Vitex negundo (VN) Linn. commonly used herb in Ayurveda, Indian traditional system of medicine. As per ayurveda VN claimed to possess various medicinal uses. Many researchers reported effects of VN by using various experimental models. This review includes phytoconstituents and all updated reported activities of the plant. Up to present plant has reported for its antioxidant, anti-hyperglycemic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antifungal, antinociceptive, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, anti-tumor, hepatoprotective, gastroprotective, mosquito repellent, laxative, antiasthamatic, anxiolytic, anthelmentic, antiarthaitic, cardiotonic, effect on oxidative stress, pharmacokinetic interaction with paracetamol. Thus VN has great potential to be developed as drug by pharmaceutical industry. There is need of further investigation of VN as drug of choice for human beings.
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RV Shete, KV Otari, OG Bichewar. Vitex negundo Linn. : Phytoconstituents and Research Findings. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4 (1): January 2011; Page 47-51.