Does Nirgundi Oil Really Help Relieve Joint Pain?

Nirgundi Oil for Joint Pain

Joint pain is one of the most prevalent health problems in the world. If not cured, it can cause discomfort and soreness in the joints of your body. Therefore, Ayurveda always talks about joint health and the need to prevent joint pain. It recommends many Ayurvedic herbs and oils to treat this condition. One of the most popular and effective joint pain oils in Ayurveda is Nirgundi oil. 

Know More About Nirgundi 

In Sanskrit, Nirgundi means the herb that protects the body from all diseases. It is a five-leaved chaste tree known to provide many therapeutic benefits to the body and mind. According to Ayurveda, Nirgundi helps pacify Vata and Kapha Dosha in the body and treat several health conditions like asthma, joint pain, menstrual cramps, epilepsy, etc. Its oil is particularly known to relieve joint pain.

Why Is Nirgundi The Best Joint Pain Oil?

  • Reduces Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of joint pain. The anti-inflammatory properties of Nirgundi oil help lower inflammation in the body and treat joint pain. 

  • Prevents Cartilage Damage

Imbued with the power of antioxidants, Nirgundi oil helps eliminate free radicals and reduce cartilage damage in the body, thereby relieving pain and inflammation in the joints. 

  • Relieves Pain

Nirgundi is loaded with alkaloid nishindine, a compound known for its analgesic properties. This makes Nirgundi oil an excellent remedy for joint pain.  

  • Pacifies Vata Dosha

According to Ayurveda, joint pain is a Vata disorder, meaning it is caused due to aggravation in the Vata Dosha in the body. Nirgundi oil is one of the best Ayurvedic remedies to pacify Vata and cure joint pains.     

  • Eliminates Ama

Ama or toxin accumulation is also a leading cause of joint pain. Vitiated Vata and Ama together can often lead to rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most common types of joint pain. Nirgundi oil helps improve Agni and reduce Ama accumulation in the body, thereby relieving and preventing joint pain. 

  • Improves Mobility of Joints

Nirgundi oil helps reduce stiffness and swelling in the joints and muscles, thereby strengthening and improving the mobility of joints and muscles. It also helps relieve muscle pain and spasm, which further aids in treating joint pains. 

How To Use Nirgundi Oil?

Nirgundi oil is easily available in the market. You can apply this oil to your joints and muscles and rub it gently once or twice every day. For best results, consult an Ayurvedic practitioner and follow their guidelines.  

The Final Takeaway

Nirgundi herb is vastly known to relieve and heal joint pain. The oil extracted from its leaves helps balance Vata and remove Ama from the body while also reducing inflammation and improving the mobility of the joints. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties of Nirgundi oil make it the best oil for joint pain. 

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Dr. Shankar Rao

Dr. Rao has achieved great success in his career, with 5 research projects and 4 books to his credit, as well as a Monograph. In addition to receiving the Bharat Scout & Guide Award from the President of India, Dr Rao has also won the Young Scientist Award from S.V. University, Tirupati.


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