Vitex negundo

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, insecticidal and pesticidal properties due to which it is used in wide range of ailments described below.

English Name – Five-leaved chaste tree, Horseshoe vitexChinese chaste tree
Hindi & Bengali Name – Nirgundi, Nishinda, Samalu

Common Name(s): Nirgundi

Useful parts of Nirgundi: Leaves, roots,seeds

Classical Categorization






Energetics of Arjuna

According to Ayurveda

Rasa (taste on the tongue): Kashaya (Astringent), Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)

Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)

Virya (Action): Ushna (Leaf Heating); Sheet (Fruit, Flowers, Seeds Cooling)

Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)

Effect on Dosha: Reduces Vata and Kapha Dosha but increases Pitta.

Energy: Hot

Major chemical constituents
B-sitosterol, Phenol, Dulcitol, Alkaloid-Vitricine, Camphene, a- and B- Pinenes, Artemetin, Angoside, Acunbin, Casticin, Orientin etc.

Vitex nirgundo benefits

Anthelmintic: Antiparasitic

Antiandrogenic: Androgen antagonists

Anticatarrhal: Remove excess mucous from the body

Antimicrobial: Active against microbes

Carminative: Preventing the expulsion of flatulence

Discutient: disperses a tumor

Emmenagogue: increases menstrual flow

Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver

Larvicidal: Kills mosquito larva

Muscle relaxant: Relax tension in muscle

Anti-acne: healing effect on acne

Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory

Nirgundi works to relieve pain. It helps reduce pain and inflammation of the muscles and the joints. It is very helpful in treating fractures also.

Throat disease

It treats the sourness and swelling in the throat. It is used in throat infections, tonsils and viral infections

Skin diseases

Nirgundi helps to treat several skin ailments like Vitiligo, Leucoderma and Leprosy along with.

Menstrual disorders

It treats various menstrual disorders like Amenorrhea, Menopause, Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome (anxiety, depression and fluid retention). It has been observed that nirgundi improves fertility levels in women.

Ear problems

It is used in diseases related to ear like ear pain, pus in ear. Put 1-2 drops of nirgundi oil in ears for instant result.

Helps in Digestion

It is a wonderful herb for digestive disorders. It increases appetite, reduce bloating and strengthens and cleanses the digestive system.

Role in Respiratory Disorders

It is Anti-asthmatic. It helps in clearing the congestion in the respiratory tract by removing phlegm.

Liver disorders

It is used in liver disorders like liver enlargement, cirrhosis of liver and loss of appetite.


Nirgundi cures indigestion, brings down temperature, and is particularly recommended in typhoid fever. In treatment of typhoid fever it is used with sanjeevani vati.

Pain killer

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic property. So it is used in all types of arthritis, back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, muscular spasm etc.


It is used in the treatment of Eye Diseases, Biliousness, Intestinal Worms, and Nervous Disorders.


It is safe to use in children and during lactation.

Consult your doctor for advice to use in pregnancy.


1 capsule twice a day after meals for arthritis patients

Why Ayurveda24 Nirgundi?

Concentrated with 500 mg extract of Nirgundi

More Potent

Organic product

Less dosage – one capsule a day will be sufficient.

We will soon witness the day where Modern Medicine and Herbs (opposite fields of medicine) will work together for the Treatment and Benefit of the human.



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