Bhringaraj (Eclipta Alba) also known as “maaka” belongs to compositae family. It is small shrub which grows up to 1 foot. It bears white coloured flowers. It grows all over India in places where there is plenty of water supply.
This plant is eulogised as “Bhringaraja” (a plant which makes hair as dark as beetle), “Maarkava” (a plant which keeps graying of hair at bay) and “Kesharaja” (protects health of hair as king protects his subjects).