Chasteberry is a fruit that grows on flowering shrubs near riverbanks in parts of Asia and the Mediterranean. The fruit is dried and put into:
Chasteberry is also sometimes called Monk's pepper.
Can you get chasteberry naturally from foods?
Chasteberry supplements are made from the dried fruit of the chasteberry tree. It is manufactured in pill or liquid form.
What are the risks of taking chasteberry?
No serious side effects of chasteberry have been reported.
The side effects of chasteberry may include:
Chasteberry may interfere with medicines that affect levels of a brain substance called dopamine. Do not take chasteberry if you take:
- Certain antipsychotic drugs
- Parkinson's disease drugs
Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones and those bought without a prescription. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with any medications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does regulate dietary supplements; however, it treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them on the market.