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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Ingredients include chaste tree (to regulate mood swings), wild yam (to help alleviate painful spasms associated with the reproductive system) and dong quai (to correct hormonal imbalances).
Chaste tree berry is primarily used for the unpleasant consequences of menses and menopause (premenstrual syndrome and heavy flows) due to its amphoteric or balancing quality.
In an impressively large German study, 1,634 women with PMS were given a product derived from the chaste tree, Vitex agnus castus.
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Wuttke W, Jarry H, Christoffel V, Spengler B, Seidlova-Wuttke D (2003) Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)--Pharmacology and clinical indications.
Black cohosh, dong quai, and chaste tree berry did not record any estradiol-like activity with the researchers' measurement system.
New information on botanicals such as red clover (Trifolium pratense) used for menopause, chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) used to ease PMS, and soy (Glycine max), which is considered by some as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy are just some of the "women's herbs" that will be showcased.
Pills made from the dried fruit of Vitex agnus castus - better known as the Chaste Tree - were given to 86 PMT sufferers, while 84 other women were given dummy tablets.
An exotic fruit taken from a plant called the Chaste Tree has been found to help women who suffer monthly mood swings.
Fit Menopause contains a proprietary blend of isoflavones, black cohosh, and noni, including a unique combination of red clover and chaste tree, that are proven to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
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