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Vitex Chaste Berry Tree Whole .25lb

Vitex Chaste Berry Tree Whole .25lb

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Chasteberry has been used for more than 2,500 years to treat various conditions. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, it was used for a variety of gynecologic conditions. As far back as Hippocrates, Chasteberry was recommended for menstrual complaints. In medieval times, the Chasteberry (botanically known as Vitex agnus-castus) was thought to suppress the libido of both males and females. Legend has it that monks once chewed on the dried berries in an effort to adhere to their vows of celibacy. In Europe, Chasteberry is now recommended more often than any other herb for relieving the symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome).

Indigenous to the Mediterranean region, the Chaste tree (actually a small shrub that bears violet flowers and reddish black berries) is now found in subtropical climates around the globe. In the fall, its ripe berries are dried. Similar to peppercorns in shape, chasteberries also have a slightly peppery taste. Other common names for this herb include vitex, monk’s pepper, and chaste tree berry.

On a different note, many horse owners have discovered that Chasteberry has a remarkably healing effect upon the syndrome known as Cushings that can be so devastating to their equine friends. Multiple customers have reported remarkable turnarounds in even seemingly hopeless cases.

Note: Do not take Chasteberry/Vitex if you are pregnant, nursing, or if you are taking medications. If you are on medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning to use Vitex in case of any potential interactions.

Storage: Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container.

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5 of 5 Shedding out better as he gets older July 9, 2014
Reviewer: Patti  
My 25 year old Appaloosa shed out his coat better than he ever has this summer. Almost five years ago, my vet and I suspected that he might have the appearance of early Cushings. I have given him a tbsp. of chaste tree berry (I grind the whole berries in a cheap coffee grinder)in the morning and again in the evening on top of his low starch feed (no molasses) ever since.  He gets timothy hay only, or a very light timothy alfalfa mix, and Omega Grande Complete as a general supplement.  He looks amazing, runs around with his 4 year old pasture mate, is a perfect weight, and I will continue to give him the chaste tree berry!

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4 of 5 great for horses with cushings May 11, 2014
Reviewer: Gale  
I've been using chaste tree berries for my 29 yr old gelding for the past 4 yrz to treat his Cushing with great success.  It has helped him shed out.  Last winter I needed to increase his dose up to 1 tbls 2x day as his weight kept dropping.  My vet also suggested to feed him Timothy/alfalfa hay pellets. The weight came back. He is looking great this spring.

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5 of 5 Thank you! January 6, 2014
Reviewer: Betsy  
I got my info from a rescue site. They use the Chaste Tree berry Powder year round on all their Cushings horses, including geldings. They do not claim to be doctors nor do I. They swear by the results and I know Pergolide can have bad side effects. the amount they prescribe is 1 tsp. two x a day, a heaping one for larger horses. they feed it for 3 weeks on and a week off so they don't build immunity. My horse had Cushings and Lymes, she has only been on the powder about a month, and was also on Doxy for the Lymes, but she isn't cranky like she was which was unlike her...I feed the powder, don't want to grind and put it in her senior and she never slows down. spring will be interesting but i hear lots of good reports and natural is always better! blessings to you and your 22 yr. old baby, my paint is 26!

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5 of 5 I mix it into apple sauce November 11, 2013
Reviewer: Cheryl Infantino  
I give my mare MSM for inflammation (she's 22 yrs old). She doesn't like the taste of that. So I mix the chaste tree berry and MSM in a little dish with some apple sauce and water then put the mixture in a syringe. I can't think of any other way. If your mare gets tired of the applesauce, you can always try some watered down molasses. Horses really like that too.

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5 of 5 For our mare it works like a charm. November 3, 2013
Reviewer: Ricky  
I had the problem of finding a way to get my mare to take the chaste berry. If you are treating for cushings or IR, you should NOT be allowing any sugar or simple carbs into the diet.

What we did was soak 5-6 alfalfa cubes until they break apart really nice and almost make a mash. Then, we mix in the chaste berry powder.

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