Monday, 21 August 2017

Herbal Therapy: Chaste Tree Berry, the Best MALE Osteoprotective Natural Medicine

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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Herbal medicine can only ease symptoms of the diseases gradually, depending to stage of the treatment which directly address to the causes.

Chaste tree berry is found to process an ability in reduced of MALE osteopenia turnover, the early sign of osteoporosis, a renowned institution study reported.

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.

Osteoporosis is a condition of thinning of bone and bone tissues as a result of the loss of bone density over a long period of times.

In a total of 60, 3-month-old male rats orchidectomized and divided into five groups with each group either received soy-free food (C), estradiol (E), testosterone (T) or Vitex agnus castus in different concentrations (AC high/AC low) for 12 weeks, rats treated with Vitex agnus castus at highest dose displayed a recover of 88.4% of trabecular bone area, 80.7% of trabecular number and 66.9% of the number of trabecular nodes compared with other administrations.

The study also found out that Vitex agnus castus is more protective in treating osteoprorsis in male population in compared female counter part.

Dr. Sehmisch S, the lead author said, " Vitex agnus castus demonstrated osteoprotective effects in males. It preserves the cortical as well as the trabecular bone and might be a safe alternative for HRT".

Further more, In the study to compare  group of animals (n = 8) treated subcutaneously (s.c.) with 60 mg/kg of Vac essential oil once a day for 3 weeks and control animals (n = 8) received sterile olive oil s.c. by the same schedule, Vitex agnus-castus L. (Vac) essential oil treated group also exerted a significant bone metabolism in 16-month-old male Wistar rats.

The osteoporosis protection can be observed through the lower of Serum osteocalcin (OC) and calcium (Ca2+) in Vitex agnus-castus L. (Vac) essential oil and decreased of bone turnover  treated group in compared control in middle-aged male rats..

Taking together, Chaste tree berry showed a strong support in reduced early onset of osteoporosis of male gander through improved bone metabolism and calcium status, but further large size and multi centers studies are necessary to validate this potency.

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(1) Vitex agnus castus as prophylaxis for osteopenia after orchidectomy in rats compared with estradiol and testosterone supplementation by Sehmisch S1, Boeckhoff J, Wille J, Seidlova-Wuttke D, Rack T, Tezval M, Wuttke W, Stuermer KM, Stuermer EK.(PubMed)
(2) Vitex agnus-castus essential oil affects thyroid C cells and bone metabolism in middle-aged male rats (Researchgate)

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