Welcome Monday and it’s the start of the week which makes it a good day to talk about the health benefits of lagundi.
If you’re unfamiliar with lagundi, maybe these other more common terms may ring a bell. It is also called Vitex negundo, Chinese chaste tree, five-leaved chaste tree, horseshoe vitex, and nisinda.
This is my list of the health benefits of lagundi that I’ve seen and collected all over the web.
1. Lagundi Helps With Skin Problems
Lagundi can work well with skin issues like boils, leprosy, and skin rashes.
This is because this shrub has antiseptic properties and a cooling effect when applied.
To have a clearer, glowing, and smoother skin, you should try taking a bath with lagundi leaves regularly.
This method also helps with relieving insect bites and itching.
You can also make a poultice from lagundi leaves to treat minor burns, cuts, and wounds.
This should clean your wounds, prevent infection, and speed up the healing process.
Another common skin problem is acne.
Crushing lagundi leaves and making a paste of it should do the work. Just apply it on the affected part.
Applying the same paste on eczema can also work.
Looking for an easier way to improve your skin health? Try eating acerola. Check my article about acerola’s health benefits here.
2. Treats Digestion Related Problems
Lagundi is great for different digestive issues like cholera, colic, diarrhea, dyspepsia, intestinal worms, stomach aches, and more.
It can also help with piles or hemorrhoids because of its demulcent properties.
You can make a tea out of the lagundi leaves and drink it to get its health benefits.
3. Lagundi Supports Cardiac Health
It is said that consuming lagundi may help improve your blood circulation.
There are also claims that this shrub has the ability that is beneficial to your cholesterol levels which have a correlation with heart health.
Drinking a cup of lagundi tea a day may work wonders for you in the long run.
4. Helps The Liver Stay Healthy
Drinking lagundi tea or infused water with lagundi leaves and flowers can also keep your liver healthy.
It is said that this shrub has hepatoprotective effects that will protect your liver from different damages.
5. Lagundi Supports Brain Functions
Some consider lagundi tea as a brain tonic because it seems to help improve your memory.
There are also some who claim that it’s a good reliever of anxiety, depression, and stress.
6. Relieves Respiratory Problems
Lagundi contains different qualities that make it good for improving or maintaining your respiratory health in top condition.
It has antihistamine properties, anti-inflammatory properties, cough-relieving properties, and expectorant qualities.
It is used to treat asthma, cold, cough, pharyngitis, and other bronchopulmonary disorders.
In the Philippines, it is even been used to manufacture cough-relieving formulas.
Another thing about lagundi is that it’s able to prevent the formation of leukotrienes which happens during asthma attacks.
7. Lagundi Supports The Immune System
Lagundi is rich in vitamin C.
This is a very important nutrient in keeping your immune system functioning optimally.
8. Relieves Inflammation And Pain
Lagundi has been used as a home remedy for various pain and inflammations because of its analgesic properties and anti-inflammatory properties.
These qualities work well for different aches in your body like headaches and toothaches as well as arthritis or rheumatism.
You can make a poultice out of lagundi leaves and apply it on the affected inflamed and pained joint.
Making and drinking a lagundi leaf decoction may help with your toothaches.
As for your headaches, just try crushing the leaves and applying it around your head. You can even sleep on it while the leaves are still applied.
9. Lagundi Has Antibacterial Properties
There is published research that will tell you that lagundi essential oils contain antibacterial properties.
It’s even been added that it has comparable effects with ciprofloxacin which is a standard drug.
There you have it. Some of the best health benefits you can get from lagundi.
If you guessed that pain and inflammation reliever is my choice for the health benefit of lagundi that suits me, then you’re wrong this time.
We’ve always used lagundi as a treatment for coughs and colds. So this will be my pick this time although it’s also good for my arthritis issues.
How about you? What’s your health benefit of lagundi pick?
Just to be sure, always ask your doctor or medical professional first if you’re thinking of consuming lagundi.
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Stay safe everyone!