Medicinal use of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo)

Nirgundi or five-leaved chaste tree is medicinal herb which is used in preparation of many Ayurvedic medicines. Nirgundi plant has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, bronchial relaxant and hepatoprotective activities.

Nirgundi Medicinal uses

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Every part of this plant is used in form of powder, decoction, oil, leaves paste for its medicinal qualities. An adult can take its leaves juice(10-20 ml), decoction(50-100ml), leaves powder(1.5-3g) or dry leaves extract (300-600mg) as per requirement in a day.

Details of Vitex negundo(Nirgundi) health benefits and natural remedies according to ayurveda.

Information

  • Botanical Name: Vitex negundo
  • Sanskrit: Nirgundi, Sindhuvara, Neelamanjari
  • Indrasurasa, Bhoothakeshi, Neelika
  • Hindi: Samhalu, Saubhalu, Nirgandi
  • English: Five-leaved chaste tree
  • Bengali: Nirgundi, Nishinda
  • Gujarati: Nagod
  • Kannada: Bile-nekki
  • Malayalam: Indrani
  • Telungu: Nallavalli, Vavilli, Tellavavilli
  • Tamil: Nirkunnchi, Nallanochi

Here are few remedies that can be done at home to cure various clinical conditions:

  • Sprain (Moch in hindi)
    Heat fresh leaves. Apply poultice of it on sprained area.
  • Head ache
    Take nirgundi leaves and grind with water to make paste. Apply this paste on forehead.
  • Abdominal gas and pain
    Make decoction of its leaves and drink.
  • Fever, toothaches
    Take Nirgundi leaves (6 tbsp) in water (2 glasses) and boil for 15 minutes. Filter the decoction and divide in three parts. Take thrice a day on gap of 4 hours.
  • Asthma, cough
    Take 1/4th decoction three times a day (same as prepared for fever).
  • Ulcers, boils, wounds
    Boil Nirgundi leaves in water and make decoction. Wash affected area with this decoction.

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