The mature seeds are used. When making a tincture; [1:5, 65% alcohol] 30-60 drops. When making a tea; grind berries measuring 1/2 to 1 Tspn. Let steep in 2 cups of hot water in a covered container for 20 minutes, drink once in the morning and the evening. As it strengthens the progesterone phase of the estrus cycle, it usually works best the two weeks before menses.
A fantastic herb that balances the hormone cascade.
- - - Vitex information adapted from Michael Moore