Chasteberry is not only an ornamental shrub with beautiful white flowers, but also a plant that has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. The range of its uses is impressively wide. Unfortunately, it is quite sensitive to low temperatures. What does it have positive effects on?
Properties of the plant
Research carried out on the plant yielded some unexpected results – it turned out that it is rich in polyphenols, which are natural antioxidants and excellent at fighting free radicals. The extract from the plant has anti-inflammatory properties and is valued in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Its use reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. In addition, it is valued in the prevention of various cancers, especially stomach cancer. This herb with numerous positive properties is also appreciated for its positive influence on our immunity and is taken when problems with cold appear.
What are the contraindications for the use of purge?
Caution is recommended when used by young children and pregnant women. It is not recommended to take more than the recommended daily dose of an infusion or capsules of purge extract.