Where Can I Find Vitex In South Africa

Where Can I Find Vitex In South Africa

Vitex agnus-castus is a plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is one of the few temperate-zone species of Vitex, which is on the whole a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering plants. Theophrastus mentioned the shrub several times, as agnos in Enquiry into Plants.

Where Can I Find Vitex In South Africa?

In South Africa, it is found in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the North West. It is usually found in mixed bushveld, in stony or rocky areas with sandy soils. The tree has also been found in forest, savanna, or savanna woodland as well as in open woodland.

What is the herb Vitex used for?

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Vitex SpeciesTraditional Uses
Vitex agnus-castus L.Menstrual irregularities, infertility, premenstrual syndrome, acne, digestive complaint, sedative
Increase lactation
Inflammation, injury, snake and spider antivenom, epilepsy, madness, insanity
Flatulence, urination, dropsy, splenic disease

How long does it take for Vitex to work for fertility?

Keep in mind that you may need to take chasteberry for months before you experience its effects on your hormones. (It may take as long as six months to regulate a menstrual cycle.)

How long does Vitex take to balance hormones?

Vitex is a relatively slow-acting herb, therefore you need to commit to taking it for up to 6 months to see any change in your cycles or improvement of symptoms.