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Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

Medicinal Use: Acne, amenorrhea, fibrocystic breast syndrome, infertility, irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, improved lactation, hot flashes, ovarian cysts, PMS, uterine fibroids

Parts Used: Dried fruit

Form Used: Tincture, capsule, tea, tablet

Potential Side Effects: Occasional digestive upset, headaches, skin rash. Do not use if you are taking the birth control pill. Avoid during pregnancy unless specifically prescribed by a practitioner.

Comments: It's the most versatile female hormone-balancing herb.

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