Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

Vitex negundo

  • Nirgudi (Marathi)

Description: A shrub, tender parts grey-pubescent. Leaves 3-5 foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate, 7-12 x 2-3 cm, chartaceous; lateral nerves ca 14 pairs, glabrous above, grey-pubescent below, acute at base, acuminate at apex; petiolule ca 1.5 cm. Inflorescences panicles terminal and from the upper axils, ca 25 cm. Flowers purple to violet; calyx ca 3 mm, white-spotted without, 5-toothed; teeth triangular, acute, corolla ca 7 mm across; tube ca 5 mm. Drupes globose, ca 4 mm across. Seeds ovate-oblong, exalbuminous. BIBLIOGRAPHY-GENERAL FRLHT'S Medicinal plant databases, Bangalore

How to Grow: MODE OF PROPAGATION: SEED AND VEGETATIVE MEANS Seed propagation: Seed are sown during March in a greenhouse. It does not need any pre-treatment. Germination is usually free and quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer of the following year. Vegetative means: Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November in a cold frame. BIBLIOGRAPHY-GENERAL 1.Sheat. W. G., Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, MacMillan and Co, 1948. 2.Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation, Athens Ga. Varsity Press, 1987.

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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