Monk's Pepper

Monk's Pepper Tincture - Vitex agnus castus Tincture
Monk's pepper (Vitex agnus castus L.) grows naturally in countries around the Mediterranean. It is known as monk's pepper or chaste tree berries and is prized as a spice in this region.
Monks who had taken a vow of chastity once used this herb to suppress their physical desires, due to its supposed dampening effect on libido. This explains the Dutch name monk's pepper.
Nowadays, Vitex agnus is especially popular among women who want to support their hormonal system around menstruation or menopause. It can relieve discomfort during menstruation and also helps with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and irritability. Moreover, vitex agnus contributes to a good mental balance.