Skip to main content

Chaste Tree: 30 Days In

You may call it Vitex, Vitex Berry, or Chaste Tree. So, what exactly is Chaste Tree? It's supposed to be the mother of all herbs for female hormonal balance. Which is why I chose to add it to help manage my PCOS. You can read how it made me feel after two weeks here, but this is how I feel after 1 month of usage.
Vitex itself doesn't contain any hormones, but it is nutritive to the hormonal feedback loop. Before I take any new supplement, I always scour the internet for testimonies on the usage and side effects. Everything in my PCOS journey and management is stemmed from here. According to Hethir (whom I love! 💓) here are some benefits from using Vitex:
  • Increases Progesterone
  • May help prevent miscarriage 
  • Relieves PMS
  • Helps Amenorrhea (no period)
  • Uterine Cysts
  • Acne

Vitex takes time in order to see any results. That being said: I have seen no results 30 days in. I've been spotting the entire time I've been taking it. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Which is annoying, but I'm rolling with the punches. I ordered 2 batches of Mama Cloth panty liners, so I'm good! 👌👍😎

I originally ordered a 1 ounce bottle, just to get the ball rolling. This is an herb that is best taken long term, and can take 3-6 months before I see results. So I ordered a 4 ounce bottle that I expect to last 4 months. I take it everyday in the morning on an empty stomach. I don't mix it with water or juice, I take it directly under the tongue. It's bitter and gross, but most herbs are. I only take Herb Pharm brand tinctures. Brand does matter! Hopefully at my next check in I will be able to share some results. 

Have you ever tried Vitex? In what form? 



Popular posts from this blog

Vlog Magick v.6: My Growing Walgreen's Addiction

Hey, lovelies! It's been a while. May is still Mental Health Awareness month, so I'm exercising working on myself this month. It's especially important to me because I'm getting a year older in my dirty thirty's. It's both bittersweet and eye opening. I'm finding my depths this month, more so than I have ever been tried in all my 31 years. I'm finding a strength I didn't know I had in myself, and it's growing everyday. I still have many obstacles to overcome, but day by day, a girl is kicking the ass of all the negativity coming my way. I just keep reminding myself and telling myself that this season is almost over. I'm still winning in my own special way. Lovelies, what ways are you taking care of yourself this month?

Adulting: Mental Health Awareness Month

I didn't realize my birth month is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. Funny how the first day of the month I have a complete mental breakdown. I'm fine now. Actually the next day I was doing much better.

I knew that transitioning my blog from my budding writing career to a lifestyle blog would be an interesting transition. I am usually secretive and tend to keep my feelings to myself. I knew that somewhere there would be an enemy or foe scowling at my posts, or making jokes at my expense. Which is fine, it comes with the territory. I don't do this for you, I do this for the lone girl that's out there like me. For the person who thinks they are the only one who suffers. I'm open because I'm strong enough to be open. I'm open about my PCOS and the facial hair that comes with it, because I'm inspired by those women who were brave enough to share their experiences.

I'm experiencing what I'm coining 'Environmental Sadness'. My surroundings are mak…