Queen Janna asked for Nirmala's help with Kion and Ono's healing. She was very saddened to see Janna complete her journey in the Circle of Life. When Queen Janna's time had come, she entrusted Nirmala with the healing powers of the Tree of Life, trusting her to use it to help animals in need.
When Nirmala first meets Kion she along with the rest of the Night Pride thinks that he's a threat. However, Queen Janna says for her to help Kion heal. She does help heal him in any way she can. When Kion becomes king of the Tree of Life Nirmala is at his wedding.