry also. Which shampoo and oil I should use…presently I am using coconut oil. Which company bringraj oil is good?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 14, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      Hi Tanaya, Try using a mild baby shampoo and try making either amla oil or curry leaf oil and use it regularly (method for both in the blog). Sorry, I have not used store bought bhringraj oil at all so I don't know which brand is good…

  32. Aseem Aneja
    October 11, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    Hi Ma'am.. how much bhringraj leaves required for making hair pack for baldness and can we made this hair pack for a month or make it fresh when we have to use?And can you also tell me, after how many days we can see the effect if we use this hair pack daily?? Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 14, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      A small handful of bhringraj leaves will be enough and I would suggest making it fresh before using. You can use this hair pack as often as you like. If this treatment is combined with intake of DHT blockers (the hormone that causes baldness) you will start seeing results very soon…

    • Aseem Aneja
      October 17, 2015 / 11:57 am

      Thank you so much for your reply.By little bit research on DHT blocker I found “NuHair DHT Blocker” is a good product. Its easy to intake, economical and gives good results to people. But I also want your opinion on this product befor buy and also other than this product if you want to give any other suggestions to intake DHT blocker so please give me ma'am.Thanks again!!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 21, 2015 / 5:02 pm

      I like the tablets you mentioned as it is made with natural DHT blockers like saw palmetto. But though the tablet says all natural, I would strongly suggest consulting a physician regarding the tablet before having it regularly as it has to be had regularly for months together to see results…..

  33. Anonymous
    October 23, 2015 / 4:11 am

    My son is 11yr old his hairs are thick but I noticed lot of dandruff in his hairs . Please tell me how to reduce or irradiate dandruff. I have yellow karislankanni leaves in my garden can I prepare oil as per u r post . Guide me.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 27, 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Since you have fresh karisalankanni, make the oil and use it regularly for him. Along with it, use fenugreek hair mask from the blog, it is very very effective for dandruff…

  34. Anonymous
    November 18, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Hi Ramya, I made this oil with fresh Bhringraj leaves but I guess I did it for little longer and the leaves got burnt. I have filtered it but can I still use the oil or should I discard it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 27, 2015 / 1:13 am

      If the oil is only discolored a bit you can use it. But if it smells burnt, I would suggest discarding the oil and making a new batch…

  35. Anonymous
    December 3, 2015 / 9:04 am

    Hi ma'am..my hair front line is going bald…plz suggest some remedy…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 19, 2015 / 4:42 am

      Most of the time, receding front line is due to traction (if you are a women) which usually happens if you pull your hair tight into a ponytail or a plait. Try tying your hair loosely and I would suggest using a hair mask (suggestion: olive oil and egg mask from the blog) regularly to strengthen the hair roots…

  36. rivu
    January 11, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    i am facing hairloss telogen effluvium after recover from dengu approx 200 strands per day earlier i loss only 5 to 10 hair per day my hair loss continuing 1 and half month. i am 22 years female .i trial allopathy and homeopathy treatment but not get any effective result recently i use bhringaraj extract with water i need ur valuable suggestion pl help.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 3, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      Hi Rivu, please don't be stressed out as telogen effluvium is reversible. When we go through a period of illness our body is stressed and our immunity is low, being stressed out about hair fall will only worsen the problem. I would suggest taking a course of supplements for a few months along with homemade treatments like gentle hair oil massage with a homemade oil and homemade hair pack (you can find the recipes in the blog). If you want to use bhringraj try using it in the form of oil as it is much easier to use and conditions the hair well, you can find the method of making bhringraj oil in the blog

    • anamika dikpati
      April 10, 2016 / 4:39 am

      madam thank u sooooo so much for your reply from 2016 feb i loss less hair 5 to 10 strands in a day but my hair dont improve quickly front area is thinner though clearly non visible bit i fell i use homemade shampoo made of 13 herbs and consume walnut almond black date egg yolk carrot cucumber various fruit and vegetables etc sugar thyroid normal bmi is normal according to who and period cycle also normal .madam i need ur valuable suggestion

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 29, 2016 / 11:17 pm

      Hi Anamika, It takes a few months to see results for hair growth so please don't give up hope. Continue eating healthy, reducing stress and condition your hair regularly with regular oiling with homemade hair oils and hair masks and with time you will see results…

  37. CountWolf
    January 14, 2016 / 9:49 am

    Hello. Can bhringraj be used to promote facial hair growth? And is it better to apply oil or consume in powder form?Thank you

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 6, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      It can be best used as a beard oil for promoting hair growth….

