Nocchi leaves to cure asthma

Nocchi leaves are commonly found herb that as many medicinal properties in it. This herb has been used in Ayurveda and Sidha practices since ancient times. Nocchi plant can be found in many places, especially after rains. the plat can be identified by the beautiful purple flowers in it. Nocchi leaves are very effective in treating inflammation, swelling, mucus, congestion and joint pain. This herb is extensively used in treating arthritis and joint pains. This DIY explains how to use nocchi leaves to treat asthma.

Asthma is a chronic disease which affects the airways of the lungs. It causes inflammation in the lining of the airways which blocks the free air movement. It can cause breathlessness, short breaths, wheezing and chest tightness. People who have family history of asthma are prone to getting affected. There are various types –  Childhood, occupational and allergic. The following mentioned pointers might also cause asthma.

  1. Pets at home
  2. Pollution
  3. Medication
  4. Smoking
  5. Stress
  6. Respiratory infection
  7. Dust
  8. Chemical fumes/smoke

Once you notice the symptoms, it is important to treat it right away. There are many herbal and home remedies available to treat asthma effectively. Nocchi is one of the herbs that can effectively treat asthma. The anti-inflammatory property in it, reduces the inflammation and swelling in the lining of the airways in the lungs. This enables free air movement in and out of lungs. This also helps to reduce congestion in the chest and flushes it out of the body through sweat, stools and vomit. The inhalation of the herb or internal consumtion of nocchi leaf can reduce the severeness of asthma and treat it in the long term.

Along with the usage of herbs, it is important to follow healthy food, less polluted environment and regular breathing practice to lessen the symptoms of the disease. Regular intake of warm fluids and reducing the exposure to cold environment will help you recover quickly.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

It can be concluded that aqueous subfraction of leaves of Vitex negundo possesses antieosinophilic activity. It reduces bronchial hyperresponsiveness. … It may be useful in the treatment of asthma and various inflammatory, allergic, and immunologic diseases.


Patel JI, Deshpande SS. Antieosinophilic activity of various subfractions of leaves of Vitex negundo. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2013;3:135-41

Evidence 2

Present study concluded that AE, EAF, and AF of leaves of Vitex negundo are found to be effective in various experimental models of asthma. Stabilization of mast cells, inhibitory effects on immediate hypersensitivity reactions and antieosinophilic activity appear to be involved in its mode of action. (Patel, Shah, Deshpande, & Shah, 2009)


Patel, J., Shah, S., Deshpande, S., & Shah, G. (2009). EVALUATION OF THE ANTIASTHMATIC ACTIVITY OF LEAVES OF VITEX NEGUNDO. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research.

Follow the instructions in this DIY to treat asthma using nocchi leaves.

How to use Nocchi leaves (Chinese chastetree) to cure asthma – DIY recipe

  • 2 or 3 Black pepper corns
  • 2 or 3 Cloves
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 5 or 6 Nocchi leaves ((Chinese chastetree))
  1. To treat asthma, you need nocchi leaves, garlic clove, black pepper and cloves.
  2. First, add cloves and black pepper to mortar.
  3. Crush it well.
  4. Place it on a bowl.
  5. Add cleaned nocchi leaves to mortar.
  6. Crush it well with few drops of water.
  7. Add it to the crushed pepper and clove.
  8. Now, add one piece of garlic clove to the mortar.
  9. Crush it well.
  10. Add the crushed garlic to other crushed ingredients.
  11. Mix well and consume.

Directions to use:

Consume this paste once a day to treat and cure asthma.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.