Chaste Berry 1kg
Country Park Horse Herbs
Vitex (Chaste tree / Chastetree Berry / Chaste Berry) has been used for thousands of years for its beneficial affect on the female glandular system, and its restraining effect on male hormones.
Modern research has confirmed at least one of these uses, and the Chastetree berries are now widely used to restore balance and function to the female reproductive system, by stimulating the natural production of progesterone. In Males the Chaste tree Berry is known an an anaphrodisiac. Men of the cloth would take "Monks Pepper" to help control the urge of female companionship. In Females it has ofen being described as having an aphordisiac effect. The truth is that Chastetree Berry, like many other herbs, exerts a normalizing influence on the body restoring that which is absent, and constraining excessive tendencies.
Chastetree bery acts upon the pituitary gland, reducing the production of certain hormones and increasing the production of other, shifting the balance in favour of the gestagens, hormones that normally condition the body for pregnancy.
Chastetree Berry has found a wide following of users for imbalances of the female reproductive system, especially when they are related to excessive estrogen or xen-estrogen influence, and has been used with great effect in:
- restoring absent menstruation,
- regulating heavy periods,
- restoring fertility when caused by hormonal imbalance,
- Cushings disease,
- relieve PMS tension, and
- easing the changes of menopause.
A tincture of the Chastetree Berry has also been used externally for the relief of paralysis, pains in the limbs, and neuropathic muscular weakness.
Nerve Deficiency Special Considerations: Large does of Vitex has been known to cause a nervous disorder known as formication, which manifests as a tingling sensation like insects crawling over the skin.
Use in horses achieves best effect when the Chastetree berries are ground and feed to the horse. Allowing a mare to have 3 weeks on and 1 week off appears to provide good results without allowing the body to build up a resistance.
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