NIRGUNDI: Common name: Sindhuvara, Neelamanjari,Indranika, Indrasurasa, Bhoothakeshi, Neelika, Indrani, Nilanirgundi
Botanical name: Vitex negundo
Part used: leaves
Nirgundi powder has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and swelling of joints due to rheumatism and injuries. Many medicinal uses since ancient times. Today it&rsquos most well known for relieving menopausal symptoms. The traditional healers and natives have rich traditional medicinal knowledge about Nirgundi. The healers prepare special herbal oil from fresh leaves of Nirgundi and use in treatment of more than 70 common and complicated diseases.
Nirgundi powder is an analgesic, brain tonic and alleviates vata, therefore useful in headache, sciatica, rheumatic arthritis, synovitis, improves memory.
Nirgundi leaves powder improves appetite and digestion. It is useful in loss of appetite, anorexia, ama-dosha, hepatitis and is anthelmintic.