Chaste tree berry present in this supplement from Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions has been used for centuries to relieve menstrual symptoms. The berries are rich in glycosides like agnuside‚ flavonoids and essential oils. Chaste tree acts on dopamine-2 receptors in the pituitary gland and decreases the secretion of prolactin. This increases the formation of progesterone‚ which may alleviate symptoms of PMS like irritability‚ bloating and breast tenderness.
It could provide relief from menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and sweating that may be the result of hormonal changes controlled by the anterior pituitary.