INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - NIRGUNDI OIL

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

An ayurvedic potent oil which is well known for its therapeutic property and medicinal value as it effectively heals several ailments.

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WHAT IS NIRGUNDI OIL: Nirgundi is a five-leaved chaste tree which is used in Ayurveda to treat various ailments such as headaches, venereal diseases such as syphilis, rheumatism, sprains, fever, cough, urinary problems, boils. The botanical name of Nirgundi is Vitex Negundo. It is also known as Nirgundi Tel, Shefali Oil, Langali Taila. This oil is extracted from leaves, flowers and roots of Nirgundi tree and is known for its analgesic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal properties which protect and heal various diseases. It is highly potent and is of great medicinal value because of the presence of active ingredients-iridoid glycosides, isomeric flavanones, and flavonoids, along with casticin, the glucosides- luteolin-7-glucoside and alpha-D-glucoside of a tetrahydroxy monomethoxy flavone.

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BENEFITS OF NIRGUNDI OIL: This valuable plant oil has the following benefits:

  • Treats skin diseases: It is effective in treating various skin diseases such as vitiligo, leucoderma, leprosy.
  • Reduces anxiety: It is high in flavonoids and fatty acids, which induce good sleep, relax muscles and uplift the mood.
  • Exhibits analgesic property: It is effective in reducing inflammation and pain in muscles and joints. It provides relief from arthritis and rheumatism.
  • Exhibits anti-inflammatory property: It provides relief from inflammation due to muscle spasms, joint pains. It is effective in curing ulcers, tonsillitis and endometriosis.
  • Possesses healing property: It is effective in healing wounds and various types of skin infections.
  • Provides relief from respiratory problems: It acts as decongestant and antihistamine, providing relief from cold, cough and other respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis.
  • Displays antipyretic effect: It is effective in healing malarial fever, typhoid fever, worms, adenitis.
  • Maintains healthy scalp: It is beneficial in treating scalp infections and prevents premature grey hairs.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

Citation:

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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