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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The chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the leaf oil of Vitex agnus-castus.
Diterpenoids and flavonoids from the fruits of Vitex agnus-castus and antioxidant activity of the fruit extracts and their constituents.
Insect growth regulatory activity of vitex trifolia and vitex agnus-castus essential oils against spilosoma oblique.
Chemical Constituents of Leaf Essential Oil of North-central Nigerian Grown Vitex Agnus-castus l: Adv.
Table 1: Chemical composition(%) of Leaf oil of Vitex agnus-castus.
Effects of a combination of Hypericum perforatum and Vitex agnus-castus on PMS-like symptoms in late-perimenopausal women: findings from a subpopulation analysis.
Other investigators have isolated iridoids, flavonoids, essential oils, fatty acids, and diterpenoids from Vitex agnus-castus fruits (Hansel et al.
Here we report the bioassay-guided isolation of linoleic acid from chaste berries utilizing ER binding assays, the independent identification of linoleic as a ligand for ER using pulsed ultrafiltration liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and the confirmation of the estrogenicity of this compound and various fractions of Vitex agnus-castus fruits using mRNA upregulation assays of the PR and ER[beta] genes.
Macerated fruits of Vitex agnus-castus (5 kg) were defatted with petroleum ether (PE).
The fruits of Vitex agnus-castus have been used in traditional medicine for their effects on female reproduction.
Vitex agnus-castus was indicated for the hormonal imbalance and hyperprolactinemia, often resulting in the symptom of premenstrual breast tenderness.