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Fiveleaved chaste Tree (Indian Privet)

English Name:- Fiveleaved chaste Tree (Indian Privet)

Botanical Name:- Vitex negundo Linn.


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.

Actions:- Aromatic, Tonic, Analgesic, Expectorant, Vermifuge, Anti-inflammatory, Stomachic, Carminative, Rejuvenator, Diuretic, Anthelmintic.

Used In:- Acute Rheumatism, Cough, Fever, Pain, Indigestion, Flatulance, Leprosy, Ulcer, Heaviness of head, Dullness of hearing, Spleeno megaly; Seeds are significantly anti-inflammatory.

Main Uses Of Fiveleaved Chaste Tree

  • It is the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and is used in cleaning and healing wounds.
  • It is used as a hair tonic.
  • Its powder soothes the inflammation and swelling of joint and muscles.
  • Its heated leaves when tied over the effected part relieves headache, swelling and arthritic pain.
  • It reduces the obstruction of blood.
  • Its leaves powder is useful in pharyngitis, stomatitis and inflammation.
  • It is a brain tonic and is useful in headache and improves memories.
  • It improves appetite and digestion.
  • It improves blood circulation.
  • It improves ventilation and cures dominant cough, asthma and pneumonia.
  • It cures gonorrheal infections and helps in urine passing smoothly.
  • It is used as a main drug in typhoid and malaria fever.
  • It stimulates every part of the body and acts as a body rasayan.
  • Its oil treats wounds, ulcers, syphilis and skin diseases and reduce swelling.

 Specific Usages

  • It is used in making pain relief oil.
  • Its fumes are useful in getting rid of mosquitoes.
  • Dry leaves are burnt and fumes are inhaled to relieve headache and running nose.


Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.
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