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chaste tree

(chāst´ tre″) the shrub Vitex agnus-castus or an extract prepared from its berries and root bark, which is used for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome and menopause; also used in homeopathy.

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.