Latin Name

Eclipta alba

English Name

False daisy

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

Its main action is on liver, where it stimulates secretion of bile so used in liver, spleen enlargement, and jaundice. It is popularly used hair tonic which promotes growth of hair and maintains texture. It has healing properties and used for external application in chronic wounds, ulcers etc. It has anthelmintic properties hence sometimes used along with laxatives in worm infestation. It relieves burning micturition.

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