Chaste Tree

Vitex agnus-castus - The Hormonal Harmoniser

Vitex agnus-castus, commonly known as Chaste Tree, derives its scientific name from its traditional use in suppressing libido, leading to the term "chaste." Historically, monks chewed the berries to reduce sexual desire, hence the name "agnus-castus," meaning "chaste lamb" in Latin. Today, it's recognised for its hormonal balancing properties.

The Chaste Tree is a small shrub native to the Mediterranean region. Its fruit, leaves, and flowers have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, particularly for women's health concerns. Chaste Tree influences hormone levels in the body, particularly prolactin and progesterone, making it a popular choice for addressing menstrual irregularities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms.

Benefits and Uses

  • Regulates menstrual cycles and alleviates PMS symptoms such as mood swings, breast tenderness, and bloating.
  • Supports fertility by balancing hormones and improving ovulation.
  • Reduces symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood disturbances.
  • Helps manage hormonal acne by reducing sebum production and inflammation.
  • Supports overall reproductive health and may improve libido in some individuals.

Chaste Tree in Kissed Earth Products

Kissed Earth recognises the importance of hormonal balance in women's wellness. Our PMS and Hormone Support product harnesses the power of Chaste Tree alongside other natural ingredients to provide comprehensive support for menstrual health and hormonal balance. Explore our product page to learn more about how Chaste Tree contributes to our holistic approach to women's wellness.

Chaste Tree FAQs

Results may vary, but many individuals notice improvements in menstrual symptoms within 1-3 menstrual cycles.

It's generally recommended to avoid Chaste Tree during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to its potential hormonal effects.

Side effects are rare but may include gastrointestinal upset, headache, or skin rash in some individuals.

While Chaste Tree is traditionally associated with women's health, some men may also benefit from its hormone-balancing effects.

Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen, especially if you're taking medications or have underlying health conditions.