Thursday, October 30, 2014

නික/නිල්-නික/හෙලරික[Nika/Nil-Nika/Helarika]/Chaste-tree (Vitex negundo)

An indigenous tree found on the banks of rivers, streams and tank edges in the low country, especially in the dry zone and coastal areas up to about 3000ft a.s.l. Also cultivated due to its medicinal value and as an ornamental plant in home gardens. Whole plant medicinal and leaves use as an insect -repellent. 

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