Chaste Tree (Vitex)

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Chaste Tree (Vitex)

Chaste Tree Essential Oil Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Abraham's Balm or Monk's Pepper, is a native of the Mediterranean region. It is one of the few temperate-zone species of Vitex, which is on the whole a genus of tropical and sub-tropical flowering plants. Theophrastusmentioned the shrub several times, as agnos (άγνοÃ￾‚) in Enquiry into Plants.Vitex, its name in Pliny the Elder, is derived from the Latin vieo, meaning to weave or to tie up, a reference to the use of Vitex agnus-castus in basketry. Its macaronic specific name repeats "chaste" in both Greek and Latin. Confusion with Vitex on the part of early settlers in the West Indies may have given to Ricinus communis the name "Castor-oil plant". Or the name "castor oil" might have come from its use as a replacement for castoreum. In alternative medicine, it is believed the berries are a tonic herb for both the male and female reproductive systems. The leaves are believed to have the same effect but to a lesser degree. In ancient times it was believed to be an anaphrodisiac, hence the name chaste tree. Pliny, in his Historia Naturalis, reports the use of stems and leaves of this plant by women as bedding "to cool the heat of lust" during the time of the Thesmophoria, when Athenian women left their husbands' beds to remain ritually chaste. At the end of the thirteenth century John Trevisa reports of it "the herbe agnus-castus is always grene, and the flowre therof is namly callyd Agnus Castus, for wyth smel and vse it maketh men chaste as a lombe".Chaucer, in "The Flower and the Leaf," refers to it as an attribute of the chaste Diana, and in the 16th century the English herbalist William Turner reports the same anaphrodisiac properties of the seed, both fried and not fried. More recently, this plant has been called monk's pepper in the thought that it was used as anti-libido medicine by monks to aid their attempts to remain chaste. There are disputed accounts regarding its actual action on libido, with some claims that it is anaphrodisiac and others that it is aphrodisiac. Terms of Use Customers should purchase products from Essential7 with the clear understanding that all products must be used at the customers own discretion and only after referencing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. Essential7 shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm) caused by insufficient knowledge or the improper use of a product. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including intellectual property rights of third parties. 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CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS ESSENTIAL7 CHASTE TREE BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL VITEX AGNUS-CASTUS L LNP Ref#: 5284 Analysis Date: 01-25-11 Botanical Origin: TURKEY Lot#: 050411 Product Information Extraction Method: STEAM DISTILLED Quality: 100% PURE & NATURAL Cultivation: WILDCRAFTED Shelf Life: > THAN 2 YEARS Analysis Specifications ================================================= ANALYSIS......................RESULT ================================================= Spathulenol...................0.30% Alpha Terpinen................0.33% Carvacrol.....................0.35% Alpha phellandrene............0.38% Germacrene D..................0.35% Alpha humulene................0.38% Beta sesquiphellandrene.......0.55% Para cymen....................0.57% Gamma terpinen................0.76% Beta pinen....................0.85% Alpha gurjunene...............0.89% Alpha terpineol...............0.92% (+) Aromadendrene.............1.34% Beta myrcene..................2.07% Trans o cimene................2.32% Limonen.......................5.27% Bicyclogermacrene.............5.71% Trans Beta Farnesene..........6.21% Sabinen.......................16.08% Alpha pinen...................16.80% Trans Caryophyllene...........17.88% 1,8 Cineol....................18.28% Trans Alpha Bergamotene.......0.34% Tanmianamayan/ undefined......0.79%