  38. Natural Beauty
    January 26, 2016 / 4:33 am

    Hi Ramya, do you think it would be best to purchase Bhringraj liquid extract (tincture) oppose to the powder? I don't have access to the actual plant so I need the next best form of Bhringraj that is potent.

  39. Bala Murugan
    January 28, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Hi Ramya,I am 27 Male, I am having Dandruff and oily hair.over the years my hair is thinning and baldness is increasing in front and centre of head, I am very much worried, I saw several blogs they suggested onion is the best choice for hair regrowth.I have tried over the while but getting cold often. Now I am having a hope to try Bhrigaraj with coconut oil to get my hair back. Can you please suggest me a remedy for me to improve hair growth. Eagerly waiting for your responseRegards,Bala

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      Hi, I would suggest fenugreek hair mask from the blog for dandruff, in my opinion it is one of the best treatments for dandruff. Along with it you can also try bhringraj oil recipe from the blog, both these treatments will work well in arresting hair fall…

  40. Divine Gloury
    February 1, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Hi Friends,I was facing hair loss problem from one year,I tried this oil which helped me a lot.which I am sharing with you all..Heat some coconut oil and into it add some curry leaves,henna leaves,shoe flower leaves and shoe flowers,methi seeds,Bhringraj leaves,aloe Vera pulp, and saga leaves. Let it cool completely and after that add some almond oil,castor oil,mustard oil and olive oil.FIll it in a bottle.when ever needed take some oil apply it to the scalp and give a good massage.(if you do not get other oils coconut oil is enough)Thank you VIDYA.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 8, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe…

  41. Anonymous
    February 2, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Can I drink bhringraj powder with water to stop hair fall and for re growth? Is there any side effects of drinking this? I read somewhere that one should avoid milk products and sugar when taking bhringraj churna internally, can u please clarify? Thank you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 8, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      You can take bhringraj powder as it helps in rejuvenation and will help in hair growth too. Bhringraj also has practically no side effects. Except pregnant women bhringraj can be taken safely by everyone for long periods of time. I have not heard of not consuming milk while taking bhringraj powder or churna…

  42. sun shine
    February 16, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    hi..i have a doubt..have u heard of Alternanthera sessilis leaves( PONAGANTI AAKU IN TELUGU)..those leaves they look similar to bhringraj leaves…i just saw Alternanthera sessilis images in google..they look same and it has white flowers also…..can u pls tel me how to differntiate between bhringraj leaves(GUNTAGALAGARAAKU) and Alternanthera sessilis (PONAGANTI AAKU)..because one of my relative has me given me some leaves saying bhringraj leaves…but am not sure of it for bhringraj ..u will know about it from wikipedia also..pls tel me how to find out if its bhringraj or ponaganti aaku..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 3:16 am

      Bhringraj flowers are larger and round whereas Alternanthera sessilis flowers are smaller but have multiple layers…

  43. Abhishek R
    February 17, 2016 / 4:52 am

    Hi Ramya, Can I drink Bhringaraja juice daily? is it effective like Bhringaraja oil? please suggest me

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 3:06 am

      Bhringraj juice can be taken daily and it greatly helps improve immunity and vitality. It is effective like bhringraj hair oil…:)

