Saturday, 12 August 2017

Herbal Therapy: Chaste Tree Berry Normalizes Menstrual Cycle and Enhanced Pregnancy in Women with Oligomenorrhea

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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If you expect that herbal medicine will ease the symptoms of your illness, you will be disappointed. Symptoms of the diseases can only be eased gradually, depending to stage of the treatment which directly address to the cause of the disease.

A renowned study suggested that Chaste tree berry have a potential effect in enhancing pregnancy in women with abnormal menstrual cycle.

Fertility is a natural process to insure the survival of human species. Through natural selection, we produce many offspring when the reproductive system works at it's peak in the suitable environment with plenty of food around. On the other hand, the reproductive system may completely shut down or work at it's minimum state and we produce less offspring, when the environment is hostile including less foods around, war, epidemic.

Chaste tree berry is a species of Vitex agnus-castus, genus Vitex, belonging to the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, used in herbal medicine for thousands of year as anaphrodisiac herb and considered as Queen herb in treating menstrual problems and discomforts.

In a total of 37 women with oligomenorrhea and 30 women with amenorrhea received 50 drops of Phyto Hypophyson L, a preparation from Chaste tree berry or placebo 3 times a day over 3 months or 3 cycles, the preparation not only normalized the menstrual cycke of women with oligomenorrhea, but also significantly improved the chance of pregnancy in compared placebo group.

Dr. Bergmann J, the lead author said, " The baby take-home rate during the therapy and 6 months after the end of the therapy showed a ratio of 18.7 /6.4%)".

The effectiveness of the preparation in enhanced rate of pregnancy with remarkable outcome may be
due to the increase of progesterone during the luteal phase compared to the oligomenorrhea placebo group, with only very few undesirable side effects.

In other study with the same group of women, researchers found that treatment of preparation to women with sterility and oligomenorrhea, can induce pregnancy over a period of 3-6 months with a attractive rate.

Promisingly, in a randomized double blind study to test the effect of Vitex agnus castus preparation (Strotan capsules) vs. placebo, involved 52 women with luteal phase defects due to latent hyperprolactinaemia, women who are taking the daily dose of one capsule (20 mg) Vitexagnus castus preparation reserved the elevated pituitary prolactin and normalized deficits in luteal phase length and increased luteal phase progesterone synthesis. comparable to placebo, after three month of therapy.

Dr. Milewicz A, the lead researcher said, "Side effects were not seen, two women treated with the Vitex agnus castus preparation got pregnant. The tested preparation is thought to be an efficient medication in the treatment of luteal phase defects due to latent hyperprolactinaemia".

Taking together, Chaste tree berry may have a pharmaceutical value in promoting pregnancy in women with sterility and oligomenorrhea, but large doses should be taken with care against toxicity.

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(1) Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of Fertilityblend: a nutritional supplement for improving fertility in women by Westphal LM1, Polan ML, Trant AS.(PubMed)
(2) [Vitex agnus castus extract in the treatment of luteal phase defects due to latenthyperprolactinemia. Results of a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind study].
[Article in German]by Milewicz A1, Gejdel E, Sworen H, Sienkiewicz K, Jedrzejak J, Teucher T, Schmitz H.(PubMed)
(3) [The efficacy of the complex medication Phyto-Hypophyson L in female, hormone-related sterility. A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical double-blind study].[Article in German]by Bergmann J1, Luft B, Boehmann S, Runnebaum B, Gerhard I.(PubMed)