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Chaste Berry Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Chaste Berry
Glycemic Index / Load
Hemptree, Agnus Castus
Botanical Name
Vitex Agnus Castus, Labiatae family
Hindi Name
Nirgundi, Sephali
Chinese Name
Mu Jing Zi
Homeopathic Name
Agnus Castus   -   Mother Tincture

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Chaste Berry Cures


Action of Chaste Berry

Nutrients in Chaste Berry

Taste of
Chaste Berry

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Dried, Ripened or Fresh ripe fruits (berries )

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Chaste Berry

-Chaste Berry may cause High Blood Pressure, if taken in high dosage. Please consult a doctor for the Dosage.
-It acts very slow, and usually takes quite a few months or sometimes years to show any reaction, excluding the case of lactation, which usually improves within a few weeks.
-Avoid use if having a Hormone sensitive condition, Schizophrenia or Parkinson’s disease.
-Avoid use during Pregnancy as it may stimulate lactation early.
-Avoid giving it to the Children below 18 years of age.
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Chaste Berry is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in subtropical and temperate climates.
It grows up to 8 M.
Best used for Menstrual Disorders and Impotence.

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Materia Medica for Chaste Berry

Chaste Berry General

Chaste Berry contains Anaphrodisiac and Aphrodisiac properties. It is an effective remedy for treating Hypersexuality and Impotency. It treats Impotence related to old age or in those who have aged very fast. Berries are also used to cure hormonal Imbalance and PCOS .

Chaste Tree General

Chaste is a deciduous and fairly hardy shrub. It grows in well drained soil and requires proper sunlight. It grows to a height of twenty feet. It is native to Western Asia and Southwestern Europe. It grows in the southeastern United States. It has fragrant flowers and dark purple berries.
It contains Flavonoids, Iridoid Glycosides and Essential oils as Myrcene, Progesterone and Testosterone.
Chaste Tree takes good care of the female reproductive system. It is a wonderful herb for treating menstrual abnormalities. It regulates menstrual cycles and treats Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea and Endometriosis.
Chaste Tree promotes fertility in women. It normalizes hormonal balance in the Body after prolonged use of birth control pills.
Chaste Tree eases mood swings and hot flashes. It stimulates Estrogen and Progesterone production.
The seeds are safeguard chastity. It decreases interest in the sex.
Chaste Tree relieves the discomforts of water retention, Anxiety, Nervous tension and Insomnia.
It relieves common symptoms of PMS ( Premenstrual Syndrome ) such as Irritability, Breast Tenderness, Depression, Constipation and Headache.
Chaste Tree normalizes gland function in both men and women. It is best for men with Malignant Prostate disease. It reduces the production of Prolactin.
Leaves of this tree relieve pain in the Limbs, Muscle cramps and Spasms. Topically, it is used as a Pain Killer.
It stimulates Perspiration.
Excess intake should be avoided.
It should not taken with HRT ( hormone replacement therapy )
Women with Cancer in Breast, Cervix and Uterus should avoid.
Consult your doctor before taking it for any cure.

Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Chaste Tree is to Tincture it.
To learn how to make your own Tinctures Click here
Decoction: Make a tea.
Put 1 teaspoon of the powdered leaves or berries in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink it, once a day in the morning on an empty stomach ( 30 minutes before breakfast ).
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Chaste Tree for Menstrual disorder

Make leaves infusion. Take three times a day.

Chaste Berry for Infertility

Drink Chaste Berry tincture daily.

Chaste Berry for Libido

The berries of the Chaste Tree are both Aphrodisiacs and Anaphrodisiacs.
They harmonize the metabolism. They balance the Libido.
If the Libido is low they will help enhance it. If the Libido is excessive they will help cool the person.
This is true for both sexes.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Skin

Grind fresh leaves of Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) with little water. Apply on the affected part of the skin for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. It also gives you fresh and glowing skin.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Baldness

Boil leaves of Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ). Grind. Apply on the scalp and keep until it dries. Rinse with cold water.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Premenstrual Syndrome

Take one cup tea of Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) twice a day.
OR : Take One teaspoon tincture in a hot drink.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Parkinson's Disease

Steam with Nirgundi and Tusli leaves.,

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Fibrocystic Breasts

Prepare a tea made from the fruits of Chasterberry. Have a cup once a day,

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi in India ) balances the hormones and reduces the cholesterol level.
It helps to combat the symptoms of PCOS like acne and facial hair.
Take a cup of hot water. Add one teaspoon of fresh or dried Chaste Berries in it. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink this tea twice a day for 2 to 3 weeks.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Uterine Fibroids

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi in India ) stimulates the production of progesterone and reduces estrogen level in the body.
Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of crushed Chaste Berries in 3 cups of hot water. Let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and drink it 3 times in a day. Take it for 2 to 3 months.
OR : Take 5 drops of Tincture in a glass of water 2 times in a day.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Menopause

Put a teaspoon of Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) dried powder into a bowl. Pour 150 ml of hot water into the bowl. Cover and steep it for 5 minutes. Strain off this decoction. Add a teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) to taste. Drink it once daily to reduce the symptoms of Menopause.

