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CHASTE TREE

Chaste Tree has been used for many centuries as an herbal remedy. It is regarded as the best herb to help relieve symptoms of female hormonal imbalances such as depression, cramps, mood swings, water retention, weight gain and other PMS symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle and to help ease the symptoms of menopause.

In modern times, chaste tree is used primarily as a women's herb for menstrual complaints. The flavonoids in chaste tree exert an effect similar to the hormone progesterone, although the plant contains no hormonal compounds. The overall effect is to regulate the menstrual cycle and slightly increase the production of progesterone in women who otherwise have irregular cycles. Many menstrual complaints are known to result from a relative lack of progesterone. When progesterone levels are low relative to estrogen, the result is often infertility, heavy bleeding, lack of periods, too-frequent periods, irregular periods, and premenstrual syndrome. Because it helps normalize LH levels, chaste tree may alleviate these complaints. It can normalize and regulate menstrual cycles, reduce premenstrual fluid retention, and treat some cases of acne that flare up during menstruation.





 


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