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Chasteberry Extract


Product Name:Chasteberry Extract

Botanical Source:Chasteberry tree,agnus castus

Part Used:Fruit

Specification:2%Chelldonine,4:1,10:1

Appearance:Brown Yellow Powder

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Chasteberry Extract

Description

Chasteberry, also known as Vitex agnus-castus, is the fruit of the chaste tree, a member of the mint family. It is native to central Asia and southern parts of Europe, but is now also found in places with temperate and subtropical climate worldwide.

 

The plant has an interesting history. During the ancient times, people believed that it helped promote chastity, hence its name. The Greek physician Dioscorides prescribed it to wives of soldiers to control their sexual urges while their husbands went out to battle. Athenian maidens, according to Pliny the Elder, would sleep with the plant’s leaves under their bed during the festival of Thesmophoria. This is believed to help preserve their chastity.2

 

In the Middle Ages, monks used chasteberry to suppress their sexual desire,3 which is why it’s also called monk’s pepper. “Pepper” refers not just to the spicy flavor of the fruits but their appearance as well, which is similar to peppercorns.4

 

Today, chaste tree is grown both for its medicinal uses and as an ornamental plant. It is woody, and can grow 15 to 20 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. The leaves consist of 5 to 7 lance-shaped leaflets with serrated edges. On the upper surface, the leaves are dark green, but grayish on the bottom. They are arranged oppositely on the branches.

 

Flowers of the chaste tree are showy, and can be purple, white, pink or blue colored. They are arranged in elongated clusters, and bloom during late spring to early autumn

Chasteberry Extract

Main Function

? Alleviating PMS symptoms, such as bloating, depression and irritability. The herb works by normalizing the ratio of progesterone to estrogen, which then soothes monthly discomforts.8 In one study of premenstrual women, it was found that 90 percent of those who took the herb reported a reduction in PMS symptoms.

 

? Relieves menstruation pain. According to the American Family Physician, chasteberry may help ease painful menstruation, uterine bleeding and breast discomfort in menstruating women.

 

? Ease endometriosis symptoms. Taking standardized chasteberry extract for hormonal support may be helpful in easing the pain caused by this condition. The herb should be taken long-term, around 12 to 18 months, to be fully effective in this manner.

 

? May help regulate menstrual cycle. It may be helpful for women with irregular periods or those who are coming off of hormonal birth control.

 

? Promote men's reproductive health. Despite being called “the women’s herb,” chasteberry may have benefits for men’s health as well. It can help increase urine flow, alleviate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and turn off sexual desire.

Chasteberry Extract

Application Filed

1. Health Product

2. Medicine

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