Definitions

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  • n. Vitex rotundifolia, a shrub planted on eastern US beaches for erosion control.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, of the order Verbenaceæ, type of the tribe Viticeæ.

Etymologies

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From the genus name Vitex, from Latin vītex.

Examples

  • Health Solutions for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), an authoritative website on natural treatments for PCOS, herbs such as chasteberry, also known as vitex, may balance female hormones and clear acne flare-ups associated with hormonal conditions such as PCOS.

    eHow - Health How To's

  • (opium), I succeeded in getting the arborescent vitex, which is the most striking tree of all when in flower.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • Red raspberry leaf, ashwagandha (aka winter cherry), dong quai, vitex (aka chaste berry) are some other remedies that work well!

    Helen’s Guide To PMS

  • This lane is called Nikadwari lane as in the olden days was lined with plants of Nirgundi or Nikadwari botanical name: vitex negundo These plants are used for fumigation.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Vitex is another popular treatment for PMS. Also known as chasteberry, vitex was once used in monasteries to reduce sexual desire.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • In the first edition of the Herb Bible, I noted that vitex was an up-and-coming herb, not quite ready for the Hot Hundred, but certainly moving in that direction.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Today, vitex has earned a place on the Hot Hundred.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Typically, they contain several herbs including red clover, licorice, dong quai, and vitex.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Mizaldus hort.med. to this purpose; vitex, or agnus castus before the rest, which, saith [5621] Magninus, hath a wonderful virtue in it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Those with mild hormonal imbalances and PMS often experience marked to complete relief after making the food and beverage upgrades in this book and taking proven hormone-modulating herbs such as lignan concentrates (Brevail), black cohosh, dong quai, gamma oryzanol, DIM, and chaste tree berry (vitex).

    The Truth About Beauty

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