Medicinal plants are used worldwide due to their lower risk of side e ects and eco-friendly, cost-e ective production when compared to chemical drugs, encouraging researchers to further exploit the therapeutic potential of the former. One of the most popular medicinal plants is Vitex agnus-castus L., grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions, to which di erent health benefits have already been attributed. In this perspective article, the in vitro and in vivo therapeutic properties of V. agnus-castus L. have been analyzed and reviewed with a special focus on its health-promoting e ects and potential nutraceutical applications.

Vitex agnus-castus L.: Main Features and Nutraceutical Perspectives

Ettore Novellino;Antonello Santini
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

Medicinal plants are used worldwide due to their lower risk of side e ects and eco-friendly, cost-e ective production when compared to chemical drugs, encouraging researchers to further exploit the therapeutic potential of the former. One of the most popular medicinal plants is Vitex agnus-castus L., grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions, to which di erent health benefits have already been attributed. In this perspective article, the in vitro and in vivo therapeutic properties of V. agnus-castus L. have been analyzed and reviewed with a special focus on its health-promoting e ects and potential nutraceutical applications.
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