Nirgundi  {Vitex negundo}


Nirgundi also know as Five-leaf Chaste Tree balances Vata and Kapha

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste – Bitter, pungent, astringent
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: analgesic, spleen and liver tonic, antipyretic, anti- hyper and hypothyroidism
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Leucoderma or vitiligo, consumption, inflammations, eye diseases, spleen enlargement, bronchitis, asthma, biliousness, painful teething of children  arthritis, intestinal worms, fever, ulcers, skin diseases, nervous disorders and leprosy.


Modern Research

Studies have been done on the herb and its components showing such effects as:induce apoptosis and suppress tumor growth, hepatoprotective activity, anti-microfilarial, estrogen-like activities, adjuvant therapy to standard anti-inflammatory drugs, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-hyperglycemic, and antinociceptive activity.