Care Level: I'm Easy
Pet Friendly: Yes
Safe for pets
Origins: Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia.
Fun Facts: Vitex has essenti...
Vitex has essential oils found in the fruits and leaves. Research is ongoing on the potential antibacterial effects of the oil from this plant. The name 'chaste tree' is a derivative of ancient times since the flowers and ripening seeds are believed to be a tonic for male and female reproductive systems as an anaphrodisiac. In ancient times, its flower and leaf were referenced in a poem to attribution of the chaste Diana, the virgin goddess and protector of childbirth in Roman and Hellenistic religions.