One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1another term for chaste tree
2A medicinal preparation extracted from the berries of the chaste tree, used to treat gynecological conditions.
- ‘Chaste tree berry, also known as vitex, is sometimes given to alleviate vaginal dryness and moodiness associated with menopause.’
- ‘I have a large vitex that grows rapidly in spring and produces many blooms.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I removed the lower limbs on our 15-foot vitex to maintain a vase-shaped, shade-tree form with five trunks.’
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