|(Vitex agnus castus) Also known as Chaste berries, chaste tree or Monk's Pepper, vitex is a small shrub that is native to the Mediterranean but is now also grown in many warm climates. Vitex berries have long been associated with regulating female hormones, and have thus been used to treat PMS, menopause and other disorders related to hormone function. Vitex berries are not recommended for men, nor are they recommended for use during pregnancy. |
Brew 1 tsp of berries in 1 cup of water at 212º - steep for 10-15 minutes.
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