Nature`s Answer Vitex is a full spectrum herbal supplement, made from vitex agnus-castus. Designed to help support female hormonal balance.
- Helps to support female hormonal balance
- Full spectrum vitex agnus-castus berry
- Tested and verified for authenticity
- Holistically balanced
Vitex agnus-castus goes by many names, including Chastetree Berry. The small tree is indigenous to the Mediterranean area, although it can grow in temperate areas worldwide. It is an attractive bush with finger-like leaves and thin violet, blue or pink flowers. The fruit produced by this tree is a dark brown to black berry, about the size of a peppercorn, with a spicy pepper flavor.
A Herb Used Throughout the Ages
The Chaste Berry has a long history of use in folklore. In the ancient writings of Roman Naturalist, Pliny the Elder, the name Vitex is derived from the Latin word, “vieo” which refers to weaving, since the bark of the vitex tree was used to weave baskets. The reference to ‘Chaste’ is due to references that the plant was considered sacred to the Virgin Goddess Hestia/Vesta. It was mentioned in the 4th century BC by Hippocrates, `the father of modern medicine`, and was indicated in The King’s American Dispensary for "female balance".
It’s common name reflects the belief that eating the fruit decreases the libido, and allows for increased chastity. During ancient Greek and Roman times, the Priestess of the Temple would eat the berries to lessen the libido.
Another name for the plant, Monk’s Pepper, came from the use by medieval monks towards a similar goal. Although scientific studies do not support the herb’s ability to decrease sex drive, modern research shows that Chaste Berry may have a regulating effect on female hormones.
Chaste Berry has been the subject of in depth, placebo controlled double blind studies, which have uncovered some of the specific mechanisms of action that make it useful as a possible remedy for the female cycle.
As one of America’s largest and oldest manufacturers of nutritional supplements, Nature’s Answer has a proud tradition of providing the highest quality and purity ingredients in every product since 1972. They are uniquely able to guarantee these standards for all of their liquid herbal extracts as they both manufacture and package all of the holistic remedies that they produce.
Today, Nature’s Answer continues to combine the best of traditional herbal remedies, vitamins and minerals with innovative scientific techniques and phytopharmaceutical manufacturing, to deliver supplements of the finest quality and value for the entire family.