Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chaste tree or Vitex essential oil or Chaste tree leaf oil

Vitex, vitex agnus castus, is steam distilled from the leaves of the Chaste tree, also known as Chasteberry, or Monk's Pepper tree. This one is grown and distilled in Turkey and is a genus of about 250 species of shrubs and trees from 1-35 m tall, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. In the past widely included in the family Verbenaceae, it has recently been transferred to the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
Vitex Chaste oil uses - It is sometimes used for the treatment of PMS. It is believed to be an antaphrodisiac, hence the name "chaste tree", and is used as a medicinal plant by many herbalists.
Vitex essential oil blends well with lavender essential oil, valerian essential oil, rose, clary sage, and geranium.
Vitex essential oil cautions - Chaste tree is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Vitex essential oil properties - Used to treat female problems, PMS, and menopause problems. It is a natural L-dopa (Parkinson's).

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