Definition of vitex in US English:



  • 1

    another term for chaste tree
  • 2A medicinal preparation extracted from the berries of the chaste tree, used to treat gynecological conditions.

    • ‘I removed the lower limbs on our 15-foot vitex to maintain a vase-shaped, shade-tree form with five trunks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Chaste tree berry, also known as vitex, is sometimes given to alleviate vaginal dryness and moodiness associated with menopause.’
    • ‘He has found success, however, with a supplement containing black cohosh and vitex, also known as chaste tree berry.’
    • ‘I have a large vitex that grows rapidly in spring and produces many blooms.’