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Neem (acetone), 5-leaved chaste tree (acetone), China box (acetone), banyan (acetone), and crown flower (ethanol) extracts caused 100% mortality at 30 h after treatment with 500 mg/L (with 50% acetone as diluent).
Chaste tree berries are becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of PMS symptoms, in addition to other ailments.
Ingredients include chaste tree (to regulate mood swings), wild yam (to help alleviate painful spasms associated with the reproductive system) and dong quai (to correct hormonal imbalances).
products made from the fruit of chaste tree exhibit the same positive menstrual effects as the leading German brand, upon which over 30 clinical studies have been conducted?
Traditional use: Chaste tree has been used since the time of ancient Greece and Rome, where it played a part in religious ceremonies and medicinal practice.
In an impressively large German study, 1,634 women with PMS were given a product derived from the chaste tree, Vitex agnus castus.
If your headaches are due to hormonal imbalances then herbs such as chaste tree, black cohosh and fennel may be effective, or if it is due to circulatory problems then warming herbs which improve circulation to the head would be useful - try ginkgo, ginger, peppermint and rosemary.
For a valuable shrub or small tree that's simple to grow, consider growing chaste tree (Vitex agnuscastus).
Marketed as an alternative for women who do not use hormone replacement therapy, Menopausitive goes above and beyond the usual array of vitamins and minerals found in meal replacement drinks like Ensure and Sustacal by throwing in a veritable kitchen sink of herbs--24 in all, including black cohosh, chaste tree, dong quai, ginkgo biloba, kelp and licorice.
However, Pharmavite is also targeting smaller niches of the market with the addition of such herbs as astragalus and chaste tree berry.
And she is convinced the seeds of the chaste tree are the reason.
Herbal support advised includes red clover, chaste tree, black cohosh, maca, ginseng, and valerian.