Five-Leaved Chaste Tree
Latin name: Vitex negundo Linn. (Verbenaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Nirgundi, Sephali, Sambhalu
Nirgundi is used for cleaning and healing wounds.
Nirgundi leaves after heated are tied over the affected part in headache, scrotal swelling, arthritic pain.
Decoction prepared form Nirgundi leave powder is used for tub bath in endometritis, colitis and orchitis, in these conditions it reduces the obstruction of blood and amakapha, increases perspiration, reduces oedema and also relieves pain.