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White Chaste Tree
Scientific name of White Chaste Tree: Vitex negundo
Name of White Chaste Tree in different languages:-
Sanskrit: nirgundi, nirgudi, sinduvarak, shephali, suvaha, bhutkeshi, nilsinduk, pushpanilak, shitbhiru, vanak
Hindi: निर्गुंडी-Nirgundi, Nisinda, Sambhalu, Sawbhalu
Malayalam: Venochi - വെൺനൊച്ചി
Tamil: Nocchi நொச்சி
Five-Leaved Chaste Tree - Vitex negundo - is a small tree or shrub, an erect, grow up to 8 m tall. The leaves are pale green and young leaves are purple, leaf margin toothed and covered in hair on upper area, leaflets are five lanceolate, center leaflet is largest, in a stalk, about 10 cm in length. The flowers are many, borne in panicles; white to pale blue, up to 20 cm long. The bark is brown. The fruit is a drupe, ovate, purple in color, 4 mm in diameter, when ripe.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, root, leaf
Roots and leaves of Five-leaved chaste used in the treatment of eczema, ringworm and other skin disorders, it is also used to treat liver problems, spleen enlargement, rheumatic pain, backache, gout, abscess etc. , seeds can be used as a vermicide. It controls mosquitoes.
Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Antiandrogenic, Antibacterial, Antiedemic, Antipyretic, Antiseptic
Casticin, isoorientin, Essential oil, negundoside, cineol acid, camphene, delta-3- carene,chrysophanol D, phenolic, aucubin, Sabinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, β-caryophyllene, luteolin, hydroxybenzoic acid, p–hydroxybenzoic acid and α-guaiene, geraniol, eugenol, casticin, orientin, pinene acid, dipentene, citronellol, tannic acid, nishindine, hydrocotylene, glucononitol, iridoidglycoside-nishindaside, agnuside, isoorientin
How to prepare medicines:
The juice of the Nirgundi leaves are mixed with mustard oil and boiled, the medicated oil is dropped into the ear two times daily.
Rhumatic pain of joints:-
A bunch of Leaves boiled in water and took in the time of bath.
White Chaste Tree is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-