Nirgundi Oil Pain Relief Ingredient
Commonly known as the Chaste tree, Nirgundi is a large aromatic shrub widely used in folk medicine for pain relief. Considered an anti-inflammatory agent, it is used in Ayurvedic topical applications for pain relief, particularly in South and Southeast Asia.
Origin of Nirgundi oil – The Ayurvedic ingredient for pain relief
Nirgundi oil is obtained from the Vitex negundo shrub that grows extensively in India and other parts of the world. It is considered the best folk medicine in China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Japan, while used as an Ayurvedic herb in Indian traditional medicine.
Supergin- The Ayurvedic Pain Relief with Nirgundi oil
The most popular ingredient of Ayurvedic pain relief topical applications is Nirgundi oil. It is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic widely used to treat various ailments. Supergin contains nirgundi oil as one of its Ayurvedic ingredients in its range of topical pain relief ointment and liniment.
Other Names of Nirgundi
Scientific name – Vitex negundo
Common name – Chinese chaste tree, five-leaved chaste tree, Indian privet, horseshoe vitex
Hindi – Bheudi, mewri, nengar, ningori, nirgundi, nisinda, panikisambhalu
Kannada – Lakkingida, nakkilu, nekki, nakkigida, lakki
Malayalam – Vellanocchi, vennocchi, Indrani, karinocchi, nocchi
Tamil – Vellai-nochi, notchi, nirnochi, sirunochi
Telugu – Nallavalli, Vavilli, Tellavavilli
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Nirgundi oil is considered folk medicine in some parts of India, Bangladesh, China, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Japan. It is used to treat the common ailments of respiratory infections, common cold, and pain due to headache, body ache, and sprains.
What are the uses of nirgundi oil?
Another interesting application of nirgundi oil is its uses in the treatment of rheumatic pain and arthritis pain. Nirgundi oil is found to possess the best anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antiseptic properties. Its topical application will help to relieve pain in the case of Arthritis and joint pain.
Why is Nirgundi oil considered an ancient herbal medicine?
Nirgundi oil has excellent medical values and is used since ancient times in the treatment of pain by alternative medicines like Ayurveda and Siddha. The leaves of the Nirgundi have been used extensively in the remedy of all diseases.
What is the important constituent of Nirgundi oil that acts as pain relief?
Nirgundi oil contains the alkaloid nishindine, which is found to have some good anti-inflammatory and analgesic property. This helps in relieving joint pain and muscle spasms for patients suffering from Arthritis and rheumatism.
Why Nirgundi oil is used as an ingredient in topical pain relief oils?
Nirgundi oil is considered to treat vascular headaches and migraines. The topical application of this oil is found to relieve rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis pain related to joint pain.
What are the therapeutic properties of Nirgundi?
Nirgundi oil is found to possess Analgesic, Antihelmintic, Antiparasitic, Antiandrogenic, Anti-asthmatic, Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, and Antimicrobial properties. It is also found to be Carminative, Larvicidal and acts as a muscle relaxant.
Antibiotic and anesthetic properties of Ajwain Satva helps to reduce redness and inflammation, while its anti-inflammatory property helps to soothe the pain and swelling.