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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.
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I've seen women with very bad outbreaks prior to their periods achieve clearer skin after only three months of using chaste tree berry and following a healthy, cleansing diet.
products made from the fruit of chaste tree exhibit the same positive menstrual effects as the leading German brand, upon which over 30 clinical studies have been conducted?
Traditional use: Chaste tree has been used since the time of ancient Greece and Rome, where it played a part in religious ceremonies and medicinal practice.
Vitex Agnus Castus, more commonly known as Monks' Pepper or The Chaste Tree, is a shrub which has been in cultivation since 1570.
A couple of other commonly used CAM therapies worth considering are the fruit or leaves of the chaste tree for PMS and evening primrose oil for cyclic breast tenderness, he continued.
He questioned whether the chaste tree berries and hops might cancel each other out, but, sure enough, that's what the recipe said.
If your headaches are due to hormonal imbalances then herbs such as chaste tree, black cohosh and fennel may be effective, or if it is due to circulatory problems then warming herbs which improve circulation to the head would be useful - try ginkgo, ginger, peppermint and rosemary.
For a valuable shrub or small tree that's simple to grow, consider growing chaste tree (Vitex agnuscastus).
And she is convinced the seeds of the chaste tree are the reason.
Vitex agnus-castus, or chaste tree, is one of the most versatile herbs for women's health.
Others include wild yam extract, chaste tree, hops, sage leaf, and kava kava.
OonaPMS1's main ingredient is a high-grade standardized chaste tree berry complimented with 40 mg of an equal grade of black cohosh.