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This is “the plant for women”, recognized by it’s “horny”phalic purple vertical flower cluster and 5 finger pointy leaves slightly resembling marijuana. The berries, young leaves, stems and flowers can be used raw right off the tree, or as tea, for menstrual pain and problems, breast pain and problems, hormone issues, menopause, fertility, acne, PMS. Stimulates the pituitary to raise progesterone levels. Progesterone stimulates bone growth. This hormone also converts to estrogen which prevents bone loss. Source of bioflavonoids. Berries are considered a tonic for both male and female reproductive systems. Do not take while pregnant. Also used for inflammation issues like sore throat, tonsils, stomach pain, intestinal inflammation, joint inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism etc. Just grab some leaves, berries and make tea.
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According to some of the letters I have received over the years, red clover and agnus castus are herbal remedies that have also helped women to fall pregnant.
Fluoxetine versus Vitex agnus castus extract in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Vitex agnus castus. Aust J Med Herbalism 1993; 15 : 63-5.
Vitex (Vitex agnus castus) is one of the supreme female reproductive tonics.
* Agnus castus or chastetree has been a popular herb for women to use for centuries.
Vitex Agnus Castus, more commonly known as Monks' Pepper or The Chaste Tree, is a shrub which has been in cultivation since 1570.
In an impressively large German study, 1,634 women with PMS were given a product derived from the chaste tree, Vitex agnus castus. Overall, 81% of the participants in this open-label study reported being very much improved.
In an impressively large German study, 1.634 women with PMS were given a product derived from the chaste tree, Vitex agnus castus. Overall, 81% of the participants in this open-label study reported being very much improved.
Agnus Castus: This is considered to be the best remedy for hot flushes.
Try Kira St John's Wort/Kira Agnus Castus. Research revealed that the symptoms of PMS, including anxiety, low mood and fatigue, may be significantly reduced when a standardised extract of St John's Wort or Agnus Castus are taken on a regular basis.