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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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Fluoxetine versus Vitex agnus castus extract in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Se investigo el papel de los arbutos autosembrados Vitex agnus castus y Euphorbia characias ssp.
Once again agnus castus should not be used by women on the pill or using a hormone preparation.
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.
Other herbs that may be beneficial include Dong Quai (500 mg to 1000 mg two or three times daily); evening primrose oil (500mg three or four times daily); ginseng (100 mg to 500 mg three times daily); and Vitex agnus castus (175 mg daily).
Agnus Castus and Macer Floridus, in Stockholm Royal Library MSS X.
We usually recommend agnus castus extract and red clover isoflavones.
Treatment of premenstrual syndrome with a phytopharmaceutical formulation containing Vitex agnus castus.
I would use Vitex agnus castus as a hormonal balancer and blend it with a range of herbs depending on the symptoms.