  44. Anonymous
    February 21, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Hello!I have been taking bhringraj powder internally for almost 5 months now to stop my hair fall and it has worked really well! (I started loosing a lot of hair when I got off the contraceptive pill). I have been taking bhringraj powder twice a day and I recently decided to reduce the amount to once a day, but it seems that my hair is starting to fall a bit more again.. is this normal? Is it safe to take bhringraj internally for long periods of time? I'm worried my body will get used to it and then start loosing my hair again when I stop… Do you have any advice? Thank you! 🙂

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 7:04 am

      Hi, Bhringraj powder can be taken for long duration's of time without any side effects. But don't overdose on the bhringraj powder, around 2.5 grams is the general prescribed dose…

  45. sudha bala
    March 17, 2016 / 4:37 am

    Hi Ramya! Bhringraj for anemia, can both types, yellow and white, be made into a soup?thanks in advance

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Yes, you can use either yellow or white variety bhringraj for soups…

  46. Subha
    March 22, 2016 / 7:16 am

    Dear Ramya,I would like to first thank you for your time in helping out others. I am 30 years old and for past one year, my hair started changing grey very fast and now almost the entire front portion of my hair is white. IT makes me feel very embarrassing when i go to office or meet my friends, it makes me feel very old. i started using henna but when i go to the hair stylist they say that the ph level in henna is too high and it will damage the hair and scalp and over a period of time it will stop the entire hair growth. i used other colouring products available in the market as well but nothing works for more than 2 weeks. Is there any natural way of colouring my hair or can i use organic hair colurs without ammonia available in the market. please suggest.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      If you have access to fresh henna leaves, you can mix the leaves with Aloe Vera and use it dye your hair, my cousin uses the paste and her hair is never dry (you can read about it in the blog)…

  47. Anonymous
    March 30, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I am 25 years old. My hair has started graying and also I am facing too much of hairfall along with dandruff.. Could you suggest me any bhring raj oil brand since i failed trying at home.. Will this really reverse gray hair. How long should i use this oil… The gray hair is in front only

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 20, 2016 / 4:28 am

      I am so very sorry, as I haven't tried any store bought bhringraj oil I don't know how effective they are. Bhringraj oil does help reverse premature greying, curry leaf hair oil (recipe in the blog) also works really well….

  48. roshAn
    April 27, 2016 / 2:23 am

    hai team did it actually prevents baldness

  49. Gany
    May 6, 2016 / 4:49 am

    Hello Mam,I am 24 years old guy living at Chennai. I had beautiful Curl hair , 3 years ago. after that my hair has become very thin.It seems to be Diffused Pattern Alopecia. I think i have lost almost 30% of hair at my scalp from temples to crown area. I used Indhulekha Oil. There was no improvement,though it contained bhingraj oil. I used to wash my Hair thrice a week with Sheekai, hibiscus, paasiparupu powder and Nirozal shampoo(alternate days). I fear of losing my hair. I don't have any family history of losing Hair. My Maternal grandpa has lost hair after reaching the age of 50 years only. Now on searching the web,Eating I found that pumpkin seeds at morning helps for Hair Growth and also karislankanni powder with honey cures Hair loss at empty stomach. Is there any other suggestions to stop hair thinning and regrow my hair. Please help me get out of this.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      Since diffused pattern alopecia is caused due to DHT hormones in our body, try natural dht blockers like green tea, pumpkin seed oil, etc. You can also talk to a doctor about natural DHT blockers. I would also suggest regular oiling of the hair with a homemade oil and using hair packs regularly to strengthen the roots…

  50. nani
    May 20, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Hello Ramya Garu, I am 23 years old and suffering from scalp inflammation and itching due to some fungus spread on scalp. I lost my hair density. How to control and get rid of scalp fungus and regain the lost hair?? I use neem oil as I heard it has anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal properties. Could you suggest me suitable routine/therapy against this problem??

  51. Unknown
    May 30, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Can I get it from market.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Yes you can get bhringraj from the markets easily…

    • Vani
      June 16, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      Hi ramya, i am 40. I have grey hair in the front. I apply henna. Please suggest me how to get the black colour. As i am working women. Please suggest me remedy. What is bhringraj called in kannada

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2016 / 4:25 am

      Try using indigo along with henna to get dark color. Also I would suggest using curry leaves hair oil from the blog too….

