Vitex agnus-castus in history
Vitex agnus-castus, commonly known as Vitex or Chaste tree, is a small shrub that is native to the Mediterranean. It is used to make a herbal remedy that is commonly used for menstrual complaints. The shrub has purple flowers and fruit, and it’s the fruit that is harvested to create the medicinal extract. 1-2
The value of Vitex agnus-castus has been known for at least 2000 years.1
Today medicinal extracts of Vitex are widely recommended for the relief of PMS symptoms and to help improve menstrual cycle irregularities.