Considered one of the most popular herbs in Europe and other Western nations for the support of gynecological imbalances.
Inhibit follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH): Vitex increases the secretion of luteinising hormone (LH), which in turn increases progesterone.
It is affective at lengthening the luteal phase. While it does not contain any hormones itself, it does help the body to increase its own production of luteinizing hormone (promoting ovulation to occur) which in turns boosts progesterone levels during the luteal phase of the cycle.
Vitex has been shown to stimulate the formation of the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum is responsible for the secretion of progesterone.
Reduces advancement of mild endometriosis.
Vitex has a beneficial impact on progesterone levels. If miscarriages are due to low progesterone, vitex may help to normalize or increase progesterone levels.
Vitex has been shown to help balance both an absent menstrual cycle as well as aid a menstrual cycle that is heavy or too frequent.
Vitex has been found to be helpful at reducing cysts that are growing within the smooth muscle layer of the uterus.
Helps stimulate milk production in new mothers
Vitex is generally suggested to be taken once a day in the morning on an empty stomach (half an hour before breakfast).