Last updated: April 30th, 2021 at 12:13 pm
Author: Linda Ryan, BA, Lic TCM, CH
Are you looking to boost your fertility and get pregnant naturally? You may want to consider the herb known as Vitex (and also known as Chasteberry Agnus Castus). This is a potent herb and could very well be the herbal remedy you’ve been searching for to boost fertility. It is well known and studies on Vitex have proven it rectifies hormonal imbalances.
There have been many studies about Vitex Chasteberry that has proven it to:
Vitex Chasteberry, can also be used to treat symptoms of PMS such as mood swings, headaches and breast tenderness. Herbalists even prescribe it to breast feeding women to induce lactation as well as prescribing it to women going through menopause, as it has shown to relieve hot flashes as well. This is a potent herb indeed.
It is derived from the tiny fruit produced by the Chaste tree. This herb is referred to as Vitex or simply Chasteberry or just Agnus Castus. It’s a popular herbal medicine used to treat infertility and other reproductive issues. It has been said that it has been used for 2000 years to treat women’s reproductive issues.
Vitex Chasteberry supports your Pituitary Gland’s function of producing the reproductive hormones Lutein and Progesterone. You need Luteinising Hormone to ovulate and Progesterone is necessary after ovulation to support the second phase of your reproductive cycle, the Luteal phase of your cycle, and helps facilitate implantation of a developing embryo. The Pituitary Gland is referred to as the “Master Gland”-one of the reasons why is because it is responsible for regulating the reproductive cycle by communicating with the ovaries, telling them what to do and when to do it. Since Vitex Chasteberry helps the Pituitary to function better, Vitex positively affects the whole reproductive cycle.
Vitex helps create balance by equalizing the ratio of progesterone versus estrogen in the body, thereby fixing hormonal issues that may lead to infertility.
For infertility, you should be taking about 160-250mg of Chasteberry per day while trying to conceive. You can find this herbal remedy in liquid form or in pill form. The one you use depends on your preference. It is important to note that Vitex is a slow working herb and therefor you should give it at least 6 months to really take effect. Be consistent in taking it and give it some time to see the benefits come in to effect.
It s recommended to take the recommended dose daily for six months unless you experience adverse side effects.
If you are having IVF, consult your doctor for advice.
Caution: It’s not recommended for women who are already pregnant, unless directed otherwise by a medical professional.
Caution: It is not recommended to take Vitex if you are on IVF Medications as it could interfere with them.
Caution: Be aware that it can sometimes exacerbate feelings of depression.
Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements, herbs or vitamins, especially if you are doing IVF.
There are some minor side effects associated with Chasteberry, or Vitex. You may experience an upset stomach, itching, difficulty sleeping or a bit of weight gain. This herb can also affect the potency of some medications, including birth control and estrogen supplements., which is why we always recommend you consult your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements.
Vitex is sold in most health shops, have a look in your local health shop. Some pharmacies are also now carrying Vitex. You can also Google where to buy it locally.
The fruit of the chaste tree has been credited to have delivered countless miracles. If you think that Vitex Chasteberry Agnus Castus might help you achieve your dream of getting pregnant then speak to an experienced herbalist to get started as soon as possible!