Herbal Formulary-Chaste Tree Compound

Chaste Tree Compound

menopausal tonic


~herbs~

Chaste Tree--Vitex agnus-castus--the berry
This purple-flowering shrub has a stimulating effect on the pituitary gland, which, among other functions, regulates and normalizes hormone production. It is particularly beneficial in treating painful and irregular menstruation, infertility, PMS, menopausal problems, and other hormonal imbalances.5
Black Cohosh--Cimicifuga racemosa--the fresh root
This stately plant of the woodland forest with it's white fairylike flowers has a special affinity with the menopausal woman. Black cohosh is effective as estrogen replacement therapy in mitigating common menopausal problems. It supplies estrogenic sterols, glycosides, and an amazing array of micronutrients that help the body produce and use all kinds of hormones.3 By regulating hormone production it helps to reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes, relieves the pain of menopausal arthritis, invigorates the energy and helps balance the nerves.
St. Johnswort--Hypericum perforatum--the flowerbuds
The yellow flower bud of this common wild plant is especially indicated when there are menopausal changes triggering irritability and anxiety. It restores the nervous system, causing inner freeing, relaxation and eventually lifting depression.21
Motherwort--Leonorus cardiaca--flowering tops
This purple flowering plant regulates and tonifies the functioning of the thyroid, blood vessels, the uterus and the heart. Motherwort calms a rapidly beating heart and eliminates the nightmares that some women experience with menopause. Used regularly, it calms, supports and strengthens the nerves, returns common sense and relaxes held tension.3
Saw Palmetto--Serenoa serrulata--the berry
The berries of this impressive palm has the ability to prevent atrophy of ovarian, vaginal, breast and bladder tissue. It has a long-standing reputation as an aphrodisiac.3
Dandelion--Taraxacum officinale--root and leaf
The leaf of this common weed aids the kidneys in eliminating excess water and toxins from the system. The root supplies essential nutrients needed by the liver to help produce and regulate the production of hormones. The whole plant is a rich source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium as well as many other trace minerals.5

~Actions and Indications~

This compound is nutritive for the nervous system, supports the endocrine and digestive systems and helps to balance the hormones during the transition through menopause.It helps reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes and dizziness, relieves hormone related digestive problems and eases irritability, anxiety and depression associated with menopause.

~Dose~

Take 30 to 60 drops in a little warm water twice each day.


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