Chaste Berry for Breast Pain Before Menses

Put half teaspoon of dried Chaste Berries in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink thrice daily for 3 months.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Hyperprolactinemia

Steep half teaspoon of dried Chaste Berries in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink it, once a day for one month.

Chaste Berry for Pituitary Tumors

Add one teaspoon of dried Chaste Berries powder in one cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it for 2-3 months.

Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) for Hormonal Imbalance

Boil few Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) in 200 ml of water to prepare a tea. Drik this tea on the daily basis to balance the levels.

Chaste Berry for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

It supports the Ovaries and Hormonal balance.
Take 1 tablespoon of dried Chaste Berry powder and take it with warm water.

Chaste Berry For Uterine Fibroid

It supports the Hormonal and reproductive system.
Prepare infusion of leaves and have it 2 times in a day.
Or Take 10 drops of mother tincture 3 times in a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Endometriosis 1

Grind dried root of Chasteberry, Echinacea, Wild yam, Viburnum Opulus in equal quantity. Take Raspberry leaves and Motherwort leaves in half quantity. Prepare a decoction. Strain. Drink one cup two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Difficult Menses 3

Take 2 tablespoons of Chaste Berry ( Nirgundi ) and One tablespoon each of burdock root and Red Clover ( Tripatra ).
Put all these herbs in some water and bring a boil.
Steep for 15-20 minutes and strain.
Drink cool 2-3 times a day before meals for 15-20 days.
Use with breaks to rest the system.

Herbal Treatment For Balancing Hormones

To ensure the proper balance of the hormones in the body such as Estrogen and Testosterone. It is advised to take the following herbal combination.
Maca gives energy to the body and improves the Libido. It is helps to combat the Premenstrual Syndrome like hot flushes and Night Sweats.
Chaste Berry gives relief from Menstrual problems and treats Infertility. It stimulates the production of Breast Milk. Chaste Berry uplifts the mood and relieves stress.
Black Cohosh suppresses Luteinizing hormone that causes PCOS. It helps the brain send messages to other parts of the body.
Saw Palmetto balances the production of testosterone and estrogen in the body. It strengthen the Thyroid Glands and boosts the metabolism.
Take the following capsules only once a day:
Maca 500 mg
Chaste Berry 300 mg
Black Cohosh 225 mg
Saw Palmetto 160 mg
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Kishore Das ( Country - India and State - Arunachal Pradesh )
21 May 2016
I am facing neuro problem for last 5 years and till i did not get relief of it. so suggest me what to do please as my left side of my body is in pain specially my left leg and towards neck and left shoulder.
22 Jun 2016
Please mention other symptoms also, Do you feel any numbness also, any tingling sensation ? Did you get yourself physically examined by a doctor ? Are you taking any medication for this condition ? Please answer all these questions so that we may suggest you a cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Racheal disouza
31 Aug 2017
I m suffering with adenomysis can i take chasteberry n want to know the dosage
Nikhita Thakur ( India )
05 Aug 2016
Im trying to conceive.. it's almost 2 yrs for my marriage and I m unable to.i have pcod problem due to which I won't get regular periods and when I get it's heavy and with back and stomach ache.. please help.I have increased my weight after marriage doctors are advising to reduce weight so please let me know what I can do to reduce weight and improve my health.
24 Aug 2016
Nikhita For reducing weight, drink green tea daily, early morning.
Swallow a tablespoon of raw Fenugreek seeds daily. Eating 250 gm of Papaya daily for dinner will also help to reduce weight. Avocado. This is a great fruit, which helps in reducing weight. It will suppress your hunger, reduces the urge to eat and will help to shed off extra calories, that too without any side effect.
Or visist the page Horsegram in the herb section of this website and check the method to take it. This is also one of the very efcetive methods to reduce weight.
Rita singhania ( India )
07 Aug 2016
I am managing my uterine fibroids for 10 years .fibroids are controlled by ayuervedic medicines. iam taking ashoka powder daily but i have developed many lumps in my breast ,i want to take chest berrry,i have low bp nature,Is it advisable .I am 48 years old
24 Aug 2016
You can take this herb. It is not advised for those suffering from High Bp. As the excessive dosage may cause High Bp. You will have to take it for 2 to 3 months. Also, it is suggested that you take Dandelion soups everyday. One bowl of soup is good enough for you. try the soup for 15 days. Skip for 3 days, start again for next 15 days. Then you can get your tests done again.
Nidhi Chopra ( India /punjab )
30 Sep 2016
From where I buy this herbal. I am pcod patient
05 Oct 2016
You may buy it from any herbal store in your area.
Or, you may order the herb from the websites that sell herbs or herbal products.
Internet is the best source of information regarding it.
Try doing a bit of research.
Bobby ( India )
12 Dec 2016
46yrs old mother of two.having endometrial hyperplasia (simple hyperplasia without atypia)and missing periods from 3 months. i am high B.P patient taking, NEBIVOLOL 2.5mg daily. My thyroid is fluctuating.starting from 5.1(march.16) to 3.00now. what to do.Is your treatment in ayurvedic or homeopathy
Jagriti Malik ( India )
19 Dec 2016
Please take Shatavari Capsules, one daily for a month.
Another herb for you is Cannabis Sativa. Buy the tincture and take 5 drops in a glass of water for 30 days.
Drink Soursop juice every morning for a month.
It is advised that you discuss with your health care provider before you try any remedy. Since, you already are taking medications so, caution is advised.
Dahlia ( India/Tamilnadu )
17 Dec 2016
Can u suggest me wich brand of chasteberry capsule s organic & gud 2 consume also hw much 2 take daily.
Gargi Sharotri (India )
19 Dec 2016
You may buy Vitex Chasteberry extract 900 mg. or Nature's Answer Vitex Agnus-Castus, Chastetree Berry. These can be bought online. I have tried the extract , it is easily available.
Dr chandrasekaran
16 Jan 2017
it is an excellent remedy for irregular periods
Liz ( USA )
01 Apr 2017
I was only able to purchase chaste berry in 400mg capsules. Can they be opened to make a weaker tea. I wish to take it for mennorghea. I am 50 and not on any medicine .
03 Apr 2017
Liz. The capsule contains the different form of herb and tea contains the different one.
You can simply have one capsule every day for a month.
To make the tea, you have to specifically get the tea first.
Jeevi ( India / Tamilnadu )
02 Apr 2017
I'm 27 years old and diagnosed PCOS after marrage which is 4 years back.... I have irregular periods since puberty may be coz of hormonal imbalance... and now after marriage I check with a DGO and they said I have pcod... all my hormones are normal except Lh... LH was very high and doctors gave me tablets to reduce LH harmones... I don't know what stops my ovulation to get pregnant... I'm gaining weight also...
Totally confused...
Can you suggest me some proper medicine to balance my hormones?, to get proper periods every month with proper ovulation?, and to get pregnant importantly.?..
Swarnlata Bhisht ( India)
03 Apr 2017
Do not worry.
It will be taken care of.
First thing to do is : DO regular exercise. Regular means, every day, do not skip. This is the best way to cure PCOD. Do Kegel Exercise in specific. For hormonal imbalance take Chaste Berry for one month.
Also, eat Saw Palmetto capsules, one every day for 15 days.
Gayatri ( India )
08 Jun 2017

