An overview on: botany, extraction, phytochemistry and medicinal uses of Vitex negundo Linn
Ananda B Waghmode
Now a day’s study on plant research has been increased all over the world and a large body of evidence has collected to show immense potential of medicinal plants used in various traditional systems. Vitex negundo Linn Is a large aromatic shrub distributed throughout India. Herbal medication, rather than merely curing a particular disease, aims at returning the body back to its natural state of health. It has been used since very old times as a female remedy and for pains in Ayurvedic system of medicine and also in Roman medicinal system. It is an interesting source of potential bioactive molecules, as iridoids compounds, flavonoids, diterpenoids derivatives, phytosteroids, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, Hepatoprotective activity, analgesic and antihistamine. In this paper morphology, extraction of drugs, general medicinal uses and pharmacological activities of various parts of plants have been reviewed.
How to cite this article:
Ananda B Waghmode. An overview on: botany, extraction, phytochemistry and medicinal uses of Vitex negundo Linn. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):100-104.