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Chaste Tree Berries (Vitex)

Vitex is considered one of the most popular herbs for the support of gynecological imbalances. Modern clinical research and traditional use of Vitex have shown its amazing ability to help balance fertility hormones. Vitex has a supporting and regulating effect upon the Endocrine System. Vitex has been shown in studies as one of the best fertility herbs available to us when it comes to balancing hormones and regulating the menstrual cycle. It Inhibit follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH): Vitex increases the secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH), which in turn increases progesterone. Increased progesterone levels: Vitex has been shown to stimulate the formation of the corpus luteum. The corpus luteum is responsible for the secretion of progesterone.

In a study of 45 women, 86% responded positively with normalized or significantly improved 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 balancing the Hormones and reducing cysts that are growing within the smooth muscle layer of the uterus.

 

Stabilization of menstruation after stopping birth-control pills: After discontinuing estrogen-containing birth control pills, Vitex taken for several months has been shown to help stabilize the cycle and induce ovulation more quickly.

Vitex berry is commonly incorporated into tea blends or taken as a tincture.

(Please note: Vitex should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Vitex should be used in medicinal amounts. Please consult with your medical professional before use).

Shephard's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Shephard's Purse is native to parts of Asia and Eastern Europe, it's often used in herbal medicine. It is a wonderful herb that has been used by women to stop heavy bleeding and hemorrhaging, it is also used to treat a variety of health conditions.

Shepherd's purse contains fumaric acid and sulforaphane, which are substances that have been shown to offer antioxidant effects in scientific studies.

Several studies published in the 1960s and 1970s indicated that shepherd's purse reduce inflammation, protect against ulcers, and slow the growth of tumors.

In alternative medicine, shepherd's purse is typically used as a natural remedy for the following health problems:

(Please note: Shephard's Purse should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Shephard's Purse should be used in medicinal amounts, please consult with your medical professional before use).

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red Clover is an excellent blood purifier that over time gradually cleanses the bloodstream and corrects deficiencies in the circulatory system. Among many herbalists, it is best known as one of the main herbs for treating all varieties of cancer and growth anywhere in the body -- and is found as a central ingredient in many anticancer formulas. 

 

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute have indeed found anti-tumor properties in red clover. Genistein, a biochemical in red clover has the ability to prevent tumors from developing the blood supplies they need to survive -- thus starving them and killing them.

Red clover is used in a formula with herb such as Vitex to address Uterine Fibroids and PCOS.

(Please note: Red Clover should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Red Clover should be used in medicinal amounts. Please consult with your medical professional before use).