Bhringraj oil is the best Ayurvedic oil. Bhringraj oil is the oil extracted from the Bhringraj plant. Its plant is found all over the world. It helps in treating gray hair, hair fall, headache and mental weakness. It also enhances memory, promotes hair growth and prevents hair fall. In Ayurveda, it is recommended to be used for all kinds of hair problems.
Benefits of Bhringraj oil stop hair fall
According to Ayurveda, hair fall is caused by an excess of vata in the body, which may be associated with pitta or kapha. Generally, Pitta or Kapha condition is common. In such a case, the hair becomes weak and thin. Apart from this, excessive dryness of the scalp and malnourished hair follicles are also the reasons for hair loss.
Bhringraj oil has an effect on all the three doshas. It reduces Vata and Kapha and improves Pitta. Regular use of Bhringraj oil increases the blood circulation of the scalp skin and provides proper nourishment to the hair follicles. Massaging with Bhringraj Hair Oil 5 to 10 times is necessary to get good results and reduce hair fall.
Properties of Bhringraj oil beneficial for dandruff
According to Ayurveda there are three types of dandruff according to dosha analysis.
- Vata predominance: Flaking is common due to dry skin. Flakes are generally short. In such cases your skin type may be dry.
- In people with Pitta predominance and Ama association, dandruff may be yellowish and slightly greasy. The scalp may turn red. Pale and foul-smelling scalp or hair are associated with pitta association with ama.
- Kapha dominance: Oily and irritable scalp skin is the most common cause of this type. In such a case, the flakes may be pale white or white and smooth. Seborrheic dermatitis conditions are common under this category.
Bhringraj oil is effective in all conditions. A 5 to 10 minute massage with this oil can get rid of dandruff in a few days. After this, it can be used 2-3 times a week in place of a regular oil. Bhringraj oil can be safely used as a regular oil. Lukewarm Bhringraj oil should be used for massage.
Save Bhringraj oil from graying of hair
Bhringraj oil contains active substances of Bhringraj and Jatamansi which are the main ingredients to prevent and treat premature graying of hair. Both the herbs help in restoring the natural color of the hair and prevent further graying of hair. However, long term (at least 6 months) use on a daily basis is necessary to get the desired results. Apart from this, some people may also require internal/oral medications. Mostly this condition is due to pitta dosha in the body or acidic body. In such a case, the intake of fruits and vegetables should be increased.
Benefits of Bhringraj Oil for Folliculitis
Folliculitis (pimples, acne) is usually caused by inflammation of hair follicles which is usually caused by bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus, other germs, fungi, viruses can also cause folliculitis.
Bhringraj oil is the active substance of Bhringraj (Aclita alba), which exhibits antimicrobial properties. It is also effective against Staphylococcus aureus, as studies in cancer patients have suggested. Additionally, the ingredients in Bhringraj oil have anti-inflammatory properties.
Bhringraj oil protects against fungal infection
Tinea capitis (a fungal infection) affects the hair shaft and the skin of the scalp. It may cause itchy skin scalp, bald or scaly patches on the scalp. Bhringraj oil has antifungal properties.
Get relief from headache with Bhringraj oil
Massaging with Bhringraj oil is more effective to get relief from headache . According to Ayurveda, this type of pain is caused by excess Vata. Nasal administration with Bhringraj oil is also effective in headache, which is generally a dull type of pain in which the patient feels heaviness in the head.
Nasal administration of Bhringraj oil has the potential to improve vision. To improve vision, 2 drops of Bhringraj oil should be instilled in each nostril in the morning. But there is no clinical experience of this.
Remove stress: Benefits of Bhringraj oil
Another important benefit of Bhringraj oil is that it is used to deal with stress . Massaging your head and sometimes whole body with this oil can be a great stress reliever. It can help lift unnecessary worries off your shoulders and help you enjoy life more.
How to use Bhringraj oil?
- Wash your hands and warm Bhringraj oil.
- Take a small amount of Bhringraj oil and apply it on the roots of the hair.
- Massage gently for 5 to 10 minutes. It helps in increasing the absorption of Bhringraj oil.
- Replace your regular hair oil with Bhringraj oil on a regular basis.
Topical application of Bhringraj oil has no known side effects, but its nasal administration may result in the following side effects:
- nasal irritation
- sore throat
- burning sensation in the nose
- headache (rare)
Method of making Bhringraj oil
1 liter olive oil
50 grams Amla
100 grams Amarbel
50 grams Jatamansi 50
50 grams Shikakai
50 grams Bhringraj
Boil all these ingredients except olive oil in 2 liters of water and when the water boils down to a quarter, add 1 Mix liters of olive oil and cook it and when all the water dries up, keep the remaining oil safe in a glass bottle. If men apply this oil in 2-3 ml quantity daily and women in 10 ml quantity 2-3 times a week, it reduces hair fall, untimely graying of hair.