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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For example, if you get mood swings then chasteberry supplements can stabilise your emotions.
A / CHASTEBERRY TREE AND CALCIUM have demonstrated efficacy and safety in treating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, randomized controlled trials [RCTs]).
In order to search antibacterial activity against MRSA strains, four different plants such as Andrographis paniculata (Hempedu bumi), Coleus amboinicus (Oregano), Vitex negundo (Chasteberry) and Hylocereus polyrhizus (Dragon Fruit) were selected.
'Greater experience, true devotion to and faith in Our Lord, and a plentiful supply of chasteberry tea.' Tomas smiled and patted his rucksack.
"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.
Chasteberry. Agnes vitex is the dried ripe fruit of the chaste tree.
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.