Botanical Name: Vitex nergundo
- English: Five-leaved chaste tree
- Also, known as: Posotiya, Nirgundi; Nishinda; Samalu, Liñgei, Huáng jīng (黄荆), Five-leaved chaste tree; Horseshoe vitex; Chinese chaste tree, Lagundî, Nagoda; Shamalic. Mewri; Nirgundi; Nisinda; Sambhalu; Sawbhalu (निर्गुंडी), Dabtan, Dangla, Biḷi nekki, Sumbaloo, Begunia, ommokhyeong (좀목형), Karinochi, Nirgud, Banna; Marwan; Maura; Mawa; Swanjan Torbanna, Nirgundi; Sephalika; Sindhuvara; Svetasurasa; Vrikshaha, Nika, Lingad, Chinduvaram; Nirnochchi; Nochchi; Notchi; Vellai-nochchi (நொச்சி / கரு நொச்சி), Sindhuvara; Vavili; Nalla-vavili; Tella-vavili (వావిలి / సింధువార) lekkali
Parts Used: Leaves
Nirgundi is considered to be a very versatile and multi-talented herb in Ayurveda. Nirgundi is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as Vatahara to help reduce swelling and pain in joints. Nirgundi is used in herbal medicine in Krumi Roga (intestinal worm infestation). Nirgundi works wonders in Ayurveda for the relief of menstrual pain. Nirgundi is also traditionally used in Ayurveda for minor Kustha (minor skin irritation and inflammation) to help bring relief in skin conditions like eczema and associated itching. Nirgundi Powder acts as a Dietary Support along with your healthy diet plan so as to help in maintaining healthy joints functioning. Support healthy joints. It naturally alleviates Vata (air) and so helps in supporting healthy joints as vata (air) resides in joints in old age.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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