Definition of chaste tree in English:

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  • A southern European shrub with blue or white flowers, grown as an ornamental.
    • Vitex agnus-castus, family Verbenaceae
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    • Some of the herbs that are listed as ingredients include damiana, chaste tree, black cohosh and saw palmetto.
    • I have a chaste tree with a nice full shape, but the upper limbs seem spindly, and they all lean in one direction.
    • Eating a whole foods diet, trying acupuncture, and taking herbs like chaste tree (Virex agnus-castus) may, after several months, ease symptoms.


mid 16th century: so named because of its association with chastity in sacrifices to Ceres.

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