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Chasteberry

What it’s good for
This herb comes from the verbena shrub variety and bears fruit that was traditionally chewed by monks to curb sexual desire. In modern times, the chaste berry’s hormonal balancing properties have been found to be good for PMS symptoms, perimenopausal (the period of time leading up to menopause) symptoms, reduces cyclic breast tenderness and fibrocystic breast disease.

Where to find it
In any major health food store.

How to take it
400 mg once a day

Safety
It is ill-advised to take chasteberry with oral contraceptives or other hormonal therapy. Pregnant women or nursing mothers should not take this herb either as it could have a negative effect on lactation.