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 / Souto, Eliana B.; Durazzo, Alessandra; Nazhand, Amirhossein; Lucarini, Massimo; Zaccardelli, Massimo; Souto, Selma B.; Silva, Amelia M.; Severino, Patricia; Novellino, Ettore; Santini, Antonello. - In: FORESTS. - ISSN 1999-4907. - 11:7(2020), p. 761. [10.3390/f11070761]