Chaste Tree Berries
Chaste berries originating in Europe is also known as Chaste Tree, Monk's Pepper, and Abraham's balm. This herb was used for centuries in medieval monasteries to curb libido. Known as the "women's herb" in regards to estrogen levels with its abilities for counteracting the symptoms of PMS. This makes a great herb in spellwork that has to do with conceiving, inner strength, boosting fertility, or spells to do with healthy pregnancy. Small whole berries should be stored in a sealed container away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
Description: Vitex agnus-castus is one of the few temperate-zone species of Vitex, which is on the whole a genus of tropical and sub-tropical flowering plants. Theophrastus mentioned
he shrub several times, as agnos in Enquiry into Plants. It has been long believed to be an anaphrodisiac but its effectiveness remains controversial. This is a cross-pollinating plant.
However self-pollination may also occur now and then.
Botanical Name: Vitex agnus castus
Common Names: Agnus-castus, chasteberry, monk's pepper
Medicinal Part: Berry
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