Chaste Berry

Vitex agnus castus


Medicinal Use:

Women’s reproductive cycle

Mastalgia (breast pain in cycle)

PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and severe PMS

Menopause

May help with fertility

Heavy bleeding

Contraindications:

Pregnancy or lactating

Breast, uterine or ovarian cancer

Endometriosis

Uterine fibroids

Hormone sensitive conditions

Parkinson’s

Schizophrenia / psychotic disorders

In vitro fertilization

Warning:

Use short term for up to 3 months

May cause high blood pressure in high doses

No children under 18 years of age

Interactions:

Birth control pills will be negated, other precautions will need to be used

Estrogen pills

Medication for mental conditions / anti-psychotic drugs

Medication used for Parkinson’s disease

Metoclopramide (Raglan) effects the dopamine, so does chaste berry


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