Originally Posted by vermontana
the2amigos: Vitex is also known as Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus castus. It is a berry, and is used as a female reproductive tonic, used for irreg. periods, PMS, infertility and menopause. It is really good for normalizing the cycle, esp after use of bc pills, or just if you have really irregular cycles. It has a stimulating effect on the pituitary gland, which regulates hormone production. It is helpful for balancing the estrogen to progesterone ratio. You can buy it in bulk at herb stores or natural food stores and use it in teas, or make a tincture (best choice). You can also buy vitex capsules, but I have found capsulated herbs to be less effective than an alcohol based tincture, since capsules have to be digested and aren't assimilated as quickly.