Nirgundi (Vitex Negundo)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Nirgundi

Nirgundi, whose botanical name is Vitex Negundo is quite a good muscle relaxant. It helps relieve pain and is anti mosquito. It is also said to counter anxiety and asthma. Hence, it is considered as one of the finest herbs of Ayurveda.

Nirgundi is a multi-purpose herb. It can be used both internally and externally. Externally it is used in the form of paste and oil while it is also useful in making medicines that are consumed orally. Various juices, extracts and water decoction are made from Nirgundi.

The leaves of Nirgundi are used to make paste and that solution is heated and applied externally to get relief from orchitis, osteo arthritis, headache and rheumatoid. The Water decoction of Nirgundi is used to get relief from vaginal douche and inflammation. To get rid of awful mouth ulcers and throat pain, the water decoction of Nirgundi is used.

The fumes of burring dry leaves should be inhaled in order to get relief from running nose and headache in case of cold. Its oil is can be prepared with sesame oil to avoid grey hair and heal wounds. Besides this, Nirgundi is also used to fight anxiety, depression and migraine.