Latin Name

Vitex negundo

English Name

Five-leaved chaste

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Leaves, Root and Seeds
(पत्र, मूल, बीज)

Effect on Dosha

Balances Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It is popularly used medicine in painful and inflammatory conditions like arthritis, sciatica, migraines. It has mucolytic action and is effective in relieving bouts of coughing. It is used in the treatment of fevers especially intermittent fevers. It is found to be effective in treatment of skin disorders associated with itching and eruptions. It has digestive and anthelmintic properties. External application with leaves and sprinkling with warm decoction is used in painful and inflammatory conditions. Medicated oil is applied on ulcers to promote healing. Fumigation with dried leaves gives relief in sinusitis and migraine.

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