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vitex negundo

action anodyne, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, tonic, vermifuge

body eye

common name chaste tree, vitex

family verbenaceae

indigenous use french, santal

range fiji, india, indonesia, iran, malaysia, samoa

used to treat abrasions, anasarca, cold, common cold, cough, dropsy, dysentery, fever, headache, inflammation, madness, malaria, pneumonia, rheumatism, worms

The leaves are smoked to treat headaches, and infusion of the leaves are used to treat ulcers and abcesses. The flower buds are used to treat pneumonia, the roots as an expectorant and tonic, and the oil is rubbed on rheumatic joints. The root, leaves, and fruits are used to treat colds, coughs, and bacterial dysentery, and to prevent malaria.