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Agnocast tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

Suitable for menstrual cramps, agnocasto is also known as angola rosemary, chastity tree, ajerobo or chaste. Its scientific name is Vitex agnus-castus LI, its family and Lamiacea and its origin was in the Mediterranean.

Famous for curing colic, the plant is used through flowers and nuts to make tea, but it is also found in capsule form in natural stores and compounding pharmacies.


Benefits and properties

Agnocast can be consumed in three ways: in capsules, indicated for antiseptic and inflammatory actions; in tea, to combat the pain of uterine cramps; and in infusion for baths, which alleviate the symptoms caused by menopause and act as a natural relaxant.

With antiestrogenic action, the plant fights blackheads and pimples, as it balances hormonal production. Its action is through the stimulation of LH, the hormone responsible for regulating the release of progesterone in women and inhibiting the production of the FSH hormone, present in men and animals – responsible for controlling growth.

Agnocastus also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and, in addition, it can also be used as an excellent natural tranquilizer and sedative.

The plant is also recommended for menopausal women. Its use is recommended through baths to relieve heat, one of the most common symptoms of the period.

  • Fights menstrual cramps;
  • Decreases PMS symptoms;
  • Soothes hormones;
  • Alleviates the symptoms of menopause;
  • Fights acne;
  • Avoid mood swings;
  • Controls anxiety;
  • Combat insomnia;
  • Prevents tachycardia.

How to use?

The recommendation is to drink two cups a day, but only while symptoms persist, as continuous use causes migraines and increases menstrual flow. Also, prolonged use can cause skin allergies.

Recommended for use in women, decreased libido is reported in men.

How to make agnocasto tea?

In a glass with 200 ml of boiling water, add a tablespoon of flowers and leave covered for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten with honey or sugar to taste.


Before starting to take this natural remedy a doctor should be consulted. Lactating women or pregnant women should avoid ingestion. Individuals fighting cancer or taking hormonal control should also avoid consumption.


Known as the Tree of Chastity, the name originated because in the past, women placed flowers of this plant in their bed to maintain chastity.

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