Since ancient times Chaste Tree has primarily been used for a variety of gynaecological purposes, primarily to treat menstrual abnormalities and mastaglia, to aid in the expulsion of the placenta after birth, to facilitate lactation, balance hormones and promote menstruation. A commercial preparation of chaste tree has been available in Germany for over 50 years and it is still commonly used for menstrual irregularities and acne.
- Decreases prolactin release
- Increases progesterone levels
- Oestrogen receptor binding
- Regulates Menstruation & PMS
1-2.5ml in the morning only in a small amount of water/juice
Not recommended for use in pregnancy.
People with tumours sensitive to oestrogen or progesterone should avoid using this herb until safety can be established. It has ben suggested that ability of vitex to reduce prolactin levels may inhibit medical investigations and may mask diagnosis and proper treatment of prolactinoma.
A review on chaste tree concluded that it is a safe herb to take and any effects are mild.
No drug interactions have been reported however speak to our naturopath if you are on the oral contraceptive pill.
*Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.