Chaste Tree Berries (Vitex angus Castus)


This incredible herb works to support healthy pituitary function making it an excellent supplement for women seeking hormonal balance. Many equine owners have found that that this multifaceted herb is extremely beneficial for Cushings in their beloved steeds.

The chaste tree is a small shrub with lance shaped leaves and purple flowers. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean and has since been cultivated in temperate climates around the world. Its peppery fruit has been used for over two thousand years; at least since the time of the Greek physician Dioscorides who recommended it to help the wives of soldiers remain chaste while their husbands were in battle. The vitex berry was used by both men and women in ancient Greece and Rome, and by monks during the Middle Ages in order to suppress sexual desire. Pliny the Elder noted that Athenian maidens would put the leaves under their beds during the festival of Thesmophoria to help preserve their chastity.

Vitex supports physical and emotional health during a woman’s menstrual cycle and in the transition into menopause; relieving mild mood changes, occasional cramps, water retention, and hot flashes.