vitex agnus-castus

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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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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.
CocoPMS - Un-Bitch Yourself Women (and the men they love) will breathe a sigh of relief as they indulge in the berry-flavored CocoPMS truffle, with rich dark chocolate and the antioxidant-rich chasteberry and bilberry ingredients that have been used for thousands of years for their anti-inflammatory properties to alleviate PMS symptoms.
Chasteberry also indirectly increases progesterone levels.
The company's top-selling kosher products include: artichoke, bilberry, camu camu, cascara sagrada, chasteberry, gentian root, green bell pepper, mango, nettle leaf, quebracho and tamarind.
Plant-based phytoestrogens--found in black cohosh, red clover, dong quai and chasteberry (vitex)--curb hot flashes and other menopausal complaints.
Chasteberry is one of the most popular herbs for treating female health problems caused by hormonal imbalance, including premenstrual syndrome, difficult in conceiving, mastodynia, acne, hyperprolactinemia, corpus luteum insufficiency, endometriosis, and menopausal symptoms.
Black cohosh and chasteberry help balance your sex hormones, while damiana increases physical sensitivity.
FertilityBlend[R] for Women ingredients include chasteberry (vitex agnus-castus) -- an herb that encourages healthy ovulation; folic acid -- for the prevention of certain birth defects; green tea, vitamin E and selenium -- antioxidants that may promote reproductive wellness; L-arginine -- an essential amino acid that benefits sexual and reproductive health; plus vitamins B6 and B12, iron, magnesium and zinc -- nutrients which can be directly related to fertility health.
Tobacco, chocolate, chasteberry, bitter yam, yerba mate, beehive ginger, bread palm, common fig, silktree, black pepper, wintersweet, coconut, rehmannia, and whisk fern were obtained from the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens.