|action||anodyne, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, tonic, vermifuge|
|common name||chaste tree, vitex|
|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.