Vitex: The Women's Herb

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Vitex, a beautiful plant with violet blossoms, has been used to treat a variety of women's health issues for centuries. Here Christopher Hobbs presents the most recent scientific research and modern clinical experience to support the successful use of vitex to balance female sexual hormones. If you or someone you know needs help with female hormone balance, it's likely that vitex -- and this book -- can help. Hobbs summarizes new studies that prove vitex to be as effective as commonly prescribed antidepressants ...
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Overview

Vitex, a beautiful plant with violet blossoms, has been used to treat a variety of women's health issues for centuries. Here Christopher Hobbs presents the most recent scientific research and modern clinical experience to support the successful use of vitex to balance female sexual hormones. If you or someone you know needs help with female hormone balance, it's likely that vitex -- and this book -- can help. Hobbs summarizes new studies that prove vitex to be as effective as commonly prescribed antidepressants in relieving physical symptoms, as well as mood swings, associated with PMS. Find out more about this amazing herb and whether or not it might be right for you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570671579
  • Publisher: Healthy Living Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The History of Vitex 9
Modern Research 12
How Vitex Works 14
Using Vitex 20
Vitex and Constitutional Types 24
Shopping for Vitex Products 27
Dose Forms 29
Clinical Experience of Modern Herbalists 32
Appendix A
Botany 38
Cultivation 39
Chemistry 40
Pharmacology 42
Pharmacy 49
Appendix B
Human Studies and Medical Indications 54
Appendix C
Vitex Versus Synthetic Hormone Therapy 74
Recommended Reading 87
References 88
About the Author 95
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