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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.
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Three of the most promising herbal supplements trending currently are cramp bark, ginkgo biloba, and chaste tree berry.
Chaste tree berries are becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of PMS symptoms, in addition to other ailments.
Chaste tree is believed to produce these positive effects by reducing prolactin, increasing progesterone, and binding opioid receptors.
Nausea, acne, and gastrointestinal complaints are the only identified adverse effects experienced while on a chaste tree regimen for longer than five months ("Vitex agnus-castus", 2009).