Chaste tree

(Vitex agnus-castus)

Other names: Abraham’s Balm, Chasteberry, Five-leaf Chaste Tree, Hemp Tree, Monk’s Pepper, Vitex, Agneau Chaste, Arbre au Poivre, Gattelier, Poivre Noir, Keuschbaum, Mönchspfeffer, Agno-casto, Aino, Pepe Falso, Ajerobo, Añocasto, Hierba de la Castidad, Pimentero, Pimiento Loco, Agnocast, Arbre de Sant Josep, Konopljika, Navadna Konopljika, Drmek Obecný, Monnikenpeper

Chaste tree is native to the Mediterranean and Asia. Its fruit has been used for fertility for more than 2.000 years. It is believed that in the Middle Ages, the tree’s leaves and flowers were chewed by monks to help them maintain celibacy. Chaste tree fruit contains essential oils, flavonoids, iridoids, diterpenoids, diterpene lactam, and vitexlactam A. Its leaves and flowers contain casticin, luteolin 7-methyl ether, and luteolin 7-O-β-glucopyranoside.

Chaste tree may be beneficial for fertility, breast pain, PMS, menopause, preventing miscarriage, reducing sexual desire, bone fractures, prostatic hyperplasia, increasing urine flow, acne, nervousness, dementia, joint conditions, colds, upset stomach, spleen disorders, headaches, migraine, eye pain, body inflammation, fractures, and swelling.

Compliance: food supplement, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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