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Monk's Pepper Tree / Hemp Tree (Vitex agnus-castus)



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Die Wirksamkeit gegen Beschwerden des Prämenstruellen Syndroms (PMS) ist wissenschaftlich erwiesen, jedoch tritt die Wirkung erst nach durchschnittlich drei Monatszyklen ein. Die Verwendung von Mönchspfeffer bei Endometriose ist noch nicht abschließend erforscht, es gibt aber Hinweise, dass Mönchspfeffer bei Endometriose entzündungs- und schmerzhemmend wirkt, einen hilfreichen Einfluss auf den Hormonhaushalt hat und das Wachstum der Endometrioseherde hemmen könnte.

Hilft Mönchspfeffer bei Endometriose?


The present review revealed that treatment with medicinal plants and phytoconstituents of medicinal plants had a significant role in endometriosis. In recent years, the surge for the use of medical plants to treat endometriosis has increased. A number of plants have been used conventionally to control endometriosis and thus for treating many gynecological disorders. Additionally, various studies verified that constituents isolated from plants, for instance, epigallocatechin gallate, curcumin, puerarin, ginsenoside, and resveratrol, can be used to treat endometriosis.

Novel Drug Targets with Traditional Herbal Medicines for Overcoming Endometriosis


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Monk's pepper, the "plant for women", belongs to the labiates family, just like many other medicinal plants, e.g. basil, lavender or sage. 

It is often used for menstrual problems and to relieve premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In particular, monk's pepper proves effective for irregular and painful periods (dysmenorrhea) and painfully swollen breasts (mastodynia).

The positive effect on endometriosis has not yet been sufficiently researched, but there is reason to believe so due to the good effect on primary menstrual pain and its anti-inflammatory attributes. 

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Ratings: From April 2022 to March 2023, we collected self-reported judgements from FemXX Community Members who report having Endometriosis. The ratings are not representing a medical judgement or scientific evaluation.

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