  52. Vani
    June 16, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    What is the kannada name for bhringraj leaves?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2016 / 4:21 am

      Bhringraj leaves are called Garagada Soppu in Kannada…

  53. Gurinder Singh Chadha
    June 24, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Hi mamI am 36 year old male from punjab. In 2009 I met an accident with the result of which I have a problem in my whole left side. by time it heal somehow but the problem is my mustache and beard and chest are getting white specially chin and throat As I belong to sikh family I can't shave it. Now the problem is my marriage every body reject me as they said I am very old looking person. Please help me.

  54. Sthuthi Ka
    June 27, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Hello ma'am.. I'm 19 yr girl… I'm suffering frm heavy hairfall (250+ per day) and dandruff frm past 3 yrs… Tried with alopathy for 1 yr, 2ys of homeopathic treatment, now again started allopathic frm 1 week…. BT no use… No one can even find actual reason for it…. I'm using neelibringadi hairoil frm 4 months,and patanjali shampoo…. Prior to it, I was using home made oil, containing bringaraj, curry leaves, etc etc…. BT no use… Wot to do to save my remaining hair frm losing? Plz suggest

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 11:42 am

      I would suggest trying the fenugreek hair mask from the blog for treating dandruff and hair loss, it gives very good results. Try and let me know if there is any improvement…

  55. prema
    July 1, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Hi Ramya, I am trying to conceive. Can I drink Bhringaraja soup? please suggest me

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Bhringraj doesn't have anti fertility properties so it can be taken as a soup while trying to conceive…

  56. nandu yargal
    July 2, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Hi ramya, myself nandu n my age is 26, my problem is beard getting white almost so how to control ths? I want ur suggestion. thank you

  57. nandu yargal
    July 2, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Hi ramya, myself nandu n my age is 26, my problem is beard getting white almost so how to control ths? I want ur suggestion. thank you

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 14, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      I would suggest applying beard oil from the blog, it will greatly help…

  58. Kalai Vanan
    July 7, 2016 / 10:59 am

    how to stop hair loss any one give me tips

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Try making and applying any one of the hair oils from the blog, also try having oil bath weekly twice (you can read about it in the blog). Weekly once or twice using hair masks also will help, start with the egg and olive oil mask from the blog…

  59. VN M
    July 20, 2016 / 5:50 am

    nice work, very helpful. i've started growing the yellow variety in my terrace garden.now i dont have to spend like 200INR for a bottle of bringraj hair oil 😀

  60. Anonymous
    July 22, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    It is not Bhringraj.,, it is Bringmaharaj…:):):)

  61. Anonymous
    July 22, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Hi, Ramya please let me know if I can use yellow flower bringhraj for preparing the hair oil

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 7, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      Yes, you can use yellow bhringraj for preparing the oil too…

    • kondetiramana kumar
      August 8, 2016 / 5:20 am

      HI mam i am severely worying about my hair from the past 2 years and i am trying to use the Dabur almond hair oil and it is a little bit helpful and and after that my hair was so thin and front part hair was growing very slow so please suggest me the good hair oil which will be helpful to grow the hair shine and strengthn and silky.

    • Anonymous
      August 8, 2016 / 5:26 am

      Hi Mam i am worrying about my hair from the past 2 years and my hair was was not thick and from the past 2 years i am using the Dabur almond oil and in my head all the regions in my head was not grow the hair properly.please suggest me to grow my hair fast and thick and shine.suggest me the hair oil to prevent the hair fall and dandruff.

    • Anonymous
      August 8, 2016 / 5:26 am

      Hi Mam i am worrying about my hair from the past 2 years and my hair was was not thick and from the past 2 years i am using the Dabur almond oil and in my head all the regions in my head was not grow the hair properly.please suggest me to grow my hair fast and thick and shine.suggest me the hair oil to prevent the hair fall and dandruff.

