More About Our Vitex Essential Oil
Size: 1.5 ml amber glass vial
Distillation: Steam distilled from wild berries
Botanical Name: Vitex agnus castus
Note: Vitex bush is also known as “Chasteberry”.
Homeopathic Properties of Vitex Essential Oil
- Balances hormones
- Tonic–male and female reproductive system, pituitary gland
Internal–oral, inhalation, suppository
External––topical application, massage, bath, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Vitex essential oil comes from an herbal medicinal that has been in use for over 2,000 years. It is a powerful heart tonic, helping to strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system.
It is best known for its wonderful hormone balancing properties. It is helpful for women with symptoms of PMS or menopause, and helps with moodiness, bloating, painful or irregular periods, and water retention. It balances estrogen and progesterone production, and can help balance hormone production after the use of birth control pills.
It can be used safely through the third month of pregnancy to prevent miscarriage. After 3 months, it may cause premature milk production.
It is also helpful for men, as it regulates hormone production and enhances pituitary function.
It has been found to relieve pain and reduce inflammation associated with fibrocystic disease. This oil is a true tonic oil, and can be used for long periods of time without creating non-beneficial effects.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Avoid during pregnancy after the first trimester.
- Avoid use with infants or small children.
- Avoid essential oil contact with eyes.
- Store safely out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.