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Bhṛṅgarāja Taila

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Bhṛṅgarāja Taila is a medicated oil preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation Composition given below with mūrcchita Tila taila as the basic ingredient.

Formulation composition

Mārkava Svarasa (Bhṛṅgarāja API) Eclipta alba Pl. 3.072 l
2 Taila (Tila Taila API) Sesame oil 768 ml
3 Mañjiṣṭhā API Rubia cordifolia Rt. 48 g
4 Padmaka API Prunus cerasoides Ht. Wd. 48 g
5 Lodhra API Symplocos racemosa St. Bk. 48 g
6 Candana (Rakta Candana API) Pterocarpus santalinus Ht. Wd . 48 g
7 Gairika API - Śuddha Red ochre 48 g
8 Balā API Sida cordifolia Rt. 48 g
9 Rajanīdvaya
a. Haridrā API Curcuma longa Rz. 48 g
b. Dāruharidrā API Berberis aristata St. 48 g
10 Keṣara (Nāgakeṣara API) Mesua ferrea Stmn. 48 g
11 Priyaṅgu API Callicarpa macrophylla Fl. 48 g
12 Madhuyaṣṭikā (Yaṣṭī API) Glycyrrhiza glabra Rt. 48 g
13 Prapauṇḍarīka API Nelumbo nucifera Rt. 48 g
14 Gopī (Śveta Sārivā API) Hemidesmus indicus Rt. 48 g

Method of preparation

  • Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Treat Tila taila to prepare mūrcchita Tila taila.
  • Treat Gairika to prepare Gairika - Śuddha.
  • Take fresh Bhṛṅgarāja and wash thoroughly with water. Grind and filter through muslin cloth to obtain svarasa.
  • Wash, clean, dry the ingredients numbered 3 to 6 and 8 to 14 of the Formulation Composition,

powder separately and pass through 180 µm I. S. sieve (sieve number 85) (Kalka dravya).[1]


  • A medicated oil, light brownish yellow in color with a pleasant odour.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Keśapāta (Loss of hair), Netraroga (Diseases of eyes), Karṇaroga (Diseases of ear), Śiroroga (Diseases of head), Manyastambha (Neck rigidity/Torticollis), Galagraha (Difficulty in swallowing), Khālitya (Premature baldness), Indralupta (Alopecia areata).


  • External application over the scalp for shiro-Abhyanga.

Physico-chemical parameters

Refractive index at 400 1.451 to 1.464
Specific gravity at 400 0.910 to 0.932
Saponification value 188 to 194
Iodine value 90 to 100
Acid value 3 to 6
Peroxide value Not more than 6