Chasteberry Reputation as Anaphrodisiac and treat PMS.


Chasteberry Reputation as Anaphrodisiac and treat PMS.

Vitex Chaste Berry Vitex Agnus Castus Vitex Berry  I don't know any woman who looks forward to her period, particularly if she's susceptible to the varying degrees of water retention, headaches, breast tenderness and nausea - not to mention the irritability, tension, depression and other symptoms - common to some 70% of menstruating women. Most PMS symptoms rear their ugly heads 7-10 days before menstruation and may disappear at the onset of a period or make life even more miserable by persisting into the third day. This makes for a large chunk of each month when you probably aren't feeling or performing your best.

 Chasteberry also has a reputation as an anaphrodisiac (reduces sexual desires). The greatest use of Chasteberry, however, 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.

 It is especially beneficial during menopausal changes. In a similar way, Chasteberry may be used to aid the body in regaining a natural balance after the prolonged use of birth control pills.

 Chasteberry improves the production of progesterone, increases luteinizing hormones and prolactin, and inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone. It can help normalize the menses, shortening a long cycle or lengthening a short one. It helps to normalize the functions of the pituitary gland. A study conducted in London (double blind study) showed a 60% group reduction or elimination of PMS symptoms such as anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, or mood changes, from subjects who were taking Chasteberry capsules daily.

 Vitex Chaste Berry Vitex Agnus Castus Vitex BerryIn Europe, health oriented physicians have for many years made use of a herb called Agnus Castus, sometimes marketed as Vitex or Chasteberry. . Several studies have shown that it helps control acne by normalizing sexual hormones, but a German study, using a liquid extract of Vitex, rated its effect as very good or good in 92% of PMS cases. A significant reduction was noted in such symptoms as headaches, bloating, fatigue, breast tenderness, nervousness and irritability. It is also helpful for correcting menstrual abnormalities because of its influence on the luteal phase defect. Chasteberry influences the pituitary gland to regulate the balance between estrogen and profesterone.

 Surprisingly, in spite of chasteberry's use for hormonal problems, it does not contain plant estrogen. Instead, the chasteberry tree contains:

 Androstenedione, epitestosterone, hydroxyprogesterone, progesterone and testosterone in the flowers and leaves
 Iridoid glycosides, such as aucubin and agnuside, in the berries

 Essential oil, which includes cineol and pinene monoterpenes, as well as castine, citronellol, eucalptol, limonene, linalool and sesquiterpenes (Chasteberry's spicy aroma is derived from its essential oil.)
 Vitricine, an alkaloid


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  • Name:Vitex.Chaste Berry Extract
  • Serie No:R097.
  • Specifications:10:1TLC.
  • INCI Name:Vitex Agnus Castus Extract
  • Other Names:Vitex Trifolia Extract,Cloister Pepper Extract,Fructus Viticis Extract.
  • CAS:Vitexin,525-82-6
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:N/A
  • Other Names:Chaste Berry,Vitex trifolia L.var.simplicifolia Cham,Vitex trifolia L.,Vitex agnus-castus,Vitex rotundifolia,Vitex trifolia,Fructus viticis Verbenaceae,Chasteberry,Monk's pepper,Cloister pepper,Agnus Castus,Man jing zi,Agnus Castus,Cloister Pepper,Monk's Berry,Monk's Pepper,Vitex.

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