Bhringraj is one of the distinguished medicinal herbs used in preparation of ayurvedic medicines. It is one of the prominent herbs used as an ayurvedic medicine for treatment of Hair loss, premature greying, ect. It is mainly used as an ayurvedic tonic for hair care. It is a small annual plant found in wet land throughout India. All the parts of the plant are used for medicinal preparations. It is used for the treatment of devitalized hair. Bhringraj is used along with other herbs such as amla, shikakai as a hair rinse and conditioner. It is also used with oils such as coconut oil and sesame oil for the preparation of hair oils for conditioning oil treatment. Bhringraj oil when massaged on to the scalp, gives a calming effect and promotes a good sleep.
Bhringraj is used in ayurvedic treatment for the prevention of repeated miscarriage and abortion. It is also used to relieve post delivery uterine pain. The decoction prepared from the leaves of this herb is used to reduce uterine bleeding. The extract obtained from the leaves of this plant is mixed with honey and given to infants for expulsion of worms. Fumigation with Bhringraj is considered beneficial for relief of piles. This herb is also considered to have anti aging properties. It is used as a general tonic in case of debility. The juice of the leaves of Bhringraj is given for children for the treatment of respiratory tract infections.