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Author: Christopher Hobbs
ISBN13: 978-1570671579
Title: Vitex: The Women's Herb
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Category: Alternative Medicine
Publisher: Book Pub Co; 2 edition (October 1, 2003)
Pages: 95

Vitex: The Women's Herb by Christopher Hobbs

Vitex: The Women's Herb. by. Christopher Hobbs. Throughout Europe Vitex is the number one herb used to help relieve the symptoms of female hormonal imbalance-such as depression, cramps, mood swings, water retention, and weight gain-associated with the menstrual cycle

by. Christopher Hobbs (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Christopher Hobbs, . c. is a fourth-generation herbalist and botanist with over 30 years experience in the field of medicinal herbs. Hobbs writes and lectures internationally and is a consultant to the herb industry. He currently practices acupuncture and phytotherapy in Davis, California.

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Hobbs, Christopher, . Vitex, The Women’s Herb. Summertown, Tennessee: Healthy Living Publications. Loch EG, Katzorke T. Diagnosis and treatment of dyshormonal menstrual periods in general practice. In Hobbs, C. Peters-Welte C, Albrecht M. Menstrual abnormalities and PMS: Vitex agnus castus.

Vitex agnus-castus (VAC) has been used since ancient Greek times and has been shown clinically to be effective for the treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome. However, its mechanism of action has only been partially determined. Compounds, fractions, and extracts isolated from VAC were used in this study to thoroughly investigate possible opioidergic activity bind and activate μ- and δ-, but not κ-opioid receptor subtypes (MOR, DOR, and KOR respectively)

Author : Christopher Hobbs. Publisher : Healthy Living Publications. New studies prove vitex to be as effective as commonly prescribed antidepressants in relieving physical symptoms, as well as mood swings, associated with PMS. Read about both the traditional and modern uses of vitex along with the differnces between liquid, powder, or tea forms of vitex. Finding out more about this amazing herb will help you determine if it might be right you. Users who liked this book, also liked.

The lack of modern controlled studies is surprising, given the herb’s extremely long history of use as a hormone balancing remedy and a legendary remedy to help subdue excited libidos among those who would remain chaste. This work may be soon forthcoming given the current re-awakening of interest in this ancient herb. Botany and Natural Occurance of Chaste Tree. Vitex, a genus from the Verbenaceae, consists of about 60 species in the tropics and subtropics in both hemispheres

Discover how vitex can help with PMS, menopause, hormonal imbalances, irregular cycles, and fibroid cysts. Learn about its historical and traditional uses, what kinds of vitex products are best, and how to use them.

Women's Herbs, Women's Health. by Christopher Hobbs, Kathi Keville. ISBN 9781883010478 (978-1-883010-47-8) Softcover, Interweave Press, 1998. Find signed collectible books: 'Women's Herbs, Women's Health'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

Vitex : The Women's Herb. By (author) Christopher Hobbs, With Michael Miovic.

Throughout Europe Vitex is the number one herb used to help relieve the symptoms of female hormonal imbalance--such as depression, cramps, mood swings, water retention, and weight gain--associated with the menstrual cycle. Vitex extracts are also prescribed for uterine fibroid cysts and to help ease the discomforts of menopause This book explains everything there is to know about vitex--both its traditional and modern uses--as well as the latest scientific findings, and information on how to take the herb, whether in the form of liquid, powder, or tea.
Reviews: 4
This is a very simple, easy-to-read book, chock full of USEFUL, EASY-TO-FOLLOW information and basic formulas.

Not only does the author do an incredible job of keeping the topic of a simple herb interesting, he is very clear in dispelling the herb as a sort of feminine panacea. Throughout the book, he stays grounded in science and practice, even mentioning complimentary herbs. I particularly appreciate his writing style as he sticks strictly to the subject and does not make celestial or supernatural claims (i.e. plants having souls and such).

My point/star deduction is primarily due to Fibroid issue in that its prominence on the back cover is not as clearly reflected in the book. I must admit that when I first started reading the book, I intended to give it 2 stars, because on the back cover it states:

"vitex helps women cope with :
-Irregular cycles
-Fibroid Cysts"

Retrospectively, it seems that the items are listed as they appear (content heavy) in the book. So, for instance: If, when reading the back cover, and then flipping through this book, you'll (seemingly) find very little, if anything about Fibroids, as there is no clearly marked section addressing fibroids. I think that's important for readers to know. Furthermore, the book does not address sub-mucosal fibroids, so if that's your issue, this is NOT the book for you. In several ways, the author admits that the herb has a substantially positive impact on about 85% of its users.

I would definitely buy this book again and the author's writing style, coupled with the many references he makes to clinical trials, articles and practitioners representing herbal, allopathic Chinese and ayurvedic medicines is greatly appreciated and quite impressive.
This is a wonderful little book that can be read in one sitting and can be come back to time and time again. It will definitely go in my collection of health books. The information is neatly organized, approached in a very friendly manner and at the same time, written with the scientific background that I was looking for. The book begins by discussing the history of vitex, an herb that has been used for over 2,000 years to assist in restoring and balancing women's hormones and aiding with PMS, menopause, irregular menstrual cycles, fribroid cysts and even teenage acne! The book discusses prior and current research, explains thoroughly how vitex actually restores hormonal balance and describes the different ways to take it and at what recommended dosage. The appendix does an even more thorough job for those of us wishing to read up on research studies done in recent times in relation to vitex in treating various women's health conditions. Wonderful read if you are considering taking this herb or are currently taking it and are wondering how it actually works.
Thank You!!!