🌿Vitex is a herb used since ancient times to treat hormonal imbalance and to improve fertility. Vitex is also known as Chasteberry, and its scientific name is Angus-Castus. It primarily aids in relieving the symptoms associated with menstrual cycle, such as depression, mood swings, cramps, water retention, weight gain, and more.
Here are some ways in which vitex can treat fertility problems in you:
Benefits of Vitex for Women with Fertility Issues
- Increases Progesterone Levels
Vitex can play a huge role in optimizing progesterone levels to prepare you for pregnancy by stimulating the luteinizing hormone (LH) which is responsible for promoting ovulation. It also encourages the production of corpus luteum.
- Re-establishes Cycles
Women who have been on the hormonal birth control will find vitex very useful whilst they transition off it.
- Reduces Cysts
Vitex helps in healing fibroids, uterine cysts, and endometriosis.
- Lengthens Short Cycles
The second half of the menstrual cycle is called the luteal phase. It is at this time when progesterone production is stimulated. Short luteal phases in women can be caused when women are not ovulating or when their progesterone levels are very low. By increasing the luteinizing hormone, ovulation is promoted, and progesterone levels are improved as a result.
- Prevents Miscarriage
Due to the properties that enable the herb to boost progesterone levels, it can be very helpful in preventing miscarriages.
- Balances Menstrual Cycles
Vitex herb can be used to control and treat irregular menses.