In Ayurveda, Nirgundi (निर्गुन्डी- Hindi Name) is one popular naturopathic herb that treats many health disorders. It is also known as chasteberry, or vitex and commonly used herb for various women’s health issues, including menstrual irregularities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopause symptoms. Some other potential benefits of vitex include reducing breast tenderness and pain relief, headache, anxiety and stress reduction, improving mood, boosting fertility, and wound healing.
It is a small 10-12 feet bushy plant with long-shaped leaves. In every branch, there are many small leaflet branches with 3-5 leaves and most are with five leaves as the name suggests “Five Leaved Chaste”. Its fruits are small and in mixed black and white colour.
In English, it is known as “Five Leaved Chaste” (Latin name – Vitex Negundo) and of Verbenaceae family. Its Sanskrit names are Nirguni, Nirgudi, Nigudi, Nirgundi, Sinduk, and Sinduvar. Another, in Hindi, is also titled Samhalu and Meudi. Other regional Names of this medicinal herb are: In Bengali – Nishinda, in Gujrati – Nagad or Nagod, in Marathi – Nigad or Nirgundi, in Malayalam – Indrani, in Pahari – Vnaa and Vna, in Tamil – Nauchi, and Telugu – Vavilaku and Tellavavili.
Nirgundi plant has too many health benefits but is mainly used to relieve pain or swelling. It is also a strong cleanser or healer of ulcers and wounds. Another, it also uses to cure many other internal diseases.
Nirgundi Treat What Diseases
To treat all types of severe wounds, Vitex is the most useful herb. Prepare the medicated oil of Vitex leaves and apply. Another, medicated oil of its root and leaf is also beneficial to cure itching, ulcers, scabies, and all types of boils.
Severe Snakebite wounds also heal fast with help of its leaves. For the best results, swings the leaves on the wounds for most of the time.
It contains antioxidants, which are compounds that can help protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.
To treat a headache, Vitex is also the best suggested useful herb. Prepare the paste of its leaves and apply the paste on the ear lobes and the forehead.
In Stomachache treatment, prepare a mixture of about 10 ml Nirgundi juice with 2 Black Peppers (Kali Mirch in Hindi) and the same small amount of Ajwain powder. Take this herbal mixture twice a day, in the morning and evening. It improves your digestion power and helps to get rid of the gas problems that cause stomachache.
In the case of fever treatment, the use of Nirgundi herb is also most effective. Prepare the decoction of Vitex Negundo. Take about 20 ml decoction and mix with about 2-3 gm Peepal Tree powder. Finally, use it daily, thrice a day, to cures fever and severe rhinitis.
Irregular Menstrual Cycle
Vitex also utilizes to cure abnormal periods. So, take about 2 gm Nirgundi seeds powder daily. Use this remedy, twice a day, in the morning and the evening, for better results.
The plant has antispasmodic effects that may help to relax muscle spasms, which could be useful for treating conditions such as menstrual cramps, and stomach cramps,
Vitex for Men Sexual Vigour
Are you facing sexual weakness? To strengthen the sexual organs apply the paste of its root on it.
Another, prepare the powder mixture of about 40 gm Nirgundi root and same dry Ginger. Finally, take a 10 gm dose daily with milk, to increase potency.
Vitex decoction gargle is also one useful home remedy to cures all types of throat disorders.
Another, to cure mouth boils, usage of its medicated oil with some lukewarm water, works well. Finally. keep this water into the mouth for some time, to cure boils.
Also to treat throat swelling or sourness, add a pinch of salt in this warm oil-water for the best results.
For the easy delivery purpose, prepare the paste of Nirgundi leaves and apply to the Abdominal, Vaginal, and Stomach areas. This remedy is also very useful for normal delivery.
Vitex decoction also utilizes to treat Sciatica illness. Prepare the decoction of Nirgundi leaves and use 10-20 gm twice a day, in the morning and the evening. So, this drink helps to get rid of it naturally.
These are the most noteworthy home remedies of the Nirgundi plant in Ayurveda. So, try these naturopathic remedies to take its health benefits.