Vitex Herbal Remedies
Vitex, one of the best-known women's herbs, was recommended by Hippocrates in 450 B.C. and is still used today to help ease undesirable symptoms associated with menstrual imbalances, hormonal difficulties (PMS and menopause), and to increase the supply of mother's milk. It is also used for male teenage acne. Vitex has a taste of ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Vitex Proper Dose
|Vitex Extract||follow label instructions|
|Vitex Powder||2-4 capsules 2 x daily|
|Vitex Tincture||1-2 droppersful first thing in the morning|
Vitex Reference Information
|Latin Name||Vitex agnus-castus|
|Other Names||Chaste Tree|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, tablet, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Endocrine system, Reproductive system|
|Cautions||Avoid if you are pregnant or are taking birth-control pills.|
|Botanical Info||A shrub or small tree from the Vervain family with abundant purple or lavender flowers and small brown fruit.|
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