The leaf of vitex doniana is very useful, multi-purpose tree providing food, medicines and materials. It’s harvested from the wild. The edible fruits and leaves are sold in local markets by the natives. It’s not an everyday plant. More bitter than bitter leaf plant.
It serves both as herbs and vegetables. Has its own peculiar way of preparing before using.
Fresh juice extract from the it’s water is taken internally as a tonic and to treat fevers and respiratory diseases. It is applied externally to increase milk flow and as a treatment for headache, stiffness, measles, rash, fever, chickenpox and hemiplegia.
The young tender leaves are pounded and the juice squeezed into the eyes to treat conjunctivitis and other eye troubles.