Growing Chinese Chastetree can be beneficial, thanks to its immense medicinal properties. Let’s have a look at How to Grow Nirgundi ka Paudha!
Nirgundi ka Paudha is a deciduous shrub that bears clusters of purple flowers in the summer. What makes it a must-have in the garden are its medicinal properties. Let’s have a look!
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Nirgundi ka Paudha Information
The leaves of this plant are reminiscent of the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa), with five leaflets. The purple flower clusters (panicles) bloom in midsummer and look like those of the butterfly bush.
According to a research, Nirgundi ka Paudha has antiandrogenic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hepatoprotective, anxiolytic and mosquito repellant potential.
Another study claims that the extracts of the genus are made to be used by women to improve menstrual conditions and relieve premenstrual syndrome. For instance, Blackmores, Kordels, Thompson, Nature, and Solaray are some of the well-known supplement companies that have successfully commercialized Vitex-based products.Some other potential medicinal actions of the Vitex genus that need to be explored include its effect on the endocrine system, antitumor properties, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory actions as most of the phytochemicals of the plant are constituents of flavonoids, iridoids, and diterpenoid components.
Botanical Name: Vitex negundo
Requirements to Grow Nirgundi ka Paudha
The plant will grow without fuss in the mixture of both sun and shade. However, for best flowers, make sure it gets sunlight for minimum of 4-6 hours every day. To make the plant thrive, the more sun Nirgundi ka Paudha will get, the better.
Use a well draining soil for the best growth. If you are using garden soil, add a bit of sand, coco peat, and vermicompost. This will give it a nice boost in the growth from the start.
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This plant hates to stand in wet soil so ensure you are not watering the plant daily. The best rule to follow is to moisten the growing medium only when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch.
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Nirgundi ka Paudha Care
If you have added vermicompost and coco peat at the time of planting, then don’t worry about feeding the plant. Add a handful of cow dung manure every month to give it a good boost in the growth.
Pests & Diseases
Usually, the only problems you see on Nirgundi ka Paudha are root rots, nematodes, and leaf spots, though these are not common. You can keep them at bay by avoiding overwatering.
Aphids and scales might pose a problem and you can eliminate them by using insecticidal soap.