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Shrub Chaste Tree Fruit
Shrub Chaste Tree Fruit
TMPW No.:3548

Latin name Viticis Fructus
Botanical source: Family name Vervenaceae
Botanical source: Plant name - Vitex rotundifolia Linné filius (IPNI:865973-1)
- Vitex trifolia Linné (IPNI:866039-1)
Part used Fruit
Empirical criteria for quality selection Good one is large and fresh. (NI)
Constituents Monoterpenoids:
α-Pinene, Camphene, Terpineol acetylester

Diterpene alcohol

Vitamin A derivatives (Retinoids):
Vitamin A

Flavones & Flavonols:

Pharmacological effects Sedative and analgesic action
Indications As a tranquilizer, painkiller and antiinflammatory, it is used for headache, cold and arthralgia. It is used as a bath agent in folk.
Diseases Common cold, Headache, Vertigo, Red eye, Eye pain, Swelling and pain of the root of tooth, Swelling and pain of joint, Twitch of the muscles
Formulas jijinmeimokuto , seijokentsuto , senkanmeimokuto
Meridian tropism Liver, Urinary bladder, Lung
Property Slightly cold
Flavor Bitter, Acrid/pungent
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing" Superior
TCM: Classification Diaphoretics
TCM: Medicinal effects To dispel wind-heat from the head and eyes.
For headache in upper respiratory infection, painful swelling of the gums, inflammation of the eye with lacrimation, blurring of vision and dizziness.
Remarks Listed in the Japanese standards for non-pharmacopoeial crude drugs 2018.
References NI: N. Isshiki, Methods of Quality Evaluation and Preparation of Wakan-yaku, Tohodo Shoten, Tokyo, 1987.


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