    • Anonymous
      August 8, 2016 / 5:27 am

      Hi Mam i am worrying about my hair from the past 2 years and my hair was was not thick and from the past 2 years i am using the Dabur almond oil and in my head all the regions in my head was not grow the hair properly.please suggest me to grow my hair fast and thick and shine.suggest me the hair oil to prevent the hair fall and dandruff.

    • Anonymous
      August 8, 2016 / 5:27 am

      Hi Mam i am worrying about my hair from the past 2 years and my hair was was not thick and from the past 2 years i am using the Dabur almond oil and in my head all the regions in my head was not grow the hair properly.please suggest me to grow my hair fast and thick and shine.suggest me the hair oil to prevent the hair fall and dandruff.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 23, 2016 / 4:30 am

      I am very very sorry for the late reply. I would suggest using bhringraj oil or curry leaf oil from the blog using pure unrefined coconut oil. Also try to check for any nutritional deficiency and take supplements to rectify it. Also to reduce stress and eat healthy, you will get back your hair in no time…:)

  62. Unknown
    August 1, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Hi ramya .. I came across your blog. I am really impressed with your helping nature and people writing back to you about how they have recovered from hair problems.I use to have jet black hair during school. I wanted to change my hair colour and used tea powder, henna And eggs. My hair colour looked honey brown later.. I thought as my hair grows I will get my black hair back but unfortunately my hair colour has changed to brown.. please help.. I am desperate to get my her black hair back😂

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 7:32 am

      Usually when our hair gets dry, the color of the hair takes on a light brown tinge. To get back to your original hair color, I would suggest applying either homemade bhringraj or curry leaf hair oil (recipes for both are in the blog) regularly everyday for a few weeks. I know it is hard to oil our hair daily, but you will see results very soon if you regularly use hair oil…:)

  63. Dinesh Dorriyal
    August 2, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Hiie Mam, I want to know dat is this oil applicable for facial hair growth(beard and moustache)Can we use ??? Without any allergic reaction??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 11:40 am

      I have a recipe for beard oil that is very good for facial hair growth, does not cause any allergy and smells good. You can find the link to the recipe here

  64. Unknown
    August 8, 2016 / 5:14 am

    Hi Ramya mam,i have a severe problem with the hair from the past 2years and i am using the dabur almond oil and it will helpful a little bit and after getting long it is being thick and and front part of hair was lossed mam please suggest me to get my hair back.reply me as early as possible

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      I am very very sorry for the late reply. I would suggest using bhringraj oil or curry leaf oil from the blog using pure unrefined coconut oil. Also try to check for any nutritional deficiency and take supplements to rectify it. Also to reduce stress and eat healthy, you will get back your hair in no time…:)

  65. Anonymous
    August 11, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Hi Ramya, I have read all your comments and it was great. Hope u can definitely help me. Iam 32 yrs male and have hair loss and also have round bald patch to size of a 25 paise coin(Alopecia Areata i think). Have these for more than a year and hair loss. Pls can you advise what type of oil to be used for regular applying and also advise what should i apply in that small bald patch to get new hairs getting rid of that patch. Mine is heat body. So pls suggest me suitable ingredients to prepare home made oil for my condition. I would like to use brighraj oil. So pls can u suggest me ingredients for oil and treatment for getting rid of the patch. Awaiting your replies with great anxiety…thanks in advance.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Onion juice is one the best remedies that has been proven through research to help with alopecia areata, give this remedy a try: remedy

  66. Anonymous
    August 23, 2016 / 6:53 am

    hi mam iam 30 men.iam having baldness in my head.will keezhanelli root+cocanet oil will help to regrow new hair or give some other tips to regrow new hair

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 23, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      Keelanelli root mixed with coconut oil will definitely help for alopecia, here is study that proves it: study. Along with external application of the oil take natural DHT blockers like pumpkin seed oil or green tea to block DHT which is the main reason for baldness…

  67. sarah gopal
    August 31, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Hi please tell me the whether bringaraja powder is helpful for pimples and skin glow

