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For relief of premenstrual symptoms
What are the uses and benefits of A.Vogel Agnus castus? Agnus Castus is a licensed herbal remedy which can be used to help relieve symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) such as menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, bloating, irritability and mood swings.
It comes in the form of a tincture (liquid drops) and contains the extract of the fruit from the Agnus castus plant. Each 20 drop dose of A.Vogel Agnus castus provides you with over 500mg of extract.
Always read the leaflet.
100g of fresh plant tincture typically contains the tincture:
Each ml of oral liquid contains 895mg of tincture and is an extract of the fruit of Agnus castus (Vitex agnus-castus L.) (1:10). Ethanol 69.5% V/V
Women experiencing premenstrual symptoms: 15 to 20 drops in a little water twice daily.
Taking the maximum daily dose, you get 1,000 mg of Agnus castus extract, equivalent to 100mg dried berries.
The effects of this product may not be felt immediately. For best results you may need to take this product for up to 3 months.
Do not take more than 40 drops a day.
Not for use in children or those under 18 years of age. Do not use if you have a pituitary gland disorder, are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
See your doctor before taking any form of Agnus castus if you are suffering from an oestrogen-sensitive cancer, have suffered from a pituitary disorder or are taking dopamine agonists, or antagonists, oestrogens or anti-oestrogens.
Those using oral contraceptives, HRT or other hormonal preparations should seek medical advice before using Agnus castus. Occasional skin rashes have been reported.
Pregnancy and Nursing: This product is not recommended unless directed by a Healthcare Professional
Agnus castus is also sometimes known by scientists as Vitex agnus castus and because of this, some refer to it simply as Vitex. It is a shrub which grows up to 5m in height with delicate lavender or violet flowers. The plant grows mainly in the Mediterranean, although it also thrives in sub-tropical regions of Africa and the USA.
It is the fruit from the plant which is used medicinally. This use has been recorded since the time of Hippocrates. It was believed to be an anti-aphrodisiac, which explains some of the common names applied to Agnus castus including ‘Chaste Tree’, ‘Monk’s Pepper’ and ‘Chasteberry’.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will I need to take Agnus castus before I see an effect?
This varies from one person to another. Some women report an improvement in symptoms within the first month, but you may need to take Agnus castus for 3 months for the best results to be evident.
See your doctor if your symptoms persist, worsen or do not improve after 3 months.
2. Who can’t take Agnus castus?
Agnus castus is not suitable for women under 18 years of age
It should not be taken by those allergic to any of the ingredients of the product
Do not use if you have a pituitary disorder
Do not use if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not use alongside any other hormone-balancing products, such as the Pill or the Mirena coil,
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