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Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Vitex agnus-castus, Abraham’s balm, Chaste tree, Chasteberry, Hemp tree, Lilac chastetree, Monks’ pepper tree, Vitex

Chaste berry is the fruit of the chaste tree, which is native to Central Asia and the Mediterranean region.  It got its name from the belief that it promoted chastity, and it was used by monks in the Middle Ages to decrease sexual desire.

Chaste berry is used in health supplements today to promote hormone balance in women and to normalize menstrual cycles.


In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for chasteberry, the entry for Vitex agnus castus, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for vitex for more information.