Share this entry

vitex Syllabification: vi·tex
Pronunciation: /ˈvīteks/

Definition of vitex in English:


1 another term for chaste tree.
2A medicinal preparation extracted from the berries of the chaste tree, used to treat gynecological conditions.
Example sentences
  • Chaste tree berry, also known as vitex, is sometimes given to alleviate vaginal dryness and moodiness associated with menopause.
  • He has found success, however, with a supplement containing black cohosh and vitex, also known as chaste tree berry.
  • Like estrogen, this ‘female hormone’ is also present in males; during sleep your prolactin levels rise sharply, and taking a supplement with vitex can help keep your natural testosterone levels up.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
an example or model...