Nirgundi also known as Vitex negundo from the family of “VERBENACEAE”, is an herb, having multi bushy branches, bears small flowers about 3 inches in length and are often blue or white in color with the purplish tint and it also bears fruits which are small in size, round in shape with black and white in mixed color. Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) is widely used in Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. It is an Ayurvedic herb, having numerous health benefits in it which many of us are still unaware of these benefits. There are very fewer herbs present in the world which are as versatile and multi-usage as nirgundi
Where are the Vitex negundo Found?
Wild plants of Nirgundi are found almost everywhere in the world.
Let Us See the Medicinal and Health Benefits of Nirgundi (Vitex Negundo)
In Ayurveda, Nirgundi is an extraordinary and miraculous herb. The power and efficacy of the herb are also described in Indian traditional medicine. Its key therapeutic benefits are:
- It has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which help in treating inflammation and skin infection.
- Helps to heal the disorders of the intestines and anal canal
- It suppresses Kapha, and Vata, and relieves pain. It is a very famous medicinal herb for vata related problems.
- It is also used as the concentrate for gargles. Mix a few drops of its oil in the warm water along with a pinch of salt can cure soreness in the throat.
- It is helpful in the disorders of the nervous system.
- It supports overall body/physical strength
- It is also known to treat several skin ailments such as Leucoderma, Vitiligo, Leprosy, etc.
- It is helpful in treating many eye diseases.
- It gives relief in Intestinal worms.
- It has antipyretic and anti-arthritic properties therefore used in diseases like typhoid, malaria, worms, and dermatosis.
- It also treats many female ailments such as menstrual difficulties, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, and many other ailments
- It is a natural remedy in problems related to respiratory diseases like cough and cold.
- Several kinds of diseases associated with liver conditions can also be cured by Nigundi oil
- It is the best Ayurvedic remedy for uric acid
- It is helpful to reduce inflammation caused due to arthritis
- Helpful in joints pain
Formation of Nirgundi Oil
List of organic ingredients used in Nirgundi Oil by Planet Ayurveda:
Nirgundi is also known as Vitex Negundo which is a five leaves chaste tree and is an evergreen medicinal shrub. It is being prescribed on inflammatory or swollen joints. The paste of its leaves is also used in relieving pain during headache. It is also applied topically for removing fetid discharge from wounds and ulcers. A decoction of leaves was had also been used to cure catarrhal fever in ancient times. Some studies indicated that many women experience a problem with breakout during their menstrual cycles so it is being used to treat that outburst of zits.
2. Tila Oil
Sesame Oil with botanical name as Sesamum indicum, is one of the oldest oil crop which has been cultivated in several parts of the world. In Ayurveda, Sesame oil is considered to be the best among all vegetable oils. Sesame is rich in Vitamin E thus acts as a natural anti-oxidant. It also contains Vitamin K and B6, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Calcium and Copper. It is a powerful pain reliever and has anti-itch action. The use of sesame oil alleviates Vata as sesame oil is hot and heavy in nature whereas vata being dry, cold and light in nature. Oil massage with sesame oil relieves pains and aches of the body.
Manjistha is described in the Atreya Aranyaka in the Vedic period and ancient Ayurvedic texts emphasized its role in healthcare. Rubia cordifolia is the botanical name. Manjistha is better known as a blood purifier and also has cooling properties and hence, it was traditionally used for fevers like chronic pyrexia and puerperal fever. It has the blood purifying property which attributed to its ability to calm the imbalance Pitta Dosha. The root is the commonly used part of manjistha. It also has anti-inflammatory property and antioxidants due to which it is used in treating allergies, acne, eczema, psoriasis and can improve your complexion by giving your skin an even tone.
Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Curcumin is the main active ingredient present in turmeric and due to the presence of it, acts as potent anti-inflammatory agent or due to its healing properties, accelerates the healing of a cut and soothe irritation of skin. It is rich in antioxidant that helps to fight against signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Topical application of turmeric also serves as the pain reducing agent during osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis muscle pain etc. Turmeric also helps to manage the condition of digestive problem
Kalihari with the Latin name Gloriosa superba is perennial herb and grown as a climber. It cures skin diseases and itching. It is also helpful in the treatment of piles and ulcer. Its main effects are on parasites, inflammation, and pain. It has muscle relaxant property. It has also been used in the treatment of infertility, open wounds, snakebite, ulcers, arthritis, gout, cholera, colic, kidney problems, typhus, itching, leprosy, bruises, sprains, hemorrhoids, cancer, and scorpion sting
How To Use
- Apply a few drops of nirgundi oil on the affected area and gently massage over it for effective relief, leave it for 20 -15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- It would be more beneficial if it is to be applied before going to shower
- It is used for external application, ointment
- It is also used for nasal therapy
- It can be used for a longer period of time if used externally
- While for nasal therapy it should not be used continuously more than a month.
- It comes in the form of oil
- It comes in a bottle pack with the quantity of 100ml