Lagundi – Scientific name: Vitex negundo L.

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English: Five-leaved Chaste tree
Tagalog: Lagundi

Lagundi is a common medicine shrub in the Philippines, and is found on Mt. Banahaw. The use of Lagundi for medicinal purposes has a long history in the Philippines. Today, pharmaceutical companies sell it in capsule form at drug stores. The root is reported to be tonic, febrifuge, and expectorant.

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The root is also used in a great variety of diseases: dyspepsia, colic, rheumatism, worms, boils, and leprosy. The flowers are used in diarrhea, cholera, fever, and diseases of the liver, and are also recommended as a cardiac tonic. The seeds make a cooling medicine for skin diseases and leprosy, and for inflammation of the mouth. The leaves are reported to be used for coughs and asthma.


3 thoughts on “Lagundi – Scientific name: Vitex negundo L.

  1. weng

    yes, lagundi is great for cough… you might just wait for awhile before you can experience the effect.

    weng

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