Diaphoretic, antipyretic, regulatory, Uterine Tonic
Useful for the treatment of:
• Fibrocystic Breast Disease
• Infertility (Female)
• Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstruation)
• Menstrual Difficulties (Secondary Amenorrhea)
• Premenstrual Syndrome
Chasteberry has the effect of stimulating and normalizing pituitary gland functions, especially its progesterone function. It may be called an amphoteric remedy, as it can produce apparently opposite effects though in truth it is simply normalizing. It will usually enable what is appropriate to occur. The greatest use of Chasteberry lies in normalizing the activity of female sex hormones and it is thus indicated for dysmenorrhoea, premenstrual stress and other disorders related to hormone function. Beneficial during menopausal changes. May be used to aid the body to regain a natural balance after the use of the birth control pill.
Vitex helps restore a normal estrogen-to-progesterone balance. It can not only ease but, with time, actually cure premenstrual syndrome, which has been linked to abnormally high levels of estrogen, especially if symptoms tend to disappear when menstruation begins. Vitex can also help with irregular menstruation (especially if accompanied by endometriosis). Vitex also helps resolve hormonally-related constipation.
Vitex may help cure fibroid cysts that occur in the smooth muscle tissue.
Vitex may also help reduce some of the undesirable symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes associated with the reduction in the
production of progesterone.
Vitex can stabilize the cycle after withdrawal from progesterone birth control pills.
Several studies indicate that vitex can help control acne in teenagers, young women and men.
For women who are trying to get pregnant, vitex may be helpful to help regulate the ovulatory cycle. It may be taken throughout the end of the third month of pregnancy, which may help prevent miscarriage, according to German research. After the third month it is still safe to take but is not recommended, because it may bring on the flow of milk too early.
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Relieves wind heat, clears heat from the liver channel. The Chinese variety is particularly useful for headache, dizziness, eye pain, and muscular aches and pains. The Western variety has a somewhat different usage-as a female hormonal regulator.