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Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2018)

Sanbhaloo (Vitex negundo): Pharmacological Actions and Therapeutic Benefits: A Review

Shamim, Saad Ahmed and Lubna Fatima
Sanbhaloo (Vitex negundo) is a drug of herbal origin. The word vitex is derived from the latin ‘vieo’ (meaning to tie or bind) because of the flexible nature of its stems and twigs. It is a woody, aromatic deciduous shrub growing to a small tree. Vitex negundo is also known as the five-leafed chaste tree or monk’s pepper. Its most striking feature centers on a cluster of five pointed leaves resembling a palm. The drug has effectively been employed for the treatment of waja-ul-mafasil (arthritis), warm-e-khussiyatain (orchitis), warm-e-reham (cervicitis), warm-e-miqad (proctitis), warm-e-tihal, bawaseer (haemorrhoids), warm-e-shobetein (bronchitis), zeequnnafs (asthma) etc. In this paper, an effort has been made to review and compile the Pharmacological Actions and Therapeutic Benefits Sanbhaloo (Vitex negundo).
Pages: 330-336  |  389 Views  24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shamim, Saad Ahmed, Lubna Fatima. <em>Sanbhaloo</em> (<em>Vitex negundo</em>): Pharmacological Actions and Therapeutic Benefits: A Review. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(9):330-336.
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