The berries of the chaste tree have been used since ancient times to help alleviate the symptoms of a range of menstrual disorders including PMS, dysmenorrhea, and menopause.
The plant contains diterpene compounds which exert a dopaminergic action in the pituitary gland, a gland that regulates hormones.
Taking vitex regularly over several months can stimulate the production of progesterone and help normalize menstrual functions and cycles, and can help prevent migraines and acne associated with irregular menstrual activity. Vitex may also be useful to women that are infertile due to low progesterone levels, and it can help increase breast milk production.
It was during the middle ages that the plant came to symbolize chastity. Preparations of the berries known as “monk’s pepper” were used as anaphrodisiacs for male christian monks to help them quell their sexual desire and maintain their vows of chastity.
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