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Chaste Tree

  Chaste TreeScientific Name: Vitex agnus-castus
Common Name:  Chaste Tree
Other Common Names:
Agno Casto, Agnocasto, Bish Barmagh Aghaji, Chaste Tree, Daribrahim, Gatilier, Hayit, Hemp Tree, Kaff Maryam, Keuschlamm, Lilac Chastetree, Lygos, Monk'S Pepper, Monk's Pepper Tree, Monks Pepper, Panjangusht, Pepper, Monks, Poivre De Moine, Ranukabija Sauzgatillo, Seiyo-Ninzin-Boku, Shajerat Ebrahim, Vitex
Plant Type: Perennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 7-10
Germination: Medium
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 25
Uses: Medicinal
Notes: Seeds used to subdue the sexual urge. Used by monks.

VITEX AGNUS CASTUS So named because the seeds reputedly subdue the sexual urge and have long been used by monks to produce this effect. But be forewarned: some suggest the aromatic seeds have exactly the opposite effect! Whatever the effect on the libido, it is clear that it has an effect on hormonal balance. Recent German studies indicate that seed extracts regulate menstrual bleeding or too frequent menstruation, and may do this by stimulating progesterone and regulating estrogen. In Germany, women who are stopping oral contraception, use chastetree to help reestablish normal menstruation and ovulation. Hardy to zone 6. Seeds require stratification.  Best sown in fall or winter.  Will not germinate in hot weather.  Vitex, its cousin will but this won't.

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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herbalist.

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