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Vitex agnus castus


Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS), disorders associated with menopause, depression, prostate disorders, inflammation of the testicles, progestogen deficiency (hormones maintaining pregnancy) ...


Composition :
100% Vitex agnus castus semen - 330 mg

Part used :
Seeds (berries)

The Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus castus), also known as Vitex, Chasteberry, Abraham’s Balm and Monk’s Pepper, is a small tree or shrub, and member in the Mint family (Lamiaceae), native to the Mediterranean region and south-west Asia, but today also found on the north-eastern coast of the United States, which grows to a height of 1 – 5 meters (3-15ft).

The berries are harvested for medicinal purposes by gently rubbing the berries loose from the stem. The leaves, flowers, and berries may be consumed as a decoction, traditional tincture, cider vinegar tincture, syrup, elixir, or simply eaten straight off the plant as an alternative medicinal food. A popular way of taking Chaste Tree is on awakening as a simple 1:1 fluid extract, which is said to interact with hormonal circadian rhythms most effectively. In alternative medicine, it is believed that the berries are a tonic herb for both the male and female reproductive systems. The leaves are believed to have the same effect, but to a lesser degree.

Studies have shown that some of the berries‘ ingredients (including aucubin, casticin, essential oils and rare fatty acids) stimulate the production of progestogen, a female hormone linked to maintaining pragnancy, which in turn has beneficial effects on PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) and the female hormone cycle in general. Women may experience a more relaxed and more timely recurrence of their period when taking Chaste Tree berries.

History: In ancient times, Chaste Tree berries were believed to have an-aphrodisiac properties, hence the name ‚Chaste Tree‘. Pliny, in his ‚Historia Naturalis‘, reports the use of stems and leaves of this plant by women as bedding ‚to cool the heat of lust‘ during the time of the Thesmophoria, when Athenian women left their husbands' beds to remain ritually chaste. At the end of the 13th century, John Trevisa reports of it ‚the herbe agnus-castus is always grene, and the flowre therof is namly callyd Agnus Castus, for wyth smel and vse it maketh men chaste as a lombe‘. Chaucer, in ‚The Flower and the Leaf‘, refers to it as an attribute of the chaste Diana, and in the 16th century the English herbalist William Turner reports the same an-aphrodisiac properties of the seed.

Counter indications: It is recommended that Chaste Tree Berry be avoided during pregnancy due to the possibility of complications.


Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.