In rural Andhra Pradesh, people collect the leaves of the Vavili plant which grow like a shrub. If you boil it in hot water, the liquid has pain relieving properties. The extract is often used while giving bath to women who have under gone child delivery so that she will get relief from the general body aches she had during the delivery time. It is also used for those suffering from osteoarthritis to relieve joint pain.
Other names for this Ayurvedic herb are Nirgundi, or Vitex Negundo.
Actually I have seen in the case of moderate and severe osteoarthritis cases with 1) swelling, pain, and redness of the knee joint, 2) hot to the touch without signs of infection, 3) inability to flex the joint and walk, that such people have received lots of relief from this simple medicine.
In one case a joint specialist in a corporate hospital suggested in this case some pain relieving drugs and said that if the response is not there one has to go for joint replacement. But the natural leaves of Vavili Trifoliate helped in reducing the swelling as well as the pain, and the patient is now able to walk better. 2 or 3 leaves have to be taken orally after washing them, and chewed/swallowed. The leaves are a little bitter to taste, but it is a great natural medicine.
People from the forest agriculture research centres often grow these plants, as they know that it is having medicinal value and there is some research to extract the chemical that is giving the pain relief results.
If you want to grow the plan yourself, small branches obliquely cut from the plant can be grown and it easily grows very quickly. It is not dangerous to swallow and can be tested by first eating one part of the leaf and see if you get any allergic symptoms. You can chew and swallow them daily and you will see the results in a weeks time.
Dear Sir/Madam I must admit that I enjoy reading your articles. I have a very painful right knee and struggle to walk or bend the right knee. On the same leg the right ankle too is very swollen and remains like this permanently. I am uncertain if it is circulation issues because the ankle remained swollen after I had to stand for more than 2 hours once. Please advise where I can obtain the herbs referred to in todays mail. I currently reside in South Africa.
Thanks for publishing the usefulness of Vavili plant for the knee pains.
We would like to know the names of that plant as called in Tamil Nadu and in Karnataka. Kindly oblige, as my wife is suffering form severe knew pain and is unable to walk even in the house.
i shall be highly thankful to you and express my gratitude for the same.
Thanks so much for sharing this online. Really appreciate it.
Vavili (Telugu: వావిలి)
Lamiaceae (mint family) » Vitex negundo L.
VY-teks — Latin name for the Grape genus … Dave’s Botanary
neg-UN-doh: — Latinised form of the Sanskrit name for this plant … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: five-leaved chaste tree, Indian privet • Assamese: আজ্ঞাচিত্ত agyachitta, পচতীয়া posotiya • Bengali: নিসিন্দা nishinda • Gujarati: નગોડ nagod • Hindi: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्ठी nirgunthi, सम्भालू sambhalu • Kannada: ಇನ್ದ್ರಾಣಿ indrani, ಕರಿ ಲಕ್ಕಿ kari lakki, ಲಕ್ಕಿ ಗಿಡ lakki gida • Konkani: निंगुड nimgud, निर्गुंडी nirgundi • Malayalam: കരിനൊച്ചി karinocchi, നൊച്ചി nocchi • Manipuri: urik shibi • Marathi: इंद्राणी indrani, निगूड niguda, निर्गुंडी nirgundi • Mizo: thingkhawilupa • Nepalese: सिमाली simali • Oriya: ବେଗୁନିଆ begunia, ନିର୍ଗୁଣ୍ଡୀ nirgundi • Pali: निग्गुंडी niggundi, सिंदुवार sinduvara • Punjabi: ਮਰਵੰਦੇ marwande, ਨੀਨਦੀ nindi, ਸਮਭਾਲੂ sambhalu • Sanskrit: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्डि nirgundi • Tamil: கருநொச்சி karu-nocci, நொச்சி nocci • Telugu: నిర్గుండి nirgundi, శంబళి sambali, సిందువారము sinduvaramu, వావిలి vavili • Tibetan: ni rgun tha • Urdu: نرگنٿهي nirgunthi, سمبهالو sambhalu
I have used so much vavili leaf. Yes perhaps a small relief you may get. you may also try palak leaf grind to past and make a a layer on the knee rest the knee for one hour till the juice is suckled by the knee you may get relief. use maharaja guggulu gold preparation it may give relief
Very informative and interesting and than you for sharing this , I look forward to reading all these articles on this site as they are truly beneficial for health purposes. I suffer sever pain on my right leg and on my shoulders due to arthritis . I reside in South Africa , can you kindly give me details where I can get this , will be appreciated.
Many many thanks for publishing this type of very useful treatment from the such types of diseases, that are not curable in allopathic ways of treatment Really i am highly interested and thankful to you. Please let me know the importance of ayurvedic ways of treatment always and oblige me.
With best regards ,
Kindly advise if the vavili leaves extract is available in capsule form if so how can I procure.Thank you
The Vavili plant , apart from being a medicinal plant , has one more use. If a place is infested with snakes , just grow this plant in that area. Snakes will never come to that area.
I am a regular reader of remedy spot. My mother suffers from joint pains and she is residing in Hyderabad. Can we get this herb anywhere in Hyderabad. And thank you for publishing such a good Information.
please tell the leaf’s name in english and as many indian langvages as possible.
Thank you for your information. I have taken a fall and hurt my left knee.if anyone knows, can you please tell me if this tree is available in California? Thank you.
I am a regular reader of your articles and by which you are doing a great job for Readers, and thru your article guidance, one can lead pain less & disease free life.
VAVILI LEAVES– How can I get these leaves. I live in Ludhiana [Punjab] & these Leaves can cure many of my close relatives as advised by you.
Please help me in getting these leaves and I will Pay. I will also like to get some branches, so that I may grow them in big pots.
Your help will certainly help my Sisters and also other human beings.
I await your reply and thank you in anticipation. regards.
Thank you for your information. I keep reading your articles. useful articles for health related problems.
good article but with this kindly tell about the precautions to take and the side effects of it as well. the procedure to take it
Thanks for the excellent information.I am suffering from joint pains due to arthritis and I applied a paste of Nochi leaves and I could see lot of relief from pain.