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Vitex Chaste Berry Powder or Capsules
Scientific Name: Vitex agnus-castus L.
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The chaste tree is native to the eastern Mediterranean, Its peppery fruit has been used for over two thousand years; at least since the time of the Greek physician Dioscorides who recommended it to help the wives of soldiers remain chaste while their husbands were in battle.
Vitex has many impressive benefits
It decreases prolactin levels and rebalances other hormones including estrogen and pogesterone and reduces PMS Symptoms, ence it’s reference as a “female” herb.
Vitex promotes regular ovulation and healthy ovaries. In conditions like PCOS and endometriosis, Vitex is helpful in restoring ovulation
vitex is also very beneficial in regulating progesterone levels. Progesterone is important in preparing the uterine lining for implantation and thus very important when trying to conceive.
PMS and Menstrual Difficulties
Vitex agnus-castus-a herb that has been used for menstrual difficulties for over 2500 years
Vitex contains various alkaloids and flavonoids that are precursors of steroidal hormones
The uses of chaste tree berry include reduction of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual cramps and other pre-menopausal symptoms
Studies have shown a reduction in breast tenderness and pressure, headaches, bloating and fatigue in women who took the herb regularly and over time
Amenorrhea- Absent Periods
Vitex is used to treat amenorrhea. Research suggests it may regulate hormones related to menstruation and fertility. It should be used with Dong Quai and Shatavari. Please note that it takes up to three to six months for Menstrual regulation.
Vitex is the primary herb employed by herbalists and integrative medicine practitioners for hormonal modulation in the botanical treatment of fibroids.
It acts as a dopamine agonist, resulting in a reduction in prolactin release.
Prolactin may play a role in fibroid growth. It use however may result in the reduction of apparent estrogen excess due to relative progesterone deficiency, increased progesterone levels have been shown to result in an increased mitotic division in fibroid tissue.
PCOS and Ovarian Cyst
Vitex has been reported to possess a wide variety of biological effects like as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic ,antioxidant,antifungal,antiviral, enzyme inhibitory action and also used in gynecological disorders including ovarian cysts.
Research studies indicate that vitex has significantly improved insulin resistance and hyperglycemia condition which is often associated with PCOS. It also exhibits potent anti androgen and estrogenic (linoleic acid like estrogenic compounds) action, which improves PCOS condition.
Fibroids and Endometriosis
Vitex helps in reducing estrogen excess linked to fibroids, premenstrual syndrome, perimenopause, symptoms of endometriosis
The hormone-balancing effects of Vitex agnus-castus may also help relieve symptoms of menopause.
In this study, vitex were given to menopausal women and they reported improved menopause symptoms, including better mood and sleep, some even regained their period
Vitex is best taken with our proprietary blend of herbs - our menopausal mix (blend of 5 herbs) that greatly ameliorate the symptoms of menopause.
Vitex berry is not recommended for use with hormonal contraceptives.
While the chaste tree berry may start working within 10 days, you will need at least 6 months to reap its full benefits. Try to take it daily for a month without skipping any days.In most cases, Vitex could be used for four to six months to obtain the desired results.
Women suffering from infertility and amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) can take Vitex for 12 to 18 months, unless pregnancy occurs during treatment.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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