ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: FUNCTIONAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF BHRINGARAJA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Sneha S Air *, Pravin M Bhat
Abstract: Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba) of the Asteraceae family is used in various Kalpa to treat eye disease because of its Chakshushya properties. It is also used in naktyandhtva and widely used in liver disease, anemia, eye disease, problem-related to hairs. It is having antibacterial, analgesic, antifungal, antiviral, antihepatotoxic, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective properties. It contains chemical compounds including coumarins, alkaloids, flavonoids etc. Because of these properties, it is used in various eye diseases. The eye is also made from the Panchamahabhutas like other body parts. Every part of the body is developed from a neural tube i.e., ectoderm and mesoderm like this every part or layer of the eyeball develop from the optic vesicle, the ectoderm and mesoderm, as the origin is the same. Also, many eye-related symptoms are seen in various systemic diseases. Eclipta alba can be used in various diseases which has ocular manifestation with different concentrations and in various formulation with appropriate concentration along with other herbs. So, we need to develop appropriate formulation for evidence-based medicine.
Keyword: Eclipta alba, Bhringaraja, Eye disease, Ayurveda