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Chaste tree

Botanical name:

Vitex agnus-castus

Other names

Chasteberry, Abraham's Balm, Monk's Pepper, Vitex

As the name implies, chaste berries are famous as an anaphrodisiac for both men and women. The name "Monk's Pepper" is due to its usage by men of the cloth for htat purpose, and according to Wikipedia:

"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."

Precautions / Contraindications

It is recommended that chasteberry be avoided during pregnancy due to the possibility of complications.

References

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitex_agnus-castus

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