काकजङ्घा  - Vitex peduncularis

 

Name - काकजङ्घा

Botanical name - Vitex peduncularis

Description - Medium-sized tree; bark grey, thick, exfoliating in irregular flakes. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate. Flowers whitish- yellow, in axillary paniculate cymes. Drupe obovoid

Chemical Constituents- Leaves contain triterpenoids and flavonoids - vitexin, pachypodol, ursolic acid and 2-hydroxy-ursolic acid. Leaves and bark contain vitexin.

Use - Infusion of leaves and bark used in malarial and black water fevers. Leaves show antibacterial properties.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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