Agnus castus

Vitex agnus castusVitex agnus

English: Agnus castus, Chaste berry, Chaste Tree
French: Agneau Chaste, Arbre au poivre
German: Keuschbaum, Monchspfeffer
Italian: Agnocasto, pepe falso
Blooming period: June - July

Agnus castus is a bush with violet flowers and characteristic leaves. Natural habitat of this plant is the Southern Europe and Mediterranean, but today this plant is grown throughout the world. It has aromatic seeds, commonly used as a pepper substitute.

Medicinal purpose:

Parasites in the intestines, regulates menstrual period, increases lactation. Agnus Castus balances estrogen and progesterone levels in body and is therefore used in healing hormonal imbalances.

Losinj flora

Agnus Castus Tea

Anti PMS Tea

1 tablespoon leaves
2 dl water

Pour leaves with boiled water and strain the tea after 30 minutes. Drink the tea 3 times a day.


Use of Agnus castus is not advised for pregnant women, people who receive hormonal therapy or use oral contraceptives.