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Chaste Tree

Scattered bush of the Greek countryside. It was associated with ancient Greek festivals. In the Thesmophoria, a festival held in honor of Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture, fertility and marriage, women (who remained "chaste" during the festival), used the blossoms for adornment, while bows of twigs and leaves, were strewn around Demeter's temple during the festival (Böhnert and Hahn 1990). This herb was recognized for nearly 2,500 years since the days of Hippocrates and was dedicated to women and to the balance of the female body! The biological activity of chaste tree cannot be attributed to a single chemical component. The fruits contain flavonoids including the major flavonoid casticin, as well as orientin and isovitexin.

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