I am 28 year old married girl, weight is 88kg and height is 5'4"
I have an irregular periods since i was 15, I got married nov 2015 almost 1 and half year,
I consulted gynec 2 months back for my irregular periods, all the test reports were normal and sonography also normal. but didnt solve my prob of irregular periods.
Now me and My husband TTC.
Last few days back i consulted again and diagnosed PCOD, She suggested me MYOCYST- M tablet (1 pill a day) for three months.
I read about Vitex now a days, so please suggest me what can i do??
Can i go for Vitex?
Please give me Proper Solution that can helps me.
09 Jun 2017
Yes, you may take Vitex ( Chaste Berry )
This herb will help to cure PCOS. Have Vitex capsules or you may also buy the herb in the form of tea. Drink one cup every day, for a month. Also, Fever nut decoction will help to resume the periods.
Do not consume any herb during your periods. For any queries, you can always write us back.
10 Dec 2017
How to prepare this Tea also everyone who has pcod problem
Pallavi ( India )
10 Dec 2017


Iam also same problem pcod, I want to conceive
Iqra ( Pakistan )
21 Dec 2017
im iqra i have pelvis inflammation disease and also harmons are imbalanced with blood pressure problem
im also over weight can i use this herb for PID and plz give me the of capsules of this herb
Neha ( India )
25 Jan 2018

I have PCOD problm last year I had misscarage nd after that I have dimag..With pcos and I m.having irregular period also and hair loss also weight is also increase please let me know the medicine cure of pcos and I am trying to conceiving but not happening..
Remi. ( Nigeria )
09 Aug 2018
I'm 39 years old, Got married 3 years ago and haven't been able to have children!. I wasn't sexually active till I got married. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016 after having open surgery to remove a large 95x87mm chocolate cyst on my left ovary. The doctor said I have endometriosis in my left ovary and each time I mestruate the blood will keep forming a cyst. A year after the surgery the cyst has started forming again.
I got pregnant for the first time in October last year and I had a missed miscarriage in December , the doctor couldn't tell me what caused the feotus to die . I had to do an evacuation
I have been trying since to get pregnant since and no success!.
The cyst is growing and I also have multiple fibroids 72x55mm and 56x52mm as at 2016

A friend of gave me Vitex pills and Donq quai pills to use , but I haven't started using .

Please advice on what to use to heal the endometriosis and fibriods and to conceive .

Also my husband is 44 and he has high BP

Thank you!
Adewole fola ( Nigeria/Lagos )
14 Aug 2020
Good day
I am 32, never pregnant. Got married 2018, couldn't conceive. Went for scan and I was diagnosed of non patent tubes(both), luteal phase deficiency and right side ovarian cyst. Pls what can I do...I want to conceive
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