Vitex negundo

Vitex negundo, commonly known as the five-leaved chaste tree a small erect tree in the family Lamiaceaeis, that can reach up to 5 meters tall. The plant has evergreen leaves, usually with five lanceolate leaflets per leaf. Flowers are numerous, blue to lavender, 6 to 7 mm long, borne on 10 to 20 cm long terminal panicles . Vitex negundo is widely used in folk medicine. Leaves, seeds, bark and roots are used for the treatment of various illnesses including cough, colds, fever, headache, toothache, asthma, menstrual difficulties and amenorrhea.

 Vitex negundo

2 comments:

Aniruddha H D said...

Lovely closeups! This is a really beautiful plant which attracts quite a few butterflies.

Jeffry Ng Darwis said...

Not only your provide insightful information , the picture is great as well . Kudos .