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Vitex Agnus castus
A shrub of the Vitex tribe, called agnos (chaste) by the Greeks, because the Athenian ladies, at the feast of Cers, used to strew their couches with vitex leaves, as a palladium of chastity. The monks, mistaking agnos (chaste) for agnus (a lamb), but knowing the use made of the plant, added castus to explain its character, making it chaste-lamb
Homeopathic preparation: Tincture from the ripe berries.
N.O. Asteridae. Lamiales. Verbenaceae (Verbena or Vervain Family)
Provings: Proved by Hahnemann [only male provers].
Description of the substance
(Vitex agnus-castus), aromatic shrub growing to 5 metres (about 16 feet) tall, bearing spikes of rose-lavender flowers. It belongs in the verbe (Britannica.com)
In warm climates this plant will form a large shrub or small tree but where winters are cold it will die back to the ground. The foliage is grayish-green and the flowers are purple. (Ohio State University Plant Dictionary)
Habitat: Shores of the Mediterranean, Provence, and Greece.
Damp places by streams and on the littoral (Geocities.com)
Europe; France; Germany; India; Iraq; Italy; Kurdistan; Mediterranean; Sanscrit; Spain; Turkey; USA