Chasteberry Tea has been used for 1000's of years to help women who are suffering from PMS and hormonal swings (high and low).
It is also known as Vitex angus-castus (botanical name).
Uses of Chasteberry
Benefits of Chasteberry
While the name chaste berry is something out of the past, it doesn't cause a women to lose her sex drive or reduce the libido, but it will balance out the hormones in a womens body, getting rid of those nasty highs and lows that so many women suffer from.
So if you sex drive was 'low', chaste berry can increase it a bit, if those hormones are 'raging' and you are sex drive, chasteberry can bring you back into a 'normal sex drive range'.
It is somewhat of an equilizer when it comes to female hormones. It is often used in conjunction with Dong Quai.
Chasteberry Side Effects
Chasteberry as a treatment for PMS and a hormone regulator is relatively safe, however it does interact with some prescription drugs. Do not take chasteberry if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are on a prescription, check with your physician before taking chasteberry.
Chasteberry is not meant to take long term. While it can take 2-3 menstrual cycles to notice the effects of a daily dose of chasteberry, once you have regulated your cycle, stop taking the herb. You may have to try it again down the road, but the purpose is to let your body do the regulating for you.
More Benefits of Chasteberry
Other than being a female hormone regulator, chasteberry has some other benefits and is used as a herbal remedy for treating:
Treat Hormonal Acne
Chasteberry Tea Recipe
To make a nice cup of chasteberry herbal tea, and you need to drink it once a day to start noticing the effects of this herb, here is a herbal tea recipe:
1 Teaspoon Berries (dried or fresh)
8 Ounces of Boiling Water
Steep the tea for 8-10 minutes and then drink warm. You can sweeten if you wish with honey.
Chasteberry Herbal Tea Bags
You can also purchase ready to go tea bags, and while it is better to prepare your own chasteberry or vitex tea, if you want a few tea bags, here are some recommended brands.
If you want to make your own chasteberry tea, we recommend that you invest in some organic chasteberry to do so. Mountain Rose Herbs is who we refer our customers to for all their herbal tea ingredients. They offer top quality organic herbs in small and large quantities, and they are organic. To visit their site, click the banner below. You will find chasteberry under the name vitex.
I hope you found this information useful, and please include chasteberry and vitex in your PMS Teas - It really works well.
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