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Chasteberry is the fruit of the chaste tree, a small shrub-like tree native to Central Asia and the Mediterranean region. The name is thought to come from a belief that the plant promoted chastity—it is reported that monks in the Middle Ages used chasteberry to decrease sexual desire.
Common Names—chasteberry, chaste-tree berry, vitex, monk's pepper
Latin Name—Vitex agnus-castus
What It Is Used For
How It Is Used
The dried ripe chasteberry is used to prepare liquid extracts or solid extracts that are put into capsules and tablets.
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