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Doctor insights on: Vitex Angus Castus

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Could I take vitex to help me ovulat??

Could I take vitex to help me ovulat??

Vitex: While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2181002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read more

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Is taking Vitex during your menstrual safe?

Is taking Vitex during your menstrual safe?

Yes: Vitex is derived from the chaste tree and contains mild phytoestorgens. It is recommended for menstrual cramps by those who use it. I am unaware of any literature suggesting Vitex is harmful. ...Read more

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I've heard of women using femaprin (vitex) pills for anovulation. Do they work?

I've heard of women using femaprin (vitex) pills for anovulation. Do they work?

No evidence it helps: There is some scientific evidence that vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry) may help with pms symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women with ovulation disorders. If you aren't ovulating regularly and are trying to conceive the safety of vitex when you're pregnant is unknown, so you should stop it when you get a positive pregnancy test if you conceive. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitex with out prescribtion and also when can I start taking this herb ?

It is not prescripti: It is an herb so not much scientific study. It is generally felt to be probably safe. Give it a try and see if you feel better. ...Read more