Chasteberry is effective in treating endocrine abnormalities such as Cushings disease and dermatosis. Chasteberry is estrogen active and has a pronounced effect on hormone balance. It comtains hormone likea substances that bind receptors and is therefore used in progesterone imbalance situations. Chasteberry is a well-known herb that has been used for centuries in Europe for hormonal imbalances in women. In animal studies, chasteberry has been reported to diminish release of follicle-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary while increasing the release of luteinizing hormone and prolactin. It also contains constituents that bind to dopamine (d1 and d2) receptors and seem to inhibit prolactin release. What is Cushing's disease? Cushing's disease results from an excess of adrenal gland hormones. It is a common side-effect of drugs like Prednisone, which is often prescribed to treat dog arthritis, allergies and other ailments. Cushing's disease can also result from a benign tumor on one of the adrenal glands or the pituitary gland. Symptoms of Cushing's disease include: Increased thirst and appetite Frequent urination Loss of hair Skin problems Panting High blood pressure Increased susceptibility to infections If left untreated, Cushing's disease can lead to even worse conditions like diabetes and heart problems.