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Vitex, or chaste berry, is actually a fruit, albeit the size of a peppercorn. Vitex is known for its effectiveness for PMS, irregular periods, infertility, and menopause. I can tell you first hand that vitex not only took away my menstrual cramping, it helped me to conceive after many years of infertility.
Vitex has something called dopaminergic compounds which help to positively affect our hormones. While chase berry isn't a hormone itself, it can help the body raise its own levels of progesterone -- which, if they are too low your body cannot sustain a pregnancy.
Vitex directly acts with the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and increases luteinizing hormone. Vitex can reduce uterine fibroids, clear up acne, treat endometriosis, and promote lactation. It lower menopause symptoms and treats enlarged prostates.
Lastly, vitex isn't just for hormonal issues. It also has anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. I would utilize this herb from the teenage years on.