Most women are familiar with the symptoms of premenstrual tension, which happen in the days leading up to their period and can impact on their quality of life.1 Mild premenstrual symptoms occur in up to 70% menstruating women.1
Vitex relieves premenstrual tension
Although premenstrual symptoms vary from woman to woman, one common symptom is breast tenderness.1 Vitex, or chaste tree, is used traditionally in Western herbal medicine to decrease symptoms of premenstrual tension, including breast tenderness.
Period pain relief
Many women are also no stranger to period pain, which is usually most painful leading up to and at the start of a period.2 It tends to be felt in the lower abdomen but may extend to the lower back and legs.2
According to traditional use in Western herbal medicine, taking vitex relieves period pain.
Vitex reduces irregular periods and supports women‚Äôs reproductive health
Vitex is also traditionally taken in Western herbal medicine to reduce irregular periods, regulate a healthy menstrual cycle and to support women‚Äôs reproductive system health.
References1. Victoria State Government. Last updated Dec 2019 and accessed Jan 2020 from betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/premenstrual-syndrome-pms2. Victoria State Government. Last updated Oct 2018 and accessed Jan 2020 from betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/menstruation-pain-dysmenorrhoea
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.