A 30-year-old female asked:
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ttc. my doctor prescribed me vitex for mild pcos along with progesterone drops. what does vitex do exactly. all i have read is regarding pms symptoms.

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Alternative medicine: B"sd Is your dr a herbalist? "Vitex agnus-castus, also called vitex, chaste tree ... long believed to be an anaphrodisiac but its effectiveness remains controversial..modern uses include premenstrual syndrome, uterine disorders and mastodynia". See Activation of the mu-opiate receptor by Vitex agnus-castus methanol extracts: implication for its use in PMS. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;106(2):216-21.
Answered on Mar 17, 2016

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