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.
Dr Glenville also says the herb agnus castus helps balance hormones.
Description: Vitex agnus castus extract, alcohol, glycerin, aqua/water
Commonly used herbs include black cohosh, red clover and agnus castus.
Treatment of premenstrual syndrome with a phytopharmaceutical formulation containing Vitex 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.
I would use Vitex agnus castus as a hormonal balancer and blend it with a range of herbs depending on the symptoms.
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.