The concept of herbal healing has been around for thousands of years. Over the past centuries, the Chinese culture has utilized many different types of herbs from all around the world and incorporated them into their healing and treatments of ailments. Many of the herbs they use work effectively in preventing and neutralizing the various problems they are being used as a treatment for. As the push for natural healing concepts becomes more evident in other parts of the world, specifically the United States, there has been a great emphasis put on the use of herbs as preventative substance as well as for treating various ailments that medication is normally used for.
Now that herbal remedies have moved into the mainstream, research is consistently being conducted on the various herbs that were used to treat normal ailments in the Chinese culture; many of the findings as a result of this research have been astounding, with new findings coming out on a regular basis.
Among some of the more popular herbs with widely known healing properties is the Vitex herb. The vitex comes from a lush shrub that grows in and around the Mediterranean region. The fruit extracts of this plant are where the healing properties of the herb reside, and they have extremely positive effects in: increasing progesterone production in women which can help regulate monthly cycles and reduce the irritation of the symptoms that come with PMS and even menopause. It is even speculated that the vitex herb can help in neutralizing infertility.
The research being conducted in the area of alternative medicine focusing on herbology has relinquished some truly exciting results. Vitex is just one of the many relatively recently discovered herbs to contain seemingly miraculous healing and preventative properties, with more findings arising on a semi-regular basis.