Monday, 1 February 2010

MOLAVE (Vitex parviflora juss.)

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The molave tree has a large diameter in size about 100 to 150 cm in height about 25 to 30 m. the bole is irregular, short and fluted. The wood of molave tree is thick, from medium to large. Its crown is spreading, the leaves are small, whorled and deciduous. The color of the flower of molave is blue and size to 6-8 meters long, the outside of the corolla is hairy and borne in terminal, paniculate, and ample inflorences up to 20cm in length.

Medicinal use:
• Infusion or decoction of the wood is considered a good remedy for poison, as a dose it will produce vomiting.
• The outside of the molave tree or the stem is used for diarrhea.