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Chasteberry is the fruit from the chaste tree, which is native to Central Asia and the Mediterranean. It was believed to promote chastity and was used by monks in the Middle Ages to decrease sexual desire. It was also used for reproductive disorders. Today, chasteberry is used as a supplement for menstrual problems, menopause symptoms, infertility and more.

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›  Health benefits

There isn’t a lot of strong research to show the effectiveness of chasteberry. A few studies have looked at the use of chasteberry for breast pain and infertility, but there isn’t enough reliable evidence to know if it helps. So far there is no evidence that chasteberry helps with menstrual symptoms.

›  How much do I need?

The dosage varies depending on age and what it is being used for. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels, and consult your pharmacist, physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Women on birth control or hormone replacement therapy, or who have a hormone-sensitive condition, should not use chasteberry. People taking dopamine-related medications, such as certain antipsychotic drugs and Parkinson’s disease medication, should avoid using it as well.

›  Dietary supplements

Chasteberry can be found as a liquid extract, capsule, tablet or essential oil.

Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Please consult your health care provider before making changes to your vitamin/supplement regimen.

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