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Wild Yam & Chaste Tree is designed to promote functioning of the glandular system in women.
Wild yam (also known as colic root, rheumatism root, Chinese yam, bitter yam) has historically been used to treat a variety of problems, such as cancer, diarrhea, colic and rheumatism. In large doses it has been used as a diuretic and an expectorant. Recently it has also been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Wild yam contains a sapogenin called diosgenin. Disogenin is a precursor to the hormone progesterone. Although yams do not actually contain progesterone, they do contain "plant estrogen" which does produce estrogenic effects. Wild yam extract has been shown to reduce fatigue, inflammation and stress related to menstruation. In fact, wild yam is a valuable anti-spasmodic, therefore, it is excellent in relieving menstrual cramps. In pregnant women, it is prompt in relieving nausea and can help prevent miscarriage.
Chaste tree (also known as monk's pepper, Indian spice, sage tree, hemp tree, wild pepper) has an interesting history. Pilgrims believed the tree to have magical qualities and would carry its boughs to ward off robbers and deter the bites of venomous creatures. Even earlier, Athenian women put the leaves of the tree in their beds and monks ground up the seeds for pepper, both actions being taken to ensure chastity.
Although these stories seem humorous, this tree has been shown to contribute positively to the many challenges to women's health. The seeds and berries contain hormone like substances and when used are able to adjust the production of female hormones. Modern research shows that the plant acts on the hormone producing systems of the body by stimulating progesterone production. Dr. Alan Stewart conducted a study in which subjects were given capsules of dried agnus-castus. 60% of the group experienced a reduction or elimination of PMS symptoms, including anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, and mood changes. Extracts of the chaste tree have also been successfully used for treating gynecological conditions, hyperprolactinemia, symptoms resulting from menopause, and menstrual irregularities.
Wild yam and chaste tree berries work synergistically in aiding the above mentioned problems. Female hormone irregularities are smoothed out and stabilized. Since the primary purpose of this combination is to "regulate," both over active and under active hormone-related conditions can benefit.
Wild Yam & Chaste Tree (100 capsules)