The chaste tree (Vitex Agnus Castus) Also known as false pepper or pepper of the monks, the chaste tree is a shrub of the Verbenaceae family.
(Here you find a file drawn up by the pharmaceutical chemist Dott. Matteo Politi with scientific research concerning the demonstrated effects of chaste tree)
It counteracts disorders related to the menstrual cycle, as recognized by the Ministry of Health.
Chasteberry is an essential oil that affects the female hormonal cycle.
The Ministry of Health in Germany recommends it as it is effective in case of premenstrual syndrome, to regulate the cycle and in menopause, regulating anxious states and irritability. Dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil and massage the abdomen.
The chaste tree is also used in cases of reduced production of mother's milk.
It is called Pepe dei Monaci because it is used to suppress sexual desire in men.
The chaste tree has an acaricidal action and is a remedy in particular against the red spider mite, polyphagous mite, considered one of the most dangerous pests of soy; in fact, it infests many vegetables (tomatoes, beans, etc.), ornamental trees and herbaceous plants, and most fruit plants.
- Bath tub: 8/10 drops of essential oil emulsified in coarse salt or milk or cream or honey to put in hot water (used to prevent the oil from evaporating due to the heat). We recommend, when using this oil, to mix it with other essential oils.
- Massages: we recommend diluting a few drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of oil via
- Mite spray: In a liter of hot water, dissolve two tablespoons of bicarbonate, add 10 drops of chaste tree essential oil, wait for the mixture to cool down and apply generously on the affected parts.
Warnings: Do not use in case of chronic diseases.
Do not use on children under 6 years of age.
All information and suggested uses are taken from aromatherapy manuals.
If in doubt consult a doctor/pharmacist