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Vitex negundo is a much branched shrub. It grows up to 8 metres tall. It is a multipurpose shrub, it is used for traditional medicine, yields an edible seed and provides various other commodities. It is cultivated as a hedge and medicinal plant, and is also sometimes grown as an ornamental. This plant is belongs to Verbenaceae family.
Volatile oil of Vitex negundo is reported to contain β-carryophyllene, sabinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, α-guaiene and globulol as major constituents along with sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, terpenoids and sterols.
|Kannada||ಇನ್ದ್ರಾಣಿ Indrani, ಕರಿ ಲಕ್ಕಿ Kari lakki, ಲಕ್ಕಿ ಗಿಡ Lakki gida|
|English||Five-leaved chaste tree, Indian privet|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Vitex negundo can be grown in warm temperate to tropical areas, succeeding at elevations from sea level to around 2,000 metres. It is found in areas where the mean annual rainfall is in the range of 600 - 2,000mm. It can tolerate short-lived temperatures falling down to about -10°c.