Bhringraj oil, which is also known as Bhringraj, is a type of clarified oil that is produced in the state of Rajasthan in India. This oil is a blend of several kinds of oils from India’s native lands like Jasmine, Mahanarayan oil and the famous Maha-Manjishthadi-Qadha oil. It is said to have many medicinal benefits, the most prominent of which are anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Its popularity is due to the fact that this type of oil has been used for ages by patients who suffer from diseases like psoriasis, eczema and ulcers.
Relief From Skin Problems
Bhringraj Oil has been considered as a preferred medicine by people across India for a long time now. They claim its numerous benefits, which include relief from skin problems like acne and rashes, psoriasis and wounds. The oil has been used in traditional medicines of the land as well as in ayurvedic formulations too. Ayurvedic doctors prescribe it for patients with arthritis. The name “Bhringraj” is a combination of two words, “bha” meaning hair and “raj” meaning hair of the cow. It was considered sacred for cows in India since ancient times.
Some of the claims of Bhringraj are that it is a powerful siddhi (vigor), vital oil and good for preventing infections. The clarified oil has been found to increase firmness and elasticity of the skin, relieve inflammation, reduce swelling, relieve pain and improve digestion and absorption of nutrients. It is also considered very effective in treating fungal and bacterial infections and protecting the body against free radicals. According to Ayurvedic practitioners, Bhringraj is used for the treatment of cancer, gall stones, colds, kidney stones, pleurisy, oral diseases, respiratory disorders, tumors, liver and kidney diseases, osteoarthritis, varicose veins and eczema. It is also believed to be an antidote for poisonous snakes.
To make it, pure bhringraj oil is required which should be procured from a trusted source in the form of leaves, seeds or even stems, to extract the essential oil. The oil from the clarified leaves is considered most beneficial in healing internal and external injuries, bruises, cuts, burns and diseases. The bhringraj oil is massaged on the body to cure any kind of disease. The oil is not only used as massage oil but can also be used as a natural decongestant and anti-inflammatory agent. It promotes blood flow, eases digestion, strengthens the immune system and acts as a stimulant of the circulatory system.
Ayurvedic Healers And Physicians
It has been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic healers and physicians of India. A paste is made from clarified oil and cooked dry. The paste is then applied on the affected parts and allowed to dry. After a few hours it is washed and the skin is rinsed with water. This helps to remove all traces of the paste along with the oil and cleanses the affected part of the body. It is believed that this paste helps in healing internal wounds, bruises, burns, asthma, infections, diabetes, epilepsy, eye problems and any other diseases.
Ayurvedic medicine considers bhringraj oil as one of the most beneficial oils in the world for treating various ailments. However, there are some points to be considered before using it as a treatment for a particular ailment. As this oil is derived from clarified oil, it is compatible with all types of Ayurvedic oils and has no side effects. Therefore, it is considered as a safe medicine for internal injuries and infections.
Medicines like bhringraj oil can be used in a number of ways depending on their intended use. They can be used as a simple dietary supplement, in a ghee bath or in an elixir. It has also been traditionally used as an embosser of Names, an agent for inducing menstruation, a purifier of blood, a diuretic, and a fomentation of spirit. Other than these traditional uses, today bhringraj oil is widely used in ayurvedic medicines, as an essential oil for massage, and as a sweetener and flavor enhancer in various products like jellies and candies.