Molave

Scientific Name: Vitex parviflora A.Juss.

Family Name: Verbenaceae

Facts: 

The inflorescences of Vitex parviflora are made up of many little flowers arranged in spikes, and the blooms themselves are fragrant and usually pale blue to lavender in color.

Vitex parviflora, like some other species in the Vitex genus, has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine. The leaves and seeds of the plant are thought to have medicinal properties, and extracts of the plant are occasionally used to treat conditions like menstrual disorders and promote hormonal balance.

Vitex parviflora plays an important role in supporting local ecosystems by supplying nectar and habitat for beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, who are drawn to the plant’s blossoms.