chaste tree

Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)

Published by administrator on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:42

Chaste tree is a small shrub that produces berries that have a peppery taste. Since the days of ancient Greece, people have dried and used these berries as medicine to treat health problems related to menstruation. According to folklore, chaste tree (also known as chasteberry) got its common name centuries ago because it helped keep people "chaste"—that is, not wanting to have sex. Today, there's no evidence that chaste tree actually has that effect ...