Vitex

Also indexed as:Agnus Castus, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk’s Pepper, Vitex agnus castus
Vitex: Main Image© Steven Foster
Common names:
Agnus Castus, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk’s Pepper
Botanical names:
Vitex agnus castus

Side Effects

Side effects may include minor stomach upset and a mild skin rash with itching. Vitex is not recommended for use during pregnancy and should not be used concurrently with hormone therapy (e.g., estrogen, progesterone).

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