Compounds made from the roots, flowers, leaves, bark and dried fruits of the tree have been used since ancient times in treating "female" disorders. The species name, agnus-castus from the Greek, means chaste since it was thought by the Greeks to suppress sexual passion. You can read more about its history and uses as an herbal medicine.
Invasive non-native mulberry and groundcover in Jacksonville FL October 02, 2011 - Northeast Florida (Jacksonville) inland. My mulberry tree provides dense shade in the summer and filtered light the other seasons, leaving sand in its growing area. What fast growing ground cover woul... view the full question and answer
Plant identification of tall stalk with many thorns April 17, 2009 - Dear Mr. Smarty Pants:
After we raked all the leaves, I found three or four plants on my property that are thin tall stalks with many thorns. Leaves are just growing, so I cannot describe them. ... view the full question and answer
Is the mimosa tree poisonous? September 23, 2008 - Is the mimosa tree poisonous ? If you burn the trimmed limbs is the smoke noxious ? view the full question and answer