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Chaste Tree Vitex agnus-castus 100 Seeds USA Company

Chaste Tree Vitex agnus-castus 100 Seeds USA Company

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Vitex agnus-castus, commonly known as chasteberry, monk's pepper, or vitex, is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. Here are some key features of Vitex agnus-castus:

Appearance: Chasteberry is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows to heights of 3 to 6 meters (10 to 20 feet). It has palmate leaves with 5 to 7 lanceolate leaflets, giving it a somewhat tropical appearance. The flowers are small and fragrant, with lavender to lilac-colored petals arranged in dense clusters.

Habitat: Chasteberry is native to southern Europe and western Asia, where it grows in dry, rocky soils in sunny locations. It is commonly found in scrubland, along roadsides, and in coastal areas with well-drained soil.

Medicinal Uses: Vitex agnus-castus has a long history of use in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes, particularly in treating women's health issues. It is believed to have hormonal balancing properties and is often used to alleviate symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, and irregular menstrual cycles. Chasteberry is also used to support fertility and reproductive health in women.

Cultural Significance: In addition to its medicinal uses, chasteberry has cultural significance in various traditions. It has been associated with chastity and celibacy in Christian folklore, hence the name "chasteberry." In ancient times, chasteberry was believed to suppress libido, leading to its use by monks to help maintain celibacy.

Growth and Care: Chasteberry is a relatively low-maintenance plant that thrives in sunny locations with well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established and does not require much fertilizer. Pruning can help maintain the shape of the plant and promote flowering.


Growing Instructions


The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year.

  1. Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for two months.
  2. Fill a pot with potting soil.
  3. Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
  4. Water the container and leave it to drain.
  5. Put the pot in a warm, sunny area.
  6. Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet. The seeds take 4-6 weeks to germinate, although some of the seeds may take longer than that to germinate.
  7. The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.


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