Bhringaraja Taila – Benefits, How To Use, Ingredients, Side Effects

Bhringaraja Taila is an Ayurvedic herbal hair oil used to treat hair fall, premature graying. It also improves strength of eyes and ears.  This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. 


Bhringamalakadi Taila  Uses: 

It is a good herbal hair oil, improves strength of hair, it improves vision and hearing capability.

It is used to treat neck stiffness, headache, dizziness and alopecia.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta

Mode Of Usage

How to use Bhringamalakadi Tailam?

It is used for Nasya – nasal instillation and for massage.

It can be used in place of regular hair oil.

It is also used for gargling.

How to wash off the hair oil?
Wait for at least 30 minutes before washing hair. Longer the delay, better (except for very oily hairs). It is best to use herbal hair wash powders to wash off the hair oil. One or two rounds of wash with hair wash powder will get rid off oil from hair. It is very fine, even if some amount of oiliness remains on the hair.
Traditional treatises mention cold water to wash hair and face. (Reference: Ashtanga Sangraha, Sutrasthana, Dinacharya chapter). But to wash oily hair, lukewarm water can also be used. Avoid very hot water for hair wash.

Side Effects and Precautions

There are no known side effects on external application of this oil.

Nasal instillation should be done under strict medical supervision.

Gargling should be preferably done in the morning, on empty stomach.

Keep out of sight and reach of children.

store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

How long to use Bhringaraja Oil

For external use, it can be used for a long period of time.


Bhringaraja Thailam ingredients:

Taila – Sesame oil – Sesamum indicum – 768 ml

Bhringaja – Eclipta alba – juice extract / water decoction – 3.072 liters

Paste made with 48 g of fine powders of each of

Padmaka – Wild Himalayan Cherry – Prunus cerasoides

Lodhra – Lodh tree (bark) – Symplocos racemosa

Rakta Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus

Gairika – Red ochre

Bala – Country mallow (root) – Sida cordifolia

Daruharidra – Tree Turmeric (stem) – Berberis aristata

Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea

Priyangu – Callicarpa macrophylla

Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra

Prapaundarika – Nelumbium speciosum

Gopi – Indian Sarsaparila – Hemidesmus indicus


Bhaishajya Ratnavali – Kshudrarogadhikara 91-96

During pregnancy, lactation

If you were using this oil before pregnancy without any allergic reaction, you can continue using this oil even during pregnancy.
If you have not used this product before and wish to use it during pregnancy, better to consult a doctor because it can cause skin allergy in some rare cases.
It is generally considered as safe to use during lactation, however consult your doctor for the right advice.

Can this product be applied after steam therapy?
No. Oil is best applied before steam therapy. This is as per basic Ayurvedic principles. 

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