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noun

  1. A tree, Vitex agnus-castus, formerly believed to preserve chastity.

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Google previewThe Complete Works of John Lyly (1902)

by John Lyly

'Agnus castus is an herbe houe and drye, and hath vertue to kepe men &; ...

Google previewA Midsummer Night's Dream. The Merchant Of Venice (1856)

Agnus castus is a singular medicine and remedie for such as woulde willingly live chaste, for it withstandeth all uncleannes, or desire to the flesh, consuming and drying up the seede of generation, in what sort soever it be taken, whether in ...

Google previewPlant lore, legends and lyrics (1884)

by Richard Folkard

Gerarde says " Agnus Castus is a singular medicine and remedy for such as would willingly live chaste, for it withstandeth all uncleanness or desire to the flesh, consuming and drying up the seed of generation, in what sort soever it bee taken, ...

Google previewOn the Daimonion of Socrates (2010)

Human Liberation, Divine Guidance and Philosophy by Plutarch, Donald Andrew Russell

Vitex agnus castus is a shrub (related to willow) sacred to Hera and associated with chastity; it was used as material for beds by women at the Thesmophoria (L. Deubner, Attische Feste, Berlin 1956, 56 ) ...

Google previewThe Healing Remedies Sourcebook (2012)

Over 1,000 Natural Remedies to Prevent and Cure Common Ailments by C. Norman Shealy

Herbalism Agnus castus is an excellent hormone regulator and will.

Google previewDietary Supplements and Functional Foods (2008)

by Geoffrey P. Webb

Agnus castus is an aromatic tree or shrub (Vitex agnus-castus) also known as the chastetree. The ancient Greeks used it to reduce libido hence the name chaste-tree; paradoxically, it has also been said historically to have ...

Google previewA dictionary of practical materia medica

by John Henry Clarke

Agnus Castus. Verbena verticillata. Vitex agnus castus (Linn.). The Chaste Tree. ( Shores of Mediterranean, Proven9e, and Greece.) N. O. Verbenaceae. Tincture of ripe berries. Clinical. — Agalactia. Anus, excoriation and chaps of. Ascites.

Google previewThe Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements (2012)

by Sarah Brewer

(Vitex agnus castus) Agnus castus– also known as the chaste tree – is native to the Mediterranean and west Asia. Its fruits were traditionally used by monksto reduce sex drive and help them to remain celibate, hence its name. Benefits One ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Pratical Materia Medica (1900)

by John Henry Clarke

Agnus Castus. Verbena verticillata. Vitex agnus castus (Linn). The Chaste Tree. ( Shores of Mediterranean, Provence, and Greece.) N. 0. Verbenaceae. Tincture of ripe berries. Olinlcfl.—-Agalactia. Anus, excoriation and chaps of. Ascites.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of pure materia medica Index, 1880 (1874)

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AGNUS CASTUS. Vitex agnus castus, L. Nat. order, Verbenacese.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

The herbe Agnus castus is always grene, and the flowre therof is namly callyd Agnus castus, for wyth smelle and vse it makyth men chaste as a lombe. Trevisa, tr. of Barth. Ang. de P. R., xvii. 612. (N. E. D.) And wreaths of Agnus-castus others ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

Agnus castus (kastus) [L., supposed to mean 'chaste lamb' (hence, tr. into G. keuschlamm), but agnus is here only a transliteration of Gyvos, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

Agnus castus (kastus) [L., supposed to mean 'chaste lamb' (hence tr. into G. k' , but agnus is here only a transliteration of ayvos, the Greek name of the tree, and L. castus, chaste, is added in allusion to its imagined virtue of preserving chastity, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

viter, agnus castus.] A genus of plants, of the order Verbenaceae, ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

AGNUs Castus, in botany, the trivial name of a species of the vitex. See VITEX. The Greeks call it ayvoc, chaste; to which, has since been added the reduplicative castus. The Athenian ladies, who made profession of chastity, lay upon leaves of ...

Google previewShakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (2014)

by Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth

The imported Agnus castus, Vitex agnus-castus, the chaste tree, appears to have been overlooked by earlier writers, and is a possible candidate from its contemporary usage. Dian's bud is the antidote used by Oberon to reverse the ...

Google previewBartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2013)

by Thomas Bartram

Indicated: Agnus Castus, Hops, Black Willow, Ladyslipper, (Albert Priest) Sweet Marjoram. Traditional: White Pond Lily (emblem of purity). Chinese Barefoot medicine – Sage tea. Teas. Agnus Castus, Hops, Sweet Marjoram. Decoction. Willow ...

Google previewDictionary of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (2005)

by Michael Eskin, Snait Tamir

Herbal research review: Vitex agnus castus clinical monograph, Quarterly Rev. Natural Med., Summer:111–121, 1994. Dittmar, F., Bohnert ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Merchandise, and Nomenclature in All Languages (1805)

For the Use of Counting-houses: Containing, the History, Places of Growth, Culture, Use, and Marks of Excellency, of Such Natural Productions, as Form Articles of Commerce; with Their Names in All European Languages by C. H. Kauffman

Agnus castus seed, is the fruit of a shrub of that name, growing sometimes to the size of a middling tree, a native of ...

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