Vitex Berries (Vitex agnus-castus)
Vitex Berries have been used for centuries to treat constipation, flatulence, hangovers, and to bring on menstruation and lactation.
Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry) has been used for centuries in Europe for hormonal imbalances in women. It has been used for centuries to increase fertility and improve menstrual cycles.
In modern herbal medicine, the herb is mainly used to treat breast swelling and breast pain caused by excessive secretion of the hormone prolactin during PMS or cyclic mastalgia. The herb can lengthen the proliferative (first) phase of the menstrual cycle, and also relieve water weight, headache, and fatigue.