Chaste Berry, also known as Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Abraham's Balm or Monk's Pepper, is a plant local to the Mediterranean and has many nutritional and health benefits. Nature's Flavors Chaste Berry Extract is a great and easy way to conveniently get all the benefits of this wonderful plant!Chaste berries can be cultivated in subtropical temperatures and can be found on the northeastern coast of the United States. Hundreds of years ago it was used as an anaphrodisiac, hence the name "chaste" berry. It may aid in decreasing the symptoms of PMS by suppressing the production of prolactin. Also, some of its chemical compounds such as Vitexin and Casticin may have some effect on the pituatary gland, which would explain its hormonal impact. It may also be used to treat acne. Women who may be pregnant or are using birth control should not use chasteberry products as it has hormonal impacts.