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 3, 2016 / 2:57 am

      We use bhringraj mainly for hair but it has antibacterial properties and actually has been proven to help with wound healing and skin infections. So you can use bhringraj powder for pimples. But I would suggest trying any one of these 3 face masks first as I have found them to be very very effective: face mask

    September 5, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Madam, This is regarding Bhringraj, we call it, 'Guntakalagara Aku ' in Telugu. You described methods of making bhringraj oil at home. You suggested that only leaves be used. But in our family we used to make paste of everything i.e.leaves and stems. Yesterday I prepared the oil. I simply washed the entire plant and after a while cut the entore plant into small pieces and ground it to paste adding little water. Then pressed the juice through a cloth. I measured this bhringraj juice and coconut oil in 1:1 ratio and boiled it on low flame till entire moisture is gone. It took 5 hours for me. Then cooled it.Added small quantity of pachha karpuram and preserved. Please tell me if this method is okay. This is our family grandmother recipe.

    • Subrahmanyam Amancherla
      September 6, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Madam, Please give detailed description of how to make bhringraj powder. Please clarify if the entire plant can be sun dried and powdered.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Please go ahead and use the hair oil you mentioned. Recipes like this, perfected and used for years together and passed on to us through family members should be treasured….

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      The entire bhringraj plant except the roots and the flowers can be used to make bhringraj powder…..

  69. Anonymous
    September 19, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Hi mam… while searching in Google for manjal karisalankanni, iam finding 2 types of manjal karisalankanni leaf photos.iam confused about which one is correct. kindly clarify which one is correct manjal karisalankanni.kindly send photo.mail ID:prabhucat05@gmail.com

  70. Official Contacts
    September 21, 2016 / 3:01 am

    I am from kerala. Fortunately, with no care at all, there are lots of Bringraj plants growing in our compound. Once i recognized its power to fix hair problems, i started giving care to them.

  71. Anonymous
    September 27, 2016 / 11:37 am

    Can we use yellow bringraj for hair?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 7, 2016 / 4:30 am

      Yes, you can use yellow bhringraj for hair….

    • Anjana SP
      October 22, 2016 / 9:07 am

      Hi Ramya, while using bhrinharaj powder as hair mask it doesn't get applied properly as the paste from the powder doesn't turn enough smooth. Please suggest the method of preparation while using powder as mask to hair.

  72. Piyush Nimoria
    October 15, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Hi Ramya. I have started eating 1 spoon brhingraj powder empty stomtach daily with water. Will it show any signs of hair regrowth?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Bhringraj is a blood purifier so taking it internally will help both hair and skin. For best results, would suggest applying externally in the form of hair oil too…

  73. Rahul Rai
    October 17, 2016 / 10:27 am

    How can i got bhirngraj oil..or leaf..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      You can get bhringraj plant in nurseries. Also you can ask the ladies who sell greens in the markets to get it for you, usually they will happily do it for a small sum of money..

  74. Unknown
    October 22, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    How to mix the powder and how many minutes to apply

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      You can mix bhringraj powder in curd and apply as a hair mask, wait for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off…

  75. Kamal Thakur
    October 31, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I have bhringraj plant in my gardan but m from himachal so I don't have fresh coconut oil can I use another one……

  76. Kamal Thakur
    October 31, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    I have bringraj oil but m from himachal so I don't have fresh coconut oil so I can use others one

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      Yes, you can make bhringraj oil with other oils too but whatever oil you choose, make sure to use only pure unrefined oil….

  77. Anonymous
    November 13, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Hello Ramya, Can we prepare bringraj oil with mustard oil instead of coconut oil. Becoz in winter in North India it will be difficult to use coconut oil.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Hello, if you are used to oiling your hair with mustard oil then you can definitely make bhringraj oil with mustard oil too…

  78. Anonymous
    November 24, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    hi mam,I have severe hairfall because of dandruff. how bringaraj is help to me to cure haifall and dandruff?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 1:12 pm

      Though regular use of bhringraj arrests hair fall and cures scalp problems, in my personal experience I find using fenugreek hair mask treats dandruff very very quickly (you can find the recipe for it in the blog)….

