Phytochemicals and Constituents of Vitex Chasteberry.

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Phytochemicals and Constituents of Vitex Chasteberry.

Vitex Chaste Berry Vitex Agnus Castus Vitex Berry  Main content:1,8-cineole,C10H17O.
 Iridoid glycosides: agnoside, aucubin, eurostoside.
 Flavonoids:casticin, 3,6,7,4'-tetramethylether of 6-hydroxy-camphor oil;isovitexin and orientin
 Alkaloids:viticine.
 Volatile oils content:1,8-cineol, limes;alpha-pinenes;beta-pinenes;camphene;pinene;alfa-phellandrene;sabinene;beta-pinene;p-cylmene;gamma-terpinene;alfa-terpinolene;-4terpinen-4-ol;delta-elemene;alfa-cubebene;beta-elemene;beta-caryophyllene;humulene;caryophyllene oxide; casticin; vitricin; rotundifuran; prerotundifuran luteolin;Crysospleneol D;etc.

 The herbal classics CHMM(Chinese Herbal Materia Medica) recorded the herb:"1.Vitex trifolia L. var. simplicifolia Cham,fruit and leaves contains volatile oil,small trace amount alkaloids and vitamin A,fruit contains vitexicarpin,which is casticin. 2.2.Vitex trifolia L.:fruit contains small amount 0.01% vitricin,2.60% fatty oil,which composed of myristic acid,palmitic acid,stearic acid,palmitoleicaid,oleic acid,and linoleic acid,and 0.90% unsaponifiable matter which is small amount paraffin,gamma-tocopherol and beta-sitosterol.Also contains p-hydroxy benzoic acid,p-anisic acid,vanillin.The leaves contains alpha- and beta-pinene,phenol,(1,8-cineole) and alpha-terpineol."(2)

 The PDR 4th edition recorded the Chaste Tree(Vitex agnus-castus) Berry contains different compounds:"Iridoid glycosides:agnoside,aucubin.Flavonoids:including casticin,3,6,7,4'-tetramethylether,6-hydroxy-kempferol-3,6,7,4'-tetramethylether,6-hydroxy-kempferol-3,6,7-trimethylether(penduletin),quercetagenin-3,6,7-trimethylether(chrysosplenol D).Volatile oil(0.8~1.6%):including among others,1,8-cineole,lime,alpha-pinene,beta-pinene,as well as bornyl acetate,camphor,p-cymol,sabinene.Fatty oils."(3)

 Vitexin:

 Vitex Chaste Berry Vitex Agnus Castus Vitex BerryChemical:4H-1-Benzopyran-4-one,5,7-dihydroxy-8-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-
 Synonyms:8-b-D-glukopyranosyl-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyfenyl)-chromen-4-one;Apigenin 8-C-glucoside;Flavone,8-D-glucosyl-4',5,7-trihydroxy-;8-beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-apigenin;Vitexin.
 CAS No.:3681-93-4 Other CAS RN.:521-33-5 Molecular Formula:C21H20O10 Molecular Weight:432.38(432.41)
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 Reference:
 1: Vitex agnus-castus,Chaste Berry,Phytoestrogens as Viable Option,Amphoteric remedy,famous Anaphrodisiac and PMS treatment,Fertility Supplements new choice for Women.
 2: see CHMM(Zhong Hua Ben Cao,or Chinese Herbal Materia Medica)
 3: see PDR for Herbal Medicines 4th Ed.under title "Chaste Tree(Vitex agnus-castus)",p185~187.

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  • Name:Vitex.Chaste Berry Extract
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  • INCI Name:Vitex Agnus Castus Extract
  • Other Names:Vitex Trifolia Extract,Cloister Pepper Extract,Fructus Viticis Extract.
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  • Other Names:Chaste Berry,Vitex trifolia L.var.simplicifolia Cham,Vitex trifolia L.,Vitex agnus-castus,Vitex rotundifolia,Vitex trifolia,Fructus viticis Verbenaceae,Chasteberry,Monk's pepper,Cloister pepper,Agnus Castus,Man jing zi,Agnus Castus,Cloister Pepper,Monk's Berry,Monk's Pepper,Vitex.

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