Parent Category: Sanskrit Names of Medicinal Plants
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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.