Chaste tree is a large shrub and is to spread Mediterranean and southern Europe. It is a common name 'Monk's Pepper. Few Mediterranean countries, leaves and flowering tops are also harvested and dried for application. It is simply grown as an ornamental plant in American gardens, where its pretty blue-violet flowers are appreciated in midsummer. Chasteberry is extensively use for disorders of the female reproductive system. It flourishes on moist riverbanks.
Chaste tree berry have an effect on the pituitary gland of rats, reducing prolactin secretion. This has the percussion of reducing milk production, exactly the opposite effect suggested by some of the ancient texts. Hippocrates used chaste tree for injuries and inflammation, various centuries later Dioscorides recommended it significantly for inflammation of the womb and also used it to provoke milk flow shortly after birth.
Herbal practitioners may subscribed that chaste tree berry not be used by women with hormone-sensitive cancers (breast, uterus). Pregnant women should not take chaste tree berry. Chaste tree berry should not be related with exogenous hormones such as oral contraceptives or menopausal hormone replacement therapies Chaste tree is commonly side effect is fidgety allergic rashes.
Peruse of medical herbalists were led by this observation to suggest that chaste tree should be considered an adaptogen, possibly affecting the pituitary gland. Chaste Tree also help to treat acne for some individuals - basically women whose acne seems to be related with their menstrual cycles.
Chaste tree berries are approved by the German Commission E (the German governmental agency that appraises the safety and effectiveness of herbal products) for normalizing irregular menstrual periods and relieving PMS symptoms such as bloating, breast tenderness, and moodiness.
Chaste tree's berries also can be used for menopausal bleeding irregularities, such as frequent or heavy bleeding. Chaste tree berries are typically dyestuff or powdered and used in capsule form. The flavor is pungent, so chaste tree is not a popular tea. Take 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon,once or twice daily. When used to treat menstrual complications, there are no known dangers, but do not use it unless necessary. There is a bit information about the physiologic activity of chaste tree in men.