Health Benefits The Female Friendly Fruit’CHASTEBERRY’

Lots of female suffer from premenstrual syndrome, infertility and menstrual irregularities. Also, the transition phase of menopause is very tough for females due to the changes in the level of hormones. Chasteberry is a natural home remedy for all such issues. Health Benefits The Female Friendly Fruit'CHASTEBERRY'

What Is Chasteberry

Chateberryis also known as vitex. It is a brown fruit of the size of a peppercorn and is a popular home remedy for cramps and premenstrual syndrome. Chasteberry not only treat menopausal symptoms but also helps to get rid of hormonally induced acne. It strengthens and tones the female body system and has a positive effect on the hormonal health. What Is Chasteberry

Chasteberry modulates prolactin, inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone increases utilising hormones. It balances out the ratio of oestrogen to progesterone. Recent studies also show that vitex exhibit anti-tumor properties. Keep reading to learn incredible health benefits of the female-friendly fruit chasteberry.

Top Health Benefits Of Chasteberry

#1. Relieves Premenstrual Syndrome

About 75% of females experience premenstrual syndrome. The symptoms include mood swings, nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, breast tenderness, headache, irritable mood; bloating and other digestive issues that female experiences anywhere between 2 to 14 days before the due periods. Vitex brings the hormones in proper balance, suppresses the release of prolactin and reduces or even eliminate the symptoms of PMS. Relieves Premenstrual Syndrome

#2. Improve Fertility In Women

Vitex has shown to give a positive result in females suffering from luteal phase defect, as their ovaries do not release progesterone hormone. Chasteberry is a natural infertility treatment in females. 

#3. Reduce The Chances Of Uterine Fibroids 

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumours within the uterine walls. Uterine fibroids vary in size and shape and may exhibit unpleasant symptoms. Chasteberry balances the ratio of progesterone to oestrogen and reduces the chances of development of uterine fibroids by maintaining a proper balance of hormones.

#4. Eases Menopausal Symptoms

Menopasue is end of female’s reproductive age. It happens in your 40’s or 50’s and is marked by absence of menstruation for more than 12 months. Chasteberry when combined with other herbs such as Black Cohosh relieves the symptoms of menopause. It relieves sleep disturbances and hot flushes and is even able to reduce severe menopause symptoms.

#5. Promotes Lactation 

Chasteberry is one of the most recommended galactagouges: Herbs for promoting lactation. It increases the milk amount in breastfeeding mothers without any pregnancy complications.

#6. Relieves Amenorrhea 

Amenorrhoea is a medical condition that affect the females of reproductive age. The menstrual cycle is irregular and stops suddenly. A number of factors lead to amenorrhea such as too much weight gain or too much weight loss, oestrogen deficiency and PCOD. Chasteberry balance the level of oestrogen and progesterone hormone and modulates prolactin thus relieves amenorrhoea. Relieves Amenorrhea

How To Take Chasteberry

Chasteberryis available in different forms online and in local health stores. You can also find it in tea form or combined with other herbs to promote hormonal balance in females. The recommended dose for chasteberry is 400 grams for PMS once in a day, 400 grams two times in a day for uterine fibroids and 162-250 milligrams daily for infertility.

* We strongly recommend you to consult your doctor before taking chasteberry. Avoid self-treatment.

What Are The Potential Side Effects Of Chasteberry

Chasteberry is mostly safe in recommended doses. The uncommon side effects of vitexincludes difficulty sleeping, weight gain, itching, nausea, acne, rash and upset stomach.

Avoid chasteberry, if you have sensitive health conditions such as breast cancer, endometriosis and mental health issues. Vitex may interfere with some medication such as oestrogen supplements, antipsychotics and birth control pills. Talk to your doctor before trying chasteberry if you are taking any medications.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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