Vitex agnus-castus is the fruit of the chaste berry tree. It is the fruit and seed are used to make medicine. Chasteberry is sometimes called women’s herb because of the wide related to female reproduction, such as for menstrual cycle irregularities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and symptoms of the menopause. It has also used for treating fibrocystic breasts, female infertility, and for preventing miscarriage in women with low levels of a hormone called progesterone.
Men also use chasteberry to increase the flow of urine, to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and for reducing sexual desire. Historical sources say monks chewed chaste tree parts to make it easier to maintain their celibacy.
Chasteberry is also used for acne, nervousness, dementia, joint conditions, colds, upset stomach, spleen disorders, headaches, migraine, eye pain, body inflammation, and swelling. Chasteberry is also applied to the skin to flush out parasites and as an insect repellant.
- Can improve conditions that affects women’s reproductive systems
- May ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Has antibacterial and antifungal effects
- May reduce menopause symptoms
- May help reduce inflammation
- May enhance fertility
- Helps prevent insect bites
Take one teaspoons a day. Generally doses at 30–40 mg of dried fruit extract are well tolerated.
Vitex agnus-castus has mild and reversible side effects and is considered safe for most people. However, pregnant or nursing women, as well as individuals using certain types of medications, may want to abstain.
Pure extract of Vitex Agnus-Castus Chaste Berry Extract. No other ingredients.
The various effects are not guaranteed and results may vary due to several factors between different people.
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