Chasteberry (Latin Name: Vitex agnus- castus) belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It has been used since ancient times to treat gynecological diseases. In fact, Hippocrates emphasizes the usefulness of the herb during childbirth to help the placenta come out.
Health Benefits and Uses
Usually, it is being used as an herbal remedy to treat a variety of ailments. It is used to treat PMS, symptoms of menopause, infertility issues, and other conditions, in general, affecting a woman’s reproductive system. More specifically, it has been reported that it can decrease the side effects in PMS symptoms like depression, anxiety, and cravings. A study claims that an extract made from the seeds helped repel mosquitoes and other insects.
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.