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CO2 Total Extract
Vitex agnus castus

  • Botanical name: Vitex agnus castus

  • Common name: Chastetree

  • Geographical position: 1200m  above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Fruit (wild)

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Farnesene, alpha- terpineol, 1.8- cineole

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance

Application:

Pharmaceutics
Chemical Industry
Supplements
Food
Natural Cosmetics

Vitex agnus-castus L., known as the chaste tree, is a small deciduous tree which its fruits have been used for more than 2500 years for a variety of gynecologic problems.

It has also been used for its claimed activity in the reduction of libido. V. agnus-castus is apply to the skin to flush out parasites and to prevent insect bites and stings. [1]

The German health authorities have approved the use of V. agnus-castus for menstrual cycle irregularities, premenstrual syndrome, mastalgia and menopausal disorders.

Scientific studies confirmed several pharmaceutical effects of this medicinal plant including antioxidant, chemopreventive, immunomodulatory and cytotoxicity, tumoricidal, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, antifungal, insect repellant, larvicidal, fracture healing, osteopenic, antinociceptive, opioidergic, antiepileptic, preventing nonalcoholic fat liver disease and oxidative stress, anti-inflammatory activities. [2]

Randomised, controlled trials data suggest benefits for Vitex extracts in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and latent hyperprolactinaemia. [3]

Literature:

[1] RxList, Reviewed on 6/11/2021, VITEX AGNUS-CASTUS. Avaliable at: https://www.rxlist.com/vitex_agnus-castus/supplements.htm

[2] MinaCheraghi Niroumand, Fatemeh Heydarpour, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei: Pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Vitex agnus-castus L.: A review January 2018Pharmacognosy Reviews 12(23):103 DOI:10.4103/phrev.phrev_22_17

[3] van Die MD, Burger HG, Teede HJ, Bone KM. Vitex agnus-castus extracts for female reproductive disorders: a systematic review of clinical trials. Planta Med. 2013 May;79(7):562-75. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327831. Epub 2012 Nov 7. PMID: 23136064.

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