Scientific Name: Vitex agnus-castus
Cultivated in temperate climates around the world, Chaste Berries are a peppery fruit that have been in use for more than two thousand years; dating all the way back to Greek physician, Dioscorides, who would recommend them to the wives of soldiers in battle. Full of various healthful components including flavonoids, iridoid glycosides and terpenoids, these berries are known to be a natural aid for women experiencing menopause and PMS symptoms. This is due to its positive impact on the pituitary gland and ability to regulate the estrogen and progesterone balance in one’s body.
Enjoyed as an addition to your favorite tea blend or within a tincture, Chaste Berries offer a zesty flavor that blends well with honey or mint and helps to turn your day—and your comfort—around.
With a natural ability to balance hormones in the body, Chaste Berries are a powerful companion in the fight against acne. Especially potent for women, it can help relieve outbreaks along the jawline and chin, as well as acne causes by menstruation or fluctuations of the hormones.
Chaste Berries have the potential to alleviate the painful symptoms of this uterine-based condition, which occurs when the cells that make up the uterine-lining travel to other parts of the body and form scar tissue. Since this condition is triggered by hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, Chaste Berries are able to affect the condition’s overall frequency and severity due to its effect on hormone activity.
Containing nutritional components capable of inhibiting the production of certain harmful cells, Chaste Berries can be very useful in the treatment and/or prevention of an enlarged prostate. As an anti-androgen, it lowers the levels of testosterone in the body to preserve functionality and deter ailments such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, an age-related enlargement of the prostate gland.
Containing a vast array of benefits for women, Chaste Berries ability to regulate and normalize hormone production makes it a healthful ally for many. It offers natural relief from the symptoms of menopause, promotes lactation in nursing mothers, helps to improve female fertility, and assists in the restoration and rebalance of the estrogen and progesterone hormones.
Although it can be used in a tincture or tea, Chaste Berries are most commonly consumed in capsule form. For this method, the recommended dosage is 225 – 400mg, taken every morning. For an even simpler process, you can also make your own Chaste Berry Powder capsules by utilizing one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines. Of course, it can also be sprinkled atop a dish to produce a slight peppery flavor. So, we suggest giving it a try on your breakfast or just about any other meal you choose.
Native to the Mediterranean and certain regions of Central Asia, Chaste Berries have been used for centuries within a number of traditional medicines. It was given its name by those who believed it could promote chastity—a commonly held belief shared by many ancient civilizations. In the middle ages, Monks were the most common consumer, as they would ingest it daily to achieve this proposed effect. Throughout the years, it has continued to grow in popularity and can now be found in supplement form, aimed at assisting with everything from menstrual problems to infertility.
If stored correctly, our Chaste Berries have a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.