Agnus castus

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Ag´nus cas´tus

1.(Bot.) A species of Vitex (Vitex agnus castus); the chaste tree.
And wreaths of agnus castus others bore.
- Dryden.
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And as in beauty she surpass'd the choir, So nobler than the rest was her attire; A crown of ruddy gold enclosed her brow, Plain without pomp, and rich without a show; A branch of Agnus Castus in her hand, She bore aloft her symbol of command.
I've just thrown out an expensive pack of agnus castus berry extract, bought on the spur of the moment after reading one article about its potential benefits.
Treatment for the premenstrual syndrome with agnus castus fruit extract: prospective, randomized, placebo controlled study.
Dr Glenville also says the herb agnus castus helps balance hormones.
Commonly used herbs include black cohosh, red clover and agnus castus.
The active substance was 8 mg, 20 mg, or 30 mg Vitex agnus castus fruit extract Ze 440 (60% ethanol Om, drug-extract ratio 6-12:1, standardized to casticin).
Vitamin E supplements and the herb agnus castus are helpful, but isoflavones - plant oestrogens found in soya, red clover and chickpeas - are more powerful.
A double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of Vitex agnus castus in premenstrual syndrome].
Agnus castus is one of the most important you can take at the menopause because it works as an adaptogen, generally balancing all hormone production.
For this beauty campaign, Frutarom will present the marine extract, Collactive, a green tea extract (EFLA 942), LinumLife flax lignans, SoyLife soy isoflavones and extracts of Superberry 6000, birch leaf and Agnus castus.
Annabel, aged 41, also credits homeopathy for regulating her menstrual cycle, as she takes agnus castus daily to balance her hormones in preparation for the menopause.