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Vitex: The Hormone Balancer

VITEX Chasteberry
A supreme hormonal tonic for women
Homebrew Extract

Fill a quart size mason jar one third full with ripe freshly harvested Vitex berries. If fresh berries are unavailable to you, use high quality dried ones. Fill the jar to the top with either 100 proof vodka, or grain alcohol diluted to be 50% alcohol and 50% water. (Grain alcohol is 190 proof, which means that it is about 95% alcohol.) Cap tightly and let the mixture sit for six weeks.
After the brewing period is over, strain off the berries, squeezing as much of the liquid out of them as you can. Pour your extract into amber bottles and store it in a cool dark place. If stored properly, it will keep for years.
Congratulations, you should have a supply of Vitex to last you until next year’s harvest. If you plan to share it with friends, remember to make extra!