Description: Vitex trifolia, also known as simpleleaf chastetree or Man Jing Zi in Pinyin, is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine and described by “Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic” as one of the supreme Chinese herbs. Traditionally it is considered an herb that is good at alleviating fever, helping mucus for easier expulsion, lowering blood pressure, inhibiting the reproduction of viruses, and so on. That’s to say, it treats a wide range of diseases, including common cold, prosopalgia, chronic tracheitis, sinusitis, periodontitis, rheumatism, and more.
“Man” means vine in Chinese, and “Man Jing” is a kind of vine which grows to three meters long. It grows in swampy areas. New leaves appear on the old branches in spring, by May they have taken on the appearance of apricot leaves. It blossoms in June, having red and white flowers with yellow pistil and stamens. The fruit appears in September and has black spots on its shell.
Its medicinal uses were discovered thousands of years ago in China, where traditionally uses it to cure a range of ailments. Today more health benefits about it are being found. Main Uses: Treatment of heat and cold between tendons and bones, damp bi type cramps, brightens the eyes, and strengthens the teeth. Prolonged use of this herb can prevent aging. Man Jing can treat headache caused by wind, ringing in the head, lacrimation and benefit qi. It can enliven and brighten the spirit, and has been said to be able to expel pathogenic qi and help the hair to grow. It could free up the joints, treat epilepsy, red eyes, tai yang type headache. It can treat heaviness in the head brighten the eyes, disperse pathogenic wind, cool menstrual blood, treat aching eyes, soothe liver wind, treat headache caused by wind, darken head hair and treats mastitis in the early stages.
Menstrual and menopausal disorders
Increased production of lutenizing hormone production
Stimulates milk flow
Seems to regulate estrogen
Inflammation of womb lining
Re-establishes normal ovulation after cessation of the pill
Corpus luteum hormone effect
Hoe to use: Recommended dosage is from 6 to 10 grams in decoction, soaked wine, pills, or powder.