Chaste tree berries (Vitex agnus-castus) typically grow in warm climates in the Mediterranean. This flowering shrub is a member of the Lamiaceae family and produces small brown berries. Other common names for this plant include monk’s pepper and Abraham’s balm. We supply bulk quantities of wholesale chaste tree berries. Enquire using the contact form below. We’re a leading herb and botanical supplier, sourcing high-quality ingredients from around the world.
The berries are harvested in autumn and can be used for cosmetics and cuisine. This ingredient works in tea blends and can also be used as a substitute for black pepper, being similar in taste and appearance. Ground into a powder, chaste tree berries can also be blended into health drinks and smoothies.
The name Chasteberry derives from the traditional belief that the plant promoted chastity. It was used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Monks in the Middle Ages to decrease sexual desire and keep away evil. European nuns used chasteberry to treat women’s hormonal imbalances, which is still the chasteberry’s main function.
Chaste tree berries are used as a uterine tonic and believed to offer the following benefits:
Chaste tree berries could potentially repel insects, such as flies, mosquitos, ticks, head lice and fleas. It’s believed to ward off insect attacks for up to 6 hours.
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