|Vitex, Chaste tree, dried chaste berry, Vitex agnus-cactus L. Good
for Mom, maybe not so good for Dad.
Ripe dried fruit and dried leaves used as medicine. Primarily to treat pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) and irregularities in the menstrual cycle.
Alcohol tinctures of the berries and leaves (from 40% to 70% alcohol).
WARNING: As per numerous herbal extracts avoid taking this tincture or any other preparation of Vitex while pregnant.
Dr. Corson's Comments: I have personally benefited from using this herb for the past 3 years for balancing hormones in Peri-menopause. It has a long history of use. Modern research suggests an increase in LH (Luteinizing Hormone) and increased progesterone to balance the estrogen excess common in Western nations.
Right Photo: Flower and berry of Chaste Berry.
Below: Compound leaf of vitex.