Scientific Name: Vitex agnus-castus
Chaste Berry is a small shrub that consists of various components, including flavonoids, iridoid glycosides, and terpenoids. This berry is known as Vitex Agnus or Monk’s Pepper. It is said to be helpful for women who are going through menopause and PMS symptoms because of its positive impact on the pituitary gland.
The primary benefits of the plant may include:
- PMS relief
- Breast pain relief
- Menopause relief
- Menorrhagia (heavy menstruation) relief
These berries are said to normalize and regulate the estrogen and progesterone balance in the body. Chaste berries, of course, are not instrumental in the reproductive system's health, but help to support, balance and nourish the endocrine system. It can be a good remedy for the treatment of premenstrual cramps, menstrual flooding, headaches, constipation, acne, irritability, water retention and tenderness of the breast.
Chaste Berry can be taken as a tea or tincture. It has a peppery flavor, so adding honey or mint enhances the taste. Get yours from Herb Affair today!
Recommended dosage is 1 teaspoon per cup of water, to be steeped in a tea.