Fructus Viticis


Fruit of Vitex trifolia L var. simplicifolia Cham. or V trifolia L., family Verbenaceae.

Fruit 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.

Expel wind and heat, ease the eye and the head: For common cold, conjunctivitis and headache of wind-heat type.

Pharmacological Action
Its decoction in 1:10 dilution inhibits the growth of ECHO11 virus.

Administration Decoction: 3-10g.


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