Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) is a member of the Lamiaceae family of plants (commonly referred to as the “mint” family). Chasteberry extract includes a number of identifiable constituents, including flavonoids, iridoid glycosides, and terpenoids.
Chasteberry is widely used in Europe to address female health complaints, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea (irregular or painful menstruation), and menopause. It is thought to exhibit a normalizing or balancing effect on hormone production during perimenopause.
Chasteberry extract is not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation.