What is Agnus Castus?
Agnus Castus (Vitex Agnus Castus) is a shrub that grows in central Asia and Mediterranean countries. It grows up to 5m in height with delicate lavender or violet flowers but it's the fruit of 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’.
What is A.Vogel Agnus Castus?
A.Vogel Agnus Castus is a licensed herbal remedy intended for use by women suffering symptoms of PMS. 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.
How does A.Vogel Agnus Castus help with PMS & its associated symptoms?
A.Vogel Agnus Castus works to balance the hormone levels as it helps to increase progesterone, thus thwarting the oestrogen dominance that’s contributing to the monthly PMS miseries experienced by so many women. Agnus Castus needs to be taken every day of the month, and it may take up to three months to reach its full effect. However, if you think about it, that’s only three cycles and fortunately, the majority of women notice improvements within 1-2 cycles.
Can a woman on the Pill take A.Vogel Agnus Castus?
No. A.Vogel Agnus Castus cannot be used alongside any other hormone-balancing products, such as the Pill or the Mirena coil, for example. The reason for the contraindications is that contraceptives work by deliberately creating in imbalance in your hormones. Agnus Castus will most likely rebalance them and in doing so, will prevent the medication from working.