Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry) Tea, What are the benefits?

Especially the hormonal effects of the tea obtained from the herbs, whose benefits are scientifically proven, are preferred. It is a herbal tea used in history.
Herbal tea is a type of tea that has proven its benefits for women. It is recommended for women's hormanal problems. The priests used herbs to suppress their sexual desires. For this reason, it is also known as acı monk tree Bu. Positive results have been obtained from many studies about the benefits. If you want to do yourself a favor you should try the herb tea. Our article will help you to know herbs and herbs!
What is Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry) Tea?
It is a herbal tea obtained from the herbage, a perennial plant. The scientific name of the plant is us Vitex agnus-castus “. It is a member of the family of verbaceae (Verbenaceae). English is known as ”chasteberry aste or” chaste tree İngilizce. There are also names such as  ”chaste tree“ and ”Yemen saffron“. The tree was named after al Vitex agnus-castus ag in ancient times because it is believed to prevent sexual desires. It is also referred to as the da monk tree b and the “monk pepper Aynı; because the monks who lived in ancient times used this herb to suppress their sexual needs.

The tree was named after al Vitex agnus-castus ag in ancient times because it is believed to prevent sexual desires. It is also referred to as the da monk tree b and the “monk pepper Aynı; because the monks who lived in ancient times used this herb to suppress their sexual needs.
It is one of the Vitex species of tropical and sub-tropical temperate flowering plants. It is a typical member of the cover made by the maki plant community in the Mediterranean. Creek and sea sides, can grow on the rocks. It likes nitrogen and phosphorus rich soils. The height of the tree in the bush can reach up to 1 to 3 meters. Leaves are long and finger-shaped, pale pink or blue-purple blossoms, dark purple berries.
There are two different types of heterosit (plant based compound) called ”vitexin verilen and inin vitexin) in the leaves of chasteberry. It is rich in flavonoids and essential oils. Its leaves contain more flavonoid than seeds; But the tea is usually used to make seeds. Main active ingredients of fruit; casticin, kaempferol, orientin, quercetagetin and isovitexin. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that promote immunity and general health. It also contains iridoid glycosides such as ”aucubin” and ub agnuside ozit with antidiabetic effects. In other words, tea can help regulate blood sugar.
Benefits of Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry) Tea 
Leaves and seeds are used for the herb tea. It can offer an effective treatment for some health problems. Numerous benefits have been discovered in research on chasteberry. Women have positive effects, especially in men. It is especially recommended for female reproductive health. Many benefits have been identified on female reproductive system and menstrual problems. Because of their benefits in the menstrual cycle, hormone stabilizing properties are important. Men can also benefit from the libido suppressor. Here are the most known benefits; Increases fertility: In one study, women who suffer from fertility problems have been given weed tea with green tea and some vitamins. There was an increase in artış progesterone ”levels in these women. This female hormone is necessary for the health of the uterus. Women who participated in the study also showed an increase in the number of days when the body temperature was suitable for ovulation. In addition, 33 percent of women participating in the test became pregnant after consuming this tea for 5 months. It treats menopausal symptoms: It has been determined that women in menopause can stabilize their hormones and thereby relieve menopausal symptoms. It is recommended to be consumed with black cohosh (black cohosh) to get an effective result.
Reduces PMS symptoms: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the fearful dream of many women. In a UK study, it was determined that PMS symptoms such as nervous tension, breast tenderness, headache and mood swings were decreased in women who were given weed tea. In the study, 50 percent of PMS symptoms of women in the group consuming tea decreased.

It is effective in the treatment of PMDD: it has positive effects on some physical symptoms including bloating, chest pain and headaches. The antidepressant drug used for these symptoms was found to be more effective than the fluoxetine (Prozac). However, it was found that women with premenstrual dysfunction (PMDD) were less effective than fluoxetine in the treatment of psychological symptoms such as mood changes. However, it is recommended for those looking for herbal solution for PMDD.

Increases libido in women: artış phytoestrogens artış in tea, triggering increased libido in women. In particular, it is stated that women who are in the menopausal and childbearing age can use this tea to increase their sexual desire. On the other hand, in males, the libido-reducing effects were observed.

