D. Sai koteswar Sarma*, Dr. Dileep Kumar Sahoo, M. Bhanu Prakash Reddy, E. Sai Kumar
S. Chaavan College of Pharmacy, Janglakandrika (V), Muthukur (M), SPSR Nellore, A.P
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Vitex negundo belongs to family Verbenaceae and grows as small tree with thin grey bark. The plant is widely distributed and also has pharmacological actions against wide spectrum of diseases in traditional system of medicines. Vitex negundo is also known as the five-leafed chaste tree or monk’s pepper. It posses pharmacological activities like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antipyretic ,antibacterial, antitumor, anti-arthritic, anti amnesic, anxiolytic, larvicidal activity, nephroprotective activity, anti HIV activity, anti-eosinophilic and anti snake venom activity. Here in we present a review of all such data related to Vitexnegundo. It shows the presence of flavonoids, essential oils, flavonoid glycosides, terpenes, lignans, stilbene derivative and irridoid glycosides.
Keywords: Vitex negundo, phytoconstituents, pharmacological activities