Medicinal benefits of chaste tree

The plant that boosts health, but reduces libido. 😄

What is chasteberry?

Chaste tree or chasteberry (vitex agnus-castus) is a shrub found around the Mediterranean.

It has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal virtues, especially by the Romans.

In the Middle Ages, it was used to calm sexual ardor, especially by monks.

This plant is rich in :

  • Flavonoids.
  • Amino acids.
  • Alkaloids.
  • Vitexine.
  • Vitexicarpine.
  • Magnesium.
  • Verbascoside.
  • Iron.
  • Aucubin.
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How to use it?

It is mainly the fruits that are consumed.

The berries of chaste tree are used to prepare :

  • Infusions.
  • Tinctures.
  • Tablets.
  • Medicinal remedies.


Chasteberries have a hormonal action, in particular of regulation of the estrogen.

They are not recommended in case of :

  • Pregnancy.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Contraceptives or hormonal treatments.
  • Cancer.


The shrub is particularly appreciated by the skin and the joints.

Medicinal properties

It has been traditionally used for its benefits:

  • Calming.
  • Antispasmodic.
  • Sedative.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
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For which diseases?

The chaste tree has shown interesting results in case of :

  • Premenstrual syndrome.
  • Headaches.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Bloating.
  • Huntington’s disease.


Vitex is a medicinal plant that can accompany healing.

However, it does not heal on its own.

Behind most illnesses, there are emotional causes.

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What are the benefits of chaste tree?

It is an great plant to assist in a skin detox.

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