Fruit of Vitex trifolia L var. simplicifolia Cham. or V trifolia L., family
globulose, grey-black, covered with grey-white glandular hairs. Bases
with grey-white persistent sepals, which are one-half to one-third as
long as the fruit; apex 5-lobed. Acrid and bitter in taste, mild in nature,
and attributive to urinary bladder, liver and stomach channels.
wind and heat, ease the eye and the head: For common cold, conjunctivitis
and headache of wind-heat type.
Its decoction in 1:10 dilution inhibits the growth of ECHO11 virus.