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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
She recommended better nutrition and using herbs like agnus castus or black cohosh to improve hormonal output.
A survey by Care Agnus Castus PMS Relief Capsules found that half of women suffer with bloating because of premenstrual syndrome.
As I've seen with my patients, the herb agnus castus can be very useful here by helping to rebalance the hormones and can be safely taken even if you are breast-feeding.
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.
Treatment for premenstrual syndrome with Vitex agnus castus: A prospective, randomized, multi-center placebo controlled study in China.
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.