CHASTETREE BERRY (VITEX AGNUS-CASTUS)Balance your hormones. Also known as Vitex, Chaste Tree is a panacea for female reproductive issues.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
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The spicy, warm, peppery berry stimulates libido in cold types. However, its bitter principle cools libido in hot types. For this reason, it was called monk's pepper, because it was used by monks to aid in their vow of chastity.
Chastetree (Vitex) is a hormone regulator that works by stimulating and normalizing the pituitary gland, which regulates the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body. It increases both progesterone and estrogen, but is primarily progesteronic. This makes it a panacea for female issues of the reproductive system. Vitex is a slow-acting herb.
It is well know that breastfeeding suppresses fertility and menstruation due to high levels of prolactin. Some women, however, have high prolactin in the absence of breastfeeding. Chastetree's dopaminergic action reduces prolactin. This corrects prolactin-induced suppression of the uterus (Holmes, Bonhert, 1997).
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SUGGESTED USE1 dropper full 2-3x/day three times a day for at least three months and up to two years. or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my tincture?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Chastetree Berry
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
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Womens Health, Reproductive Health
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Chastetree Berry
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.
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Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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An herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.
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Reduces estrogen, which reduces thickness of the uterus endometrium, pelvic congestive disorders like fibroids, and frequently dysmenorrhea as well.
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Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
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Increases estrogen, helpful in menopause. Estrogen is anabolic and increases muscle growth, bone density, and moisture.
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Progeserone is the pregnancy hormone. It raises body temperature (Pitta), and suppresses menstruation. It is generally more extroverted.
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An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
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Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Chastetree Berry
Rose Petals has these Actions in Common
Progesteronic, Estrogenic, Promotes-fertility, Hemostatic, Uterine-tonic, Aphrodisiac
Mint has these Actions in Common
Anti-prolactin, Dopaminergic, Antispasmodic, Nervine, Analgesic, Digestive
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Muscle-relaxant, Digestive, Relieves-tension
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Promotes-fertility, Aphrodisiac, Uterine-tonic, Diuretic
Cardamom has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Analgesic, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Expectorant
Parsley (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Anti-prolactin, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Uterine-tonic, Digestive
Dill has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Expectorant, Digestive, Nervine
Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antispasmodic, Estrogenic, Digestive, Expectorant, Diuretic
Cloves has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Aphrodisiac, Analgesic, Digestive, Antispasmodic
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Estrogenic, Digestive, Expectorant, Diuretic
Sage has these Actions in Common
Anti-prolactin, Expectorant, Digestive, Analgesic, Estrogenic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Chastetree Berry
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Estrogenic, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Analgesic, Relieves-tension, Anti-prolactin, Uterine-tonic, Antispasmodic
Black Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Progesteronic, Promotes-fertility, Analgesic, Uterine-tonic, Anti-estrogenic, Antispasmodic, Dopaminergic, Estrogenic
Gokshura has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Uterine-tonic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Promotes-fertility
Motherwort has these Actions in Common
Estrogenic, Hemostatic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Analgesic, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Dopaminergic
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Nervine, Progesteronic, Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Uterine-tonic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant
Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Nervine, Progesteronic, Promotes-fertility, Uterine-tonic, Aphrodisiac, Digestive, Diuretic
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Relieves-tension, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine
Cramp Bark has these Actions in Common
Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Estrogenic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Relieves-tension, Uterine-tonic
KapiKacchu has these Actions in Common
Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Nervine, Promotes-fertility, Relieves-tension, Antispasmodic
Ashoka has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Uterine-tonic, Analgesic, Anti-estrogenic, Diuretic, Hemostatic, Muscle-relaxant
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Chastetree Berry may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.
CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Chastetree Berry may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.