Chaste tree extract helps maintain healthy menstrual cycle duration and flow, as well as reproductive function and breast comfort.‡
Chaste Tree FAQs
What Are the Primary Benefits of Chaste Tree?
The berries of the Chaste Tree have been used to treat menstrual cycle problems, pain, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause. The berries may help stimulate progesterone, a female hormone that rises 2 weeks before menstruation and that may help normalize estrogen and progesterone.
How Long Does It Take Chaste Tree to Work?
Chaste Tree berry extract may reduce elevated prolactin levels, allowing normal ovulation and corpus luteum function. This would enhance progesterone production. Chaste Tree may work slowly—it may require 3-6 months of treatment before fertility enhancement is seen.
Can Chaste Tree Balance Hormones?
In traditional medicine, Chaste Tree has been used to treat menstrual cycle problems and pain, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause. Chaste Tree berries contain chemicals that may help stimulate progesterone production. Progesterone is a female hormone that rises two weeks before menstruation. The hormone may help normalize estrogen and progesterone levels.
Does Chaste Tree Increase Fertility?
Chaste Tree increases luteinizing hormone and inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone, thus boosting the levels of progesterone production. As such, it is used to treat various pregnancy-related issues, such as menstrual irregularities and infertility.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Chaste Tree?
Severe side effects associated with chaste tree use include nausea, vomiting, gastric upset, itching and rashes. Chaste tree may alter hormone levels in some women, so it should be avoided by those who are taking hormone preparation (such as birth control pills or estrogen) or who have a hormone-sensitive condition (such as breast cancer).
It is not advised for women doing IVF or taking ovulation medications during fertility treatment. The safety of Chaste Tree during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been proven. Other medications that affect dopamine production or action should also be avoided when using chaste tree.
What Are Some Signs of Low Estrogen Levels?
- Dry skin.
- Tender breasts
- Weak or brittle bones
- Trouble concentrating
- Moodiness and irritability
- Vaginal dryness or atrophy
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Irregular periods
‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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