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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Skin care experts highlight such naturally occurring substances as bearberry, a plant that when added to skin care helps to brighten the skin; black cohosh, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and can alleviate irritation and redness; and Monk's pepper.
commonly known as chaste tree, chasteberry, or monk's pepper, is native to the Mediterranean region.