Aloevera
Moringa
Coleus Forskohlii
Neem
Gymnema Sylvestre
Amla
Eclipta
Basil
Ashwagandha
Pennywort
Senna
Cyperus Rotundus
Pointed Gourd
Tribulus Terrestris
Indian Echinacea
Boerhavia Diffusa
Asparagus Racemosus
Mango
Vetiveria Zizanioides
Vinca Rosea
Spirulina
Myrobalan
Malabar Nut
Henna
     
 

Product details : KARISALANKANNI - BHRINGARAJ - ECLIPTA

  • Dry Leaf
  • Leaf Powder


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Eclipta Alba
Plantae
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliopsida
Asterales
Asteraceae
Eclipta L.
Eclipta prostrata (L.)





Babri, Galagara, Gunta-kalagara, Kaikeshi, Karisha-lankanni, Karisirang-kanni, Kesharaji, Kesuri, Kesuria, Kesutti, Maka, Mochkand
Herb, roots, leaves
Throughout India & Southwestern America

Description

Karisalankanni is a creeping and moisture-loving herb. It has a short, flat or round stem and small white flowers on a long stalk. It grows 3" tall; the leaves are opposite and lance shaped. The roots of the pant are well developed, cylindrical and grayish in color. Floral heads are solitary, white in color, achene compressed, narrowly winged and 6-8 mm in diameter. The plant grows commonly in moist places all over the world, as a weed.
 
Plant Chemicals

The extract obtained from Karisalankanni plant contains an alkaloid called ecliptine. This extract is resinous in nature. The leaves of the plant contain a rich amount of protein. The chief constituents of Bhringaraj are coumestan derivatives like wedololactone[1.6%], demethylwedelolactone, desmethyl-wedelolactone-7 glucoside and other constituents are ecliptal, ß-amyrin, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, hentriacontanol, heptacosanol, stigmasterol. It is known for its anticancer, antileprotic, analgesic, antioxidant, antimyotoxic, antihaemorrhagic, antihepatotoxic, antiviral, antibacterial, spasmogenic, hypotensive and ovicidal properties.

Uses & Benefits of Karisalankanni

  • Karisalankanni is the main herb for the hair care and cirrhosis in Ayurveda. It is believed to maintain and rejuvenate hair, teeth, bones, memory, sight, and hearing.
  • It works to rejuvenate kidneys and liver. As oil, it treats graying and balding, makes the hair darker, and promotes deep sleep. It also improves complexion.
  • In Ayurveda, the root powder is used for treating hepatitis, enlarged spleen and skin disorders. Mixed with salt, it relieves burning urine sensation. Mixed with a little oil and applied to the head, the herb relieves headache.
  • Karisalankanni is also used in to prevent repeated miscarriage and abortion. It is also used to relieve post-delivery uterine pain. The leaves of this herb are used to reduce uterine bleeding.
  • The extract taken of its leaves is mixed with honey and given to infants, for the expulsion of worms. karisalankanni is also given to children in case of urinary tract infections.
  • Fumigation with karisalankanni is considered to bring about relief in piles.
  • karisalankanni oil is has anti-aging properties, as it has a rejuvenating effect on the body. It is also given as a general tonic in cases of debility.
  • karisalankanni is used extensively by Ayurvedic practitioners, for treating skin diseases and eye infections.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, the herb is also used for treating hyperacidity.