Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Vitex Agnus-castus
Vitex agnus-castus is primarily used today to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It has outperformed placebo in numerous trials, and has been shown to be effective at reducing hot flashes, bloating, irritability, sleep disturbances, depressions, various mood disorders and even cramping associated with premenstrual syndrome.
- Origin: Plant Based
- Source: Itself
- Type: Herbs, Roots & Barks
- Age Range: Adults
- Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
- Outcomes: Women’s Health, PMS
What are Vitex Agnus-castus benefits?
Vitex agnus-castus, also known as Chaste Tree, Chaste Tree, or Chasteberry, is a flowering plant commonly used to treat and relieve some health problems, such as premenstrual tension (PMS), menstrual disorders, infertility, menopause, among others. According to studies, Vitex Agnus-Castus has proven to have several effective benefits for the organism, such as in abdominal distension, reduction of menopause-related hot flashes, sleep disorders, irritability, depression, mood disorders, and cramps associated with premenstrual syndrome.
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Published articles about Vitex Agnus-castus and PMS
Treatment of cyclical mastalgia with a solution containing a Vitex agnus castus extract: results of a placebo-controlled double-blind study
Efficacy of Vitex agnus castus L. extract Ze 440 in patients with pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
Treatment for the premenstrual syndrome with agnus castus fruit extract: prospective, randomised, placebo controlled study
Evaluation of the efficacy of Fructus agni casti in women with severe primary dysmenorrhea: a prospective comparative Doppler study
Treatment for premenstrual syndrome with Vitex agnus castus: A prospective, randomized, multi-center placebo controlled study in China
Treatment of moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome with Vitex agnus castus (BNO 1095) in Chinese women
Therapeutic effect of Vitex agnus castus in patients with premenstrual syndrome
Dose-dependent efficacy of the Vitex agnus castus extract Ze 440 in patients suffering from premenstrual syndrome
Use of Vitex agnus-castus in migrainous women with premenstrual syndrome: an open-label clinical observation
Efficacy and safety of Vitex agnus-castus extract for treatment of premenstrual syndrome in Japanese patients: a prospective, open-label study
Effects of Vitex agnus and Flaxseed on cyclic mastalgia: A randomized controlled trial
Vitex Agnus-castus and Women's Health
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects a woman’s emotions, physical health, and behavior during certain days of the menstrual cycle, generally just before her menses. PMS is a very common condition. Its symptoms affect more than 90 percent of menstruating women. It must impair some aspect of your life for your doctor to diagnose you. PMS symptoms start five to 11 days before menstruation and typically go away once menstruation begins. The cause of PMS is unknown. However, many researchers believe that it’s related to a change in both sex hormone and serotonin levels at the beginning of the menstrual cycle. Levels of estrogen and progesterone increase during certain times of the month. An increase in these hormones can cause mood swings, anxiety, and irritability. Ovarian steroids also modulate activity in parts of your brain associated with premenstrual symptoms.
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