  79. Anonymous
    December 3, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Hi mam,my daughter is 7 years old but she is having hair fall,grey hair,and dandruff problem also.but we r using homemade oil only.plz mam tell some solution.Thank u mam

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Try to include more greens into her diet and apply hair oil made with herbs like curry leaves or bhringraj regularly as they really help reverse grey hair. Also weekly once regular oil bath also will help…

  80. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 / 8:04 am

    Hi Ramya,I am 28 yrs old and I used to have thick hair before.. But i started loosing hair from 22 and I have been suffering from female pattern thinning of hair…doctor consultation didn't help..could you please suggest a natural remedy that would help grow the lost hair back..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      For female pattern hair loss try to mix few drops of rosemary essential oil with unrefined coconut oil and use it regularly (it has been clinically proven to help with hair loss). Also try to apply a homemade hair pack like the bhringraj hair pack made using bhringraj powder mentioned above weekly once, it will greatly help…

  81. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 / 8:05 am


  82. Ashwin As
    January 2, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Hello Ramya,Thank you so much for posting such an informative content on ancient herbs like Bhringaraj, I have started to consume 1 t-spoon of Bhringaraj powder(ready-made),every other morning on empty stomach followed by water. Besides this I also apply Bhringaraj oil on sclap 3-4 times/week.Can I also use Bhringaraj oil on by beard,which have greying a bit. With Sincere gratidue RegardsVikram

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Yes, you can apply bhringraj oil for beard growth too…

  83. Soumya Samirana
    February 23, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Hi,Will the bhringraja tablets, that are being sold online give the same benefits as the oil ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      For hair growth, it is best to apply bhringraj hair oil externally and take it internally for best results….

  84. Raj kumar
    April 7, 2017 / 10:14 am

    hello,can you help me as to where i can find or buy bhringaraj leaves in chennai,thank you,Rajkumar.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:11 pm

      You can find bhringraj plant in nurseries, many nurseries in Tamil Nadu stock the plant…

  85. Unknown
    April 10, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Hi, Can u help me because i have Vitiligo skin problem. u know any treatment pls tell methank uzimma

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Black seed oil is said to be one of the best treatments for vitiligo, please research more into it…

  86. Arun Vijay
    April 16, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I have bhringaraj pant and pure home made oilit is really working I got this through my cousin ….if you want contact me 150 RS for 100ml

  87. Unknown
    April 21, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Hi Ramya, Many thanks for your post.Can i use bhringraj dry leaves with jatamansi.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Yes, you can use ….

  88. Anonymous
    June 11, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Is there a way to get quality seeds of white and yellow bhringaraj plants anywhere

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      I saw white and yellow bhringraj seeds being sold in some online shops few weeks back, you can give them a try (I haven't purchased them online, so don't know about the quality)…..

  89. Anonymous
    July 1, 2017 / 7:03 am

    Hii mam, I am 23yrs old. Which colour(white or yellow) of bhringaraj plant could be used for getting black hair.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 1, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      You can use either one, both will give the same hair benefits (for reversing grey hair)………

  90. Vithita Jha
    July 30, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Hi. I am 20 year old girl suffering from hair loss. Could you please tell me which brand's bhringraj powder can be consumed for hair growth?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 14, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      I usually try to make bhringraj powder at home as we have plenty of bhringraj plants in our farm and I am not familiar with online brands. But look out for organic bhringraj powder that does not have additions to it (not combined with other herbs)

  91. venkat
    January 14, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    hi ramya. what should we do with the solution u gave for sinus? should we want to drink it or steam inhalation or anything else?

  92. lavanya
    June 25, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Hi am having yellow coloured flower plant. Which is best yellow or white.

    • Ramya (Wildturmeric)
      June 26, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      You can use either one variety of bhringraj, both are good…

  93. Archana
    August 3, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    Kayyonni in malayalam.

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