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Vitex Trifolia

Scientific name of Vitex Trifolia: Vitex negundo 

Name of Vitex Trifolia in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Jalanirgundi; Sindhuka; Surasa

Hindi: Nichinda, Panikisanbhalu

Malayalam: Vellanochi നൊച്ചി, Nirnoschi

Plant description:-

It is a large shrub or small tree, tall in 5 m, the stems covered by soft hairs . The leaves are oppositely arranged, green, young leaves are violet, along the stems composed of 3 linear leaflets, and sized 12 cm in length, the lower surface is grayish green. The flowers are born in clusters, grows up to 18 cm in length. Flowers are purple to violet, and 5 mm long. The fleshy fruits are approximately 6 mm in diameter and contain small black seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-lance shapedMargin-SerratedVenation-parallel
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends Margin_Serrated--Forward-teething Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Treat female ailments, relieve fever, dried leaves burn to repel mosquito.

How to prepare medicines:

Vitex Trifolia is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Brihat Dashamoola Tailam


Maha LaxadiTailm

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Neelikadi Tailam



Prameha MihiraTaila 



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