LA NATURALS, CHASTE TREE, RAW HERB, 90 VEGGIE CAPSULES, CYCLE REGULARITY, PMS
LA NATURALS, CHASTE TREE, RAW HERB, 90 VEGGIE CAPSULES (Vitex Angus-Castus) Serving Size: 1 Veggie Cap Servings Per Container: 90 Organic Chaste Tree Berry 400mg (Vitex Angus-Castus) Other Ingredient: Modified Vegetable Cellulose Vitex agnus-castus can be used to treat the following: acne (associated with menstrual cycle) amenorrhea catarrh colic diarrhea dysmenorrhea dyspepsia endometriosis female infertility fever fibrocystic breast disease headache hemicrania hemorrhoids menopause menorrhagia (heavy menstruation) menstrual difficulties (secondary amenorrhea) nausea premenstrual syndrome Female Reproductive System Traditionally, it has been an important European remedy for controlling and regulating the female reproductive system. Long used to regularize monthly periods and treat amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, it was used to help ease menopausal problems and aid the birth process. Hippocrates, Dioscorides, and Theophrastus mention the use of agnus castus for a wide variety of conditions, including haemorrhage following childbirth, and also to assist with the 'passing of afterbirth'. Decoctions of the fruit and plant were also used in sitz baths for diseases of the uterus. Because of the intact herbal culture in Germany and other parts of Europe, agnus-castus has not lost its popularity. In fact it remains probably the most commonly used herb for regulating hormones and relieving menstrual difficulties and is considered to be the best herb for ailments such as fibroid cysts of the uterus and endometriosis. Agnus castus has not been significantly investigated for its therapeutic effects. However, preliminary investigations do indeed show the presence of compounds which are able to adjust the production of female hormones. Studies have shown that extracts of agnus castus can stimulate the release of Leutenizing Hormone (LH) and inhibit the release of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). This suggests that the volatile oil has a progesterone-like effect. Its benefits stem from its actions upon the pituitary gland specifically on the production of luteinizing hormone. This increases progesterone production and helps regulate a woman's cycle. Agnus castus may also regulate prolactin secretion. The ability to decrease excessive prolactin levels may benefit infertile women.