Vitex (Chasteberry) is a wonderful woman's plant because it works on normalizing progesterone levels in the body through the endocrine system. Progesterone is a female sex hormone that can sometimes be unbalanced causing symptoms like PMS and acne when estrogen levels are too high. Clinical research has shown that vitex can start correcting imbalances as soon as 10 days but, to see a full benefit it usually takes about 3 months to rebalance the body.
Vitex can be useful in:
- Dysmenorrhea (painful period)
- Eases the discontinuation process of oral contraceptives
- Irregular menstruation