Breastfeeding increases: There is an increase in the milk production of breastfeeding mothers who consumed a small amount of herbal tea. This is because the ingredients in the tea help to increase the levels of “prolactin iyel in the body. Prolactin is a female hormone that regulates milk production. However, there is no scientific evidence to verify this information. It is recommended to consult a doctor or gynecologist before consuming milk for milk production.
It has antioxidant properties: According to a study conducted in the United States, herbage tea has antioxidative properties. The extracts of the tree contain antioxidants that help to eliminate free radicals. Free radicals cause oxidative stress at cellular levels. It is the main cause of various diseases such as stress, cancer and premature aging.

It has anti-carcinogenic effect: In a study conducted in Switzerland, it has been found that this tea has anti-cancer properties. It can effectively destroy cancer tumors. The extracts of the tree can stop the proliferation of malignant cells; it can even kill. It can be particularly effective in the treatment of colon, breast and ovarian cancers.

Reduces the risk of prostate cancer: Herbal tea is mainly used for gynecological diseases, but is also recommended for men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Anti-carcinogenic properties, coupled with the ability to reduce testosterone levels, suppress the development of prostate cancer. So a natural and organic solution to balance the hormones in the body, herbage tea is potentially capable of reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

It is effective in male osteoporosis: there is little treatment option in male osteoporosis. However, in a study conducted in the United States, it can be suggested that hay tea is an alternative treatment option for male osteoporosis. In rats with herbal extracts, higher bone density was observed compared to those given göre estradiol on and “testosterone ol.

Reducing epileptic seizures: In a study conducted in the United States, it was found that the herbal tea had the ability to reduce epileptic seizures. In a laboratory study on male rats, a decrease in the duration of convulsions and seizures was observed due to the dosage given from the extracts of the tree. According to this study, herbage tea consumed at the right dosages can control or reduce epileptic seizures.
The Herbal tea itself does not contain hormones; however, it causes hormonal reactions in the body.
Some of these advantages include;

Stimulates the pituitary gland.
Increases progesterone levels.
It stops follicle stimulating hormone production.
Reduces breast sensitivity.
Reduces skin problems such as acne and acne associated with PMS.
Relieves irritability.
Stimulates or reduces lactation.
Suppresses sexual desire.
Prevents weight gain in menstrual cycle.
It is effective against fibrous ovarian cyst.
Relieves hot flashes associated with menopause.
Optimizes the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
Reduces mood swings.
Regulates prolactin levels.
What are the side effects of chasteberry tea?
Although the herbal tea is generally considered safe, few side effects can be seen. In some cases; headache, dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, prolonged menstrual cycle, stomach discomfort or allergic rash on the skin can cause problems. If any of them are seen, the consumption of tea should be consulted and a doctor should be consulted!

Some potential side effects can be listed as follows;

It should not be used in combination with drugs containing synthetic hormones such as birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy drugs.
Consult your doctor before using it in a hormone-sensitive condition, such as breast cancer.
Physician advice should be taken before using with menstruation, menopause or fertility treatments.
It can interact with drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson's and depression.
It can interact with oral contraceptives and antipsychotic drugs.
It is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
How to make chasteberry Tea, how much should be consumed?

Tea leaves, flowers and seeds are boiled and tinctures and syrups are obtained. It can be prepared as herbal tea.

The following method can be used to prepare tea;

Prepare 1 teaspoon mature nettle seed.
Boil about 250 ml of water.
Add the seeds onto the water.
Leave to brew for 10 to 15 minutes.
Let it cool down a little.
Optionally, sweeteners such as honey may be added.
It is recommended to use 20 to 40 milligrams of herb nettle daily. This amount is enough to take advantage of the advantages of drinking tea from the seed 3 times a day. Regularly consume up to 6 to 8 months.
Useful Information on chasteberry 
chasteberry grass is widely seen in the Mediterranean and Western Caucasus. Turkey is common in Anatolia and Thrace.
In Anatolia, baskets of hay plants are sold and sold in markets.
A large amount of hay grows in the dried lake in the Koyunlar village of Altınova town of Kepez district of Antalya.
Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt to balance the hormones used in hay.
The priests used this herb to suppress libido. The priests chewed up some parts of the weed tree to remain faithful to the ağ farewell to bachelor R vow.
When the extract of herbs extract is applied to the skin, tick and fleas can keep the mosquitoes away for 3 to 8 hours.
The grass roots are used to dye the yarns in yellow.
It is used in the production of drugs from fruit and seeds.


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