The five leaved chaste tree is also known as chaste tree berry. It is native to Central Asia and the Mediterranean. In Sanskrit is called nirgundi. Various parts of this tree are widely used in the Ayurveda as a natural cure for many health issues. This tree has many health benefits (such as preventing miscarriage and easing menopausal and pre – menstrual issues) which are making it a very good friend to all women across the world. But these are not the only health benefits of five leaved chaste tree. It has many other health benefits. Before you start using this tree in your diet, you need to talk with your doctor because he or she can help you to prevent any kind of side effect.
Five leaved chaste tree health benefits
Beneficial for dysmenorrhea: The five leaved chaste tree has anti – inflammatory and analgesic properties which can ease the pain and it will fight against the cramps that are experienced in dysmenorrhea.
Good for your respiratory system: When you make herbal tea from the leaves of chaste tree, then it can help to ease the phlegm accumulated in the respiratory tract. Also it clears the clogged passages, steadies the breath and enhances the ventilation. This is a reason why five leaved chaste trees in the Ayurvedic medicine is used as a natural treatment for pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma and bronchitis.
Cure for sinusitis and headaches: You should smoke some dry leaves of the five leaved chaste tree and inhale it for immediate relief if you suffer from an intense headaches due to common cold, migraine or sinusitis.
Helps in easing painful conditions affecting nervous system: You can consume the chaste tree tea internally because it can help you to get a relief from synovitis, sciatica and rheumatoid arthritis. Also it is working as a wonderful brain tonic and it can help in enhancing the memory power.
Beneficial for your circulatory system: The leaves of this tree can be used to ease any kind of edema in the circulatory system. Also it is very effective for treating inflammatory conditions affecting the liver and spleen.
Five leaved chaste tree benefits and uses
Useful for assorted digestive system disorders: The five leaved chaste tree can strengthen and enhance the functioning of the digestive system. Also it can help to improve digestion and it stimulates appetite. Also it is very helpful for easing the anorexia. It is acting as anthelmintic and it can be used as a digestive system cleansing agent.
Improves fertility levels in women: There are some studies in which are suggested that 200 mg of this herb can be used by women who suffer from many different infertility issues to overcome this hurdle.
Helps you tide over PMS smoothly: There was one study in which was shown that women who used nirgundi during their pre – menstrual phase were able to manage their irritating symptoms of PMS such as depression, cravings, fluid retention and anxiety in a better way. There are many women who have used this herb for three cycles and they have said that they have experienced a drastic decrease in PMS symptoms and many women even noticed that the symptoms ceased to exist.
Natural treatment for endometriosis: This is agonizingly painful situation which is characterized by the abnormal growth of endometrial cells in sites other than the uterus lining. These deposits are triggering the formation of scarred tissues. There are some studies in which are suggested that the five leaved chaste tree has the potential to ease the pain and other symptoms associated with endometriosis. You should take 400 mg of this herb on an empty stomach in the morning at least for six weeks because it can help you to combat the pain.
Eases menopausal symptoms: There are some studies in which are suggested that the chaste tree berries can enhance the progesterone levels. This can help to ease and alleviate menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and mood swings. But you should wait for at least eight to ten weeks to notice this difference.