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Nirgundi: Vitex negundo

Useful in all emaciating and under nutrition conditions
Improves memory
Highly beneficial for eye sight
Rejuvenates hair
Useful in management of skin diseases
Alleviates loss of appetite
Useful in management of excessive bleeding during menstruation

Common Name:
Five leaved Chaste (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Nirgundi - One that protects the body from different diseases
  • Samhalu
  • Meudi

Lt. Name:
Vitex negundo; Verbenaceae

Bio Energetics:

  • Rasa (Taste) - Katu (Pungent); Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Characteristics) - Laghu (Light); Ruksha (Rough)
  • Veerya (Potency) - Ushna (Warm)
  • Vipaka (After digestion effect) - Katu (Pungent)

Chemical composition of Nirgundi:
The leaves contain fragrant, volatile oil and resins. The fruits contain resins, astringent organic acids, alkaloids and a pigment. The plant also contains alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, reducing sugars, sterols, resin and tannins. From seeds-n-triacontane, n-hentriacontane, n-pentatriacontane, n-nonacosane, sitosterol, p-hydrobenzoic acid and 5- oxyisophthalic acid isolated. Also, 3, 4- dihydroxybenzoec acid is isolated from seeds. Vanillic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and luteolin are isolated from bark. From essential oil pinene, limonene, camphene, phellandrene, methylheptanone, cumene, linalool, camphor, 4-terpineol, citral, caryophylline oxide, caryophyllene, terpinyl acetate, benzal – dehyde & cinnamaldehyde identified. Nishinaside and regundiside isolated from leaves. 

Effect of  Nirgundi on Tridoshas:
Nirgundi pacifies aggravated Vata and Kapha i.e. it can be used in all diseases caused by either of Vata or Kapha; or both. 

Therapeutic Uses of Nirgundi in Ayurveda:

  • Smrutida - Nirgundi improves memory
  • Keshya - Nirgundi rejuvenates hair
  • Netrahita - Nirgundi is highly beneficial for eye sight
  • Shoola shotha hara - Nirgundi is useful in all conditions causing pain and edema in body
  • Krumihara - Nirgundi is recommended in worm infestation and all infectious conditions
  • Kushthahara - Nirgundi is useful in management of skin diseases
  • Pleeha Jayet - Useful in management of Splenomegaly i.e. enlargement of spleen and all related conditions
  • Aruchi Jayet - Nirgundi alleviates loss of appetite
  • Kshayapaha - Because of its nutritive value Nirgundi is useful in all emaciating and under nutrition conditions
  • Kasa Siddhida - Nirgundi is the drug of choice in all types of cough
  • Pradara Harini - Nirgundi is useful in management of excessive bleeding during menstruation

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Useful part of Nirgundi:
Leaves; Roots; Seeds

Doses of Nirgundi:
Powder of roots: 3-6 gm; Powder of seeds: 3-6 gm 

Some combinations with Nirgundi:
Nirgundi Kalpa; Nirgundi Tail 

Some important notes about Nirgundi:

  • When Ghruta (Clarified Indian butter) treated with juice of Nirgundi is taken in routine it is said that even an emaciated body becomes disease free and glowing.
  • In sinus (wound having one opening and spreading in) and non healing wound Sesame oil treated with Nirgundi juice should be taken orally and as nasal drops and massage.
  • In any type of pain in back juice of Nirgundi should be taken.


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