Eclipta grows abundantly in the tropics and is used with much success in Ayurvedic medicine. In India the juice of the leaves is used in the treatment of liver cirrhosis, hepatitis and infective hepatitis.Eclipta alba also shows excellent antifungal activity. The plant tops are used for skin diseases (inflammation). A mixture of Eclipta and mineral oil (USP) keeps the hair dark and lustrous; when applied to the scalp it promotes hair growth.