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VITEX PEDUNCULARIS

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Wall. ex Schauer.

Family ► Verbenaceae.

Habitat ► Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and South India.

Ayurvedic ► Kaakajanghaa. (Leea aequata Linn. is also equated with Kaakajanghaa.)

Folk ► Chirai-godaa, Chirai-gorwaa, Naagpheni.

Action ► Leaves and bark—used in malarial and black water fevers. Leaves—antibacterial.

The leaves and root bark gave pachy- podol, ursolic acid, vitexin and pedun- cularcin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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