Chasteberry (Vitex Agnus-Castus) is the fruit of the chaste tree, native to the Mediterranean region. The fruits have several active compounds, such as flavonoids and essential oils, that may have an effect on hormones, neurotransmitters, and pain and inflammatory pathways in the body*. Chasteberry supplements are made from the dried fruit and may be able to help with menstrual disorders, infertility, nursing difficulties, and hormonally induced acne*.
One of the popular uses of chasteberry is to support a reduction in PMS symptoms*. Research suggests that chasteberry supplements work by decreasing the level of the hormone prolactin*. This may help in balancing your other hormones, like progesterone and estrogen; therefore reducing PMS symptoms*. (1)
Chasteberry may help in preventing and reducing uterine fibroids, which are non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine wall by balancing hormones*. (3)
Chasteberry may help reduce acne by supporting the regulation of hormonal fluctuations*. (6)
You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.