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Vitex negundo Linn.
  • Family : Verbenaceae
  • English : Chinese chaste tree
  • Hindi : Samhalu, Saubhalu, Nirgundi
  • Gujarati : Nagod
  • Sanskrit : Nirgundi

  • Part used : Leaves

Botanical Description:  An aromatic, small tree; leaves compound, opposite, exstipulate, long petioled and digitately 3-5 foliolate, all leaflets with petiolules, the middle one longer, flowers bluish-purple, in panicles upto 30 cm long; fruits globose or ovoid or obovoid, four-seeded drups, black when ripe. Flowering found major part of the year.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Kesya, Kaphasamaka, Vatasamaka, Sophahara, Caksusyam,Visaghna, Smtriprada, Anulomna

Modern Pharmacological Action:  Nirgundi has been investigated extensively for its antiinflammatory and analgesic activities but it was only Telang et al (1999) who noticed the inhibitory activity of the extract on prostaglandin biosynthesis and confirmed NSAID-like activity. While anodyne, anti - inflammatory, anti pyretic and febrifuge properties are claimed , it has also been investigated for an anti - inflammatory, anticonvulsant, hepatoprotective and bronchial relaxant actions. Studies conducted on its analgesic action have suggested both central and peripheral activities and an inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis by an alcoholic leaf extract

Our Products containing this ingredient

Nirgundi Leaves

  • Nirgundi Oil
  • Vishgarbh Oil

Nirgundi Extract

  • Arow Tablet

Nirgundi Oil

  • Dazzle Cool Cream
  • Dazzle Oil

Nirgundi Panchang Extract

  • Bonton Active Granules
  • Dazzle Capsule
  • Plug It Capsule

Nirgundi Processed Powder

  • Arow Tablet