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This is “the plant for women”, recognized by it’s “horny”phalic purple vertical flower cluster and 5 finger pointy leaves slightly resembling marijuana. The berries, young leaves, stems and flowers can be used raw right off the tree, or as tea, for menstrual pain and problems, breast pain and problems, hormone issues, menopause, fertility, acne, PMS. Stimulates the pituitary to raise progesterone levels. Progesterone stimulates bone growth. This hormone also converts to estrogen which prevents bone loss. Source of bioflavonoids. Berries are considered a tonic for both male and female reproductive systems. Do not take while pregnant. Also used for inflammation issues like sore throat, tonsils, stomach pain, intestinal inflammation, joint inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism etc. Just grab some leaves, berries and make tea.
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A double-blind RCT comparing chasteberry tree with placebo in 170 patients found a decrease in self-reported PMS symptom scores and an increase in response rate (defined as a 50% reduction in symptoms)--52% vs 24%-in the intervention group (number needed to treat [NNT]=3.
Greater experience, true devotion to and faith in Our Lord, and a plentiful supply of chasteberry tea.
It is much easier to ascribe a magical or health property to goji or acai or chasteberry than to an apple or orange because we already know about apples and oranges," Blumberg says.
In other words, plants do not contain human hormones, nor can our bodies convert these substances over to a hormone Herbs like black cohosh, red clover and chasteberry tree.
Chaste tree is also known as chasteberry, Agnus-castus or Monk's pepper.
She recommends such natural remedies as black cohosh, red clover, chasteberry, St.
Black cohosh and chasteberry help balance your sex hormones while damiana increases physical sensitivity.
Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) has been shown to lower the ratio of estrogen to progesterone.
Licorice, red clover, and chasteberry supplements are other traditional remedies for menopausal symptoms.
Adding soy protein to the diet can help, as well as a variety of specific herbs such as black cohosh, red clover, and chasteberry.
The chasteberry (also called vitex) fruit was used for centuries to quench sexual desire, particularly in monks.