Dried Chaste Tree Berries (Whole)
The Chaste Berry
, also know as Monk's Pepper
was introduced to the United States from western Asia in the 1800's. The chaste berry
is small, about the size of a small pea, and they have a pepper-like taste and smell. In the autumn, after the leaves fall from the Chaste tress, the chaste berries
are collected and dried for use in medicine.
The medicinal properties of the Chaste berry
are a result of substances including flavonoids, iridoid glycosides, and terpenoids. The reported benefits of chaste berry
stem from its actions upon the pituitary gland and the production of a hormone called luteinizing hormone (LH) that helps regulate the menstrual cycle in women. Chaste berry also assists in the regulation of prolactin secretion in the body. The ability of Chaste berry
to decrease elevated prolactin levels may benefit some infertile women as well as some women with breast tenderness associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
The results from several studies suggest that women taking Chaste berry
may experience a reduction in the symptoms associated with PMS, including cramping, headaches, and tenderness of the breasts.
The Chaste tree
is native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia where it has been used by herbalists including Hippocrates. Ancient uses for Chasteberry
included birth control as well as a suppression of libido in males, especially in monks ( hence the name"Monk's Pepper"
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
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