Vitex agnus-castus


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chaste tree

Herbal medicine
A tree with berries that contain phytoestrogens, which have been used for menstrual dysfunction, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, increased libido, acne in adolescence and to promote lactation; it is believed by some to be an aphrodisiac.

Vitex agnus-castus

(vi'teks? ag'nus kast'us) [L., lit. “chaste-lamb chaste tree”] See: chaste tree berry
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The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil of Vitex agnus-castus.
Diterpenoids and flavonoids from the fruits of Vitex agnus-castus and antioxidant activity of the fruit extracts and their constituents.
Insect growth regulatory activity of vitex trifolia and vitex agnus-castus essential oils against spilosoma oblique.
Chemical Constituents of Leaf Essential Oil of North-central Nigerian Grown Vitex Agnus-castus l: Adv.
Table 1: Chemical composition(%) of Leaf oil of Vitex agnus-castus.
Here we report the bioassay-guided isolation of linoleic acid from chaste berries utilizing ER binding assays, the independent identification of linoleic as a ligand for ER using pulsed ultrafiltration liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and the confirmation of the estrogenicity of this compound and various fractions of Vitex agnus-castus fruits using mRNA upregulation assays of the PR and ER[beta] genes.
Macerated fruits of Vitex agnus-castus (5 kg) were defatted with petroleum ether (PE).
The fruits of Vitex agnus-castus have been used in traditional medicine for their effects on female reproduction.
Zheng of Pure-World Botanicals for providing the Vitex agnus-castus berries.