The Power Of Lagundi Plant

Philippines
September 15, 2010 11:12pm CST
Lagundi (scientific name: Vitex negundo) is a large native shrub that grows in the Philippines and has been traditionally used as as herbal medicine. Lagundi is an erect, branched tree or shrub, that grows to as much as 5 m high.Lagundi has a single thick, woody stem like a trunk and is usually seen in swamps of the Philippines. Lagund leaves appear palmately, in the form of five pointed leaves which splay out like the fingers of a hand. Lagundi leaves are 5-foliate, rarely with 3 leaflets only. Lagundi leaves are 4-10 cm long, slightly hairy beneath. The lagundi flowers are blue to lavender, 6-7 mm long bearing fruit globose of about 4mm in diameter that turns black when ripe. Other traditional benefits that are derived from the use of Lagundi are as follows: Relief of asthma & pharyngitis Recommended relief of rheumatism,dyspepsia, boils, diarrhea Treatment of cough, colds,fever and flu and other bronchopulmonary disorders Alleviate symptoms of Chicken Pox Removal of worms, and boils
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• Philippines
16 Sep 10
Really! Well, Philippines has plenty of plants with herbal value. Is it effective in curing those illness?
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
Yup My friend this plant is also been in commercials, usually the most common illness can cure is fever and cough. Some Medical Laboratories uses this plant for different variety of cough syrup medicine.If you have a cough try to boil 4 to 5 leaves of Lagundi then drink it for couple of times. I promise you it has a good result.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 10
dear turing, it is one of the most popular herbal plant in the philippines. and its medicinal qualities can be vouched. thank you for this discussion. ann