Also consider taking vitex, or chaste tree berry. This popular herb for PCOS helps increase the production of progesterone and regulate cycles. This elevated progesterone level can help stop the amenorrhea you may be experiencing as a result of your PCOS. Results from Vitex generally take 3 to 6 months.
- In addition to adding herbs to help with your PCOS, consider adding in other supplements as well. Marilyn Shannon, author of "Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition" recommends adding 1,000 milligrams of magnesium a day to help regulate insulin levels and the cellular response to insulin, as elevated insulin levels are associated with PCOS. Also, add 400 mcg of chromium picolinate and 30 milligrams of vanadium daily for insulin resistance associated with being overweight.