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Why Are Women Excited About Chaste Tree?

29 March 2018 No Comment

As any reader knows, there’s a significant disconnect between Western medicine and science, and the traditional and natural medicines that have been used for centuries. And while traditional medicines are regularly validated by small Western studies, it seems that the medical research industry simply doesn’t have the motivation to assess the properties of plant-based drugs, mostly because synthetic medications can achieve much higher profit.

This leaves normal people in a tough situation. Many are worried about side effects and abuse potential of some pharmaceuticals, and may find them highly expensive even if they’re safe. On the other hand, potentially beneficial natural medicines are often affordable and safe by comparison but may suffer from lack of study.

What Does Chaste Tree Do?

Chaste tree is a natural supplement of exactly this type. There have been numerous small studies of chaste tree, some of which strongly suggest that it is potentially beneficial for certain female reproductive system discomfort symptoms. However, other studies don’t seem to agree, and this apparent discord has led Western medicine, in general, to recommend pharmaceuticals instead of chaste tree.

There is one major exception. The German national medical system recommends the use of chaste tree, and its isolates and extracts, for the feminine discomfort symptoms already mentioned. Apart from this not insignificant scientific stamp of approval, people interested in taking chaste tree as medicine are mostly reliant upon anecdotal accounts.

As with many natural supplements, there is a strong culture of conversation and experience-sharing on the internet for chaste tree. Women of all ages and backgrounds regularly sound off about their personal findings when taking this supplement periodically, daily, or even multiple times daily. Experiences run the gamut, but patterns seem to emerge.

If one can generalize from reports seen in communities like Reddit or the passionate reviews left in the comment section of Amazon, one might conclude that chaste tree seems to do something.

Many anecdotal reports seem to mirror the findings of certain studies about chaste tree effect in vitro. Now remember, “in vitro” essentially means that the reported effects were observed in a test tube, not in the human body. The human body is complex and can change or eliminate effects observed in laboratory settings. But oftentimes, effects do “crossover” and it’s possible that this may be one of those cases.

Understanding the Differing Accounts of Chaste Tree

When evaluating a natural supplement for potential effects, one has to balance a number of disparate reports. Here they are for chaste tree:

Science: The scientific consensus seems to report that there is a possibility that chaste tree works for reproductive system discomfort symptoms.

Tradition: chaste tree has been used for centuries for the above purpose, but it was also used to suppress sexual desire in monks, which doesn’t seem to actually work.

Common Practice: chaste tree is still used as a folk medicine, in the United States and around the world, as an alternative to pharmaceutical intervention of common feminine reproductive cycle symptoms. Many anecdotes report potential benefit.

In all of these cases, there is a hint of optimism. Therefore, while an individual might not completely dependent on any one of these three important sources on its own, their combined voices seems to speak well of the possibilities of chaste tree. As they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”.

In the end, only you can decide is chaste tree works for you. If you decide to give it a try, make sure to go with a well-sourced product.

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