Medicinal use:

Nirgundi is a medicinal herb used for centuries to cure inflammation and swelling of joints due to rheumatism and injuries. Nirgundi is useful in curing painful swellings.

Nirgundi is a medicinal herb with multiple health benefits in it. It is also used for relieving menopausal symptoms. Nirgundi flowers are used in cholera, diarrhea, fever, liver diseases and are also used as a cardiac tonic.

nirgundi leaf powder

Some of the benefits of nirgundi leaf powder

  • Nirgundi Powder helps to support healthy joints and muscles.
  • Helps to aid healthy joint functions.
  • Supports healthy digestion.
  • It also supports a healthy liver.
About the plant:

It is 6-12 ft tall, multibranch bushy plant covered with very fine hairs. The bark of stem is thin and the leaf stalk is long and 3-5 leaves grow at its tip. The edges of the leaves are plain or serrated. It bears small flowers, in 2-3 inch long inflorescence and is blue or white in color with a purple tint. The fruits are small, round and of mixed color; white and black. The bark of the root is green outside and yellow inside.

How to Grow:

Dig a hole shallower than the length of the root ball. Place the plant in the hole and replace soil. Water sufficiently and add some mulch to help maintain moisture. Check on the plant weekly, Hand Spray little water in the morning and evening and keep it in shade.

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Vernacular name:

Common name: Nirgundi
English Name: Five-Leaved Chaste Tree, Chinese Chaste Tree, Indian Privet
Hindi: Samhalu, Saubhalu, Nirgandi
Assamese: Pasutia, Aggla-Chita, Pochatia, Aslok
Bengali: Nisinda, Samalu, Nirgundi, Sinduari, Beguna, Nishinda, Nishinde
Tamil: Nirkunnchi, Nallanochi
Malayalam: Indrani
Kannada: Bile-Nekki
Telugu: Nallavalli, Vavilli, Tellavavilli

Parts used:

Leaves, seeds, and root bark.

How to use:

Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day Nirgundi Powder with water or lukewarm water 1 – 2 hrs after meals. Take first dose after breakfast. Do not take with ice cold water. If you are mixing with other herbs, use Nirgundi Powder proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.


Consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before consuming the herb.