English Name :- Fiveleaved chaste Tree
Botanical Name :- Vitex negundo Linn.
Family :- VERBENACEAE
Parts - Used:- Whole plant, Leaves, Fruits and seeds.
Habit :- A small shrubby tree, about 6-20 feet high, White hairy, branches are square. Leaves compound, 3 to 5 leaflets terminal leaflet larges long lateral leaflets are small & sessile. Flowers bluish purple. Fruits globular blackish of terripening.
Taste :- Bitter
Chemical Constituents :- Plant Contains:- Volatile oil, Alkaloids (Nergundin and Hydrocotylon) Vitamin-C, Carotene, Flavon, Tannic acid, Hydroxy benjoic acid, Resin, Mallic acid.
Acute Rheumatism, Cough, Fever, Pain, Indigestion, Flatulance, Leprosy, Ulcer, Heaviness of head, Dullness of hearing, Spleeno megaly; Seeds are significantly anti-inflammatory.
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