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1 oz. Chaste Tree (Vitex) Berry (Vitex agnus-castus) Organic & Kosher

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Item details

Condition
New
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Does not apply
Country/Region of Manufacture
Morocco
Brand
Our Sacred Garden
Active Ingredients
Vitex Berries

About this item

 

Common Name

Standardized: chaste tree
Other: agnus-castus, chasteberry, monk's pepper

Botanical Name

Vitex agnus-castus L.
Plant Family: Verbenaceae

Overview

Introduction

The chaste tree is a small shrub with lance shaped leaves and purple flowers. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean and has since been cultivated in temperate climates around the world. Its peppery fruit has been used for over two thousand years; at least since the time of the Greek physician Dioscorides who recommended it to help the wives of soldiers remain chaste while their husbands were in battle. The vitex berry was used by both men and women in ancient Greece and Rome, and by monks during the Middle Ages in order to suppress sexual desire. Pliny the Elder noted that Athenian maidens would put the leaves under their beds during the festival of Thesmophoria to help preserve their chastity.

Constituents

Acubin, agnuside, casticin, chrysophanol D, alpha- and beta-pinene, isovitexin and vitexin.

Parts Used

Dried fruiting berry

Typical Preparations

Usually used as a tincture, however may be cracked and sprinkled on food, producing a slight pepper taste or as a tea infusion.

Functions

The German Commission E has approved of vitex berries to support a healthy and regular menstrual cycle. Studies have shown efficacy in reducing the unpleasant symptoms of the menstrual cycle. When combined with other herbal ingredients, vitex has been shown to support menopausal health.

Precautions

Specific: Vitex berry is not recommended for use with hormonal contraceptives.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.