VITEX ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 1.5 ml. Amber glass bottle
Distillation: Steam distilled from wild berries
Botanical Name: Vitex agnus castus
Note: Vitex bush is also known as “Chasteberry”.
Vitex essential oil has a strong yet interesting aroma. When inhaled, it relieves menopausal anxiety and mood swings. It reduces emotional symptoms connected with hormonal imbalance or PMS, stabilizes the emotional body, and relaxes mental stress.
• Analgesic • Anti-spasmodic • Balances Hormones • Cardio-tonic • Diuretic • Glactagogue • Laxative • Tonic: males and female reproductive system, pituitary gland
Internal--oral, inhalation, suppository
External––topical application, massage, bath, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points
Top note: Spicy, green, minty, medicinal notes
Heart Note: Minty, peppery, resinous, spicy notes
Base Note: Woody, resinous, minty, spicy, notes with a sweet undertone
Classification: Heart note
The aroma of Vitex essential oil is potent. It can be blended with citrus oils, conifer oils, Lavender, vetiver or other oils to make it more appealing.
In natural perfumery, it adds interest for herbal and forest perfumes, incenses, and spice notes. It should be used sparingly when blending, until one is familiar with the aromatic strength of the oil.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Vitex essential oil comes from an herbal medicinal that has been in use for over 2,000 years. It is a powerful heart tonic, helping to strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system.
It is best known for its wonderful hormone balancing properties. It is helpful for women with symptoms of PMS or menopause, and helps with moodiness, bloating, painful or irregular periods, and water retention. Vitex balances estrogen and progesterone
production, and can help balance hormone production after the use of birth control pills.
It can be used safely through the third month of pregnancy to prevent miscarriage. After 3 months, it may cause premature milk production. It is also helpful for men, as it regulates hormone production and enhances pituitary function.
It has been found to relieve pain and reduce inflammation associated with fibrocystic disease. This oil is a true tonic oil, and can be used for long periods of time without creating non-beneficial effects.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Avoid during pregnancy after the first trimester.
- Avoid use with infants or small children.
- Avoid essential oil contact with eyes.
- Store safely out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
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