Vitex agnus-castus

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chaste tree

Herbal medicine
A tree with berries that contain phytoestrogens, which have been used for menstrual dysfunction, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, increased libido, acne in adolescence and to promote lactation; it is believed by some to be an aphrodisiac.

Vitex agnus-castus

(vi'teks? ag'nus kast'us) [L., lit. “chaste-lamb chaste tree”] See: chaste tree berry
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Red sweet potato was added to our range of hormone-balancing tinctures that included red clover, black cohosh and agnus castus. As a completely safe and natural way of skipping a menstrual cycle or two, the sweet potato tincture at twice the normal dose of 10 drops a day (or chewing a golf-ball size of the sweet potato) helped many ladies take part in religious or sporting events that they would otherwise have missed out on.
Fix it: Again, try agnus castus to balance the hormones.
This is also in agreement with the close recommendation of the Agnus castus monograph provided by the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (E/S/C/O/P 2003) and the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products of the European Medicine Agency (HMPC 2010).
[A double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of Vitex agnus castus in premenstrual syndrome].
Agnus castus helps to normalise the function of the pituitary gland, which controls and balances the hormones in our body.
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. Furthermore, visitors to the Frutarom stand will be able to gain in-depth insights into the company's scientifically backed weight management ingredients.
None of us has taken any antibiotics for years." 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.
Agnus Castus (Chastberry) extract, which is available from health food shops, has been shown to lessen the psychological symptoms for some women.
Most of the phytooestrogens-based preparations freely available on the market are proposed as legal and non-toxic anti-oestrogenic compounds (to counterbalance the side effects of anabolic steroids, mainly based on methoxyflafones (Usui, 2006)), as fat lowering products or sexual enhancing compounds based mainly on plant extracts from Commiphora Mukul (Guggulsterone), Eurycoma Longifolia (methoxyflavone), Vitex Agnus Castus and Astragalus Root (isoflavones).
Linda Woolven, author of The Smart Woman's Guide to PMS and Pain-Free Periods, is a keen advocate of the herb, chaste tree berry (Agnus Castus).
Or you may prefer to try herbal remedies like agnus castus or evening primrose oil lorem.