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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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Fix it: Again, try agnus castus to balance the hormones.
Treatment of cyclical mastalgia with a solution containing a Vitex agnus castus extract: results of a placebo-controlled double-blind study.
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).
Agnus castus helps to normalise the function of the pituitary gland, which controls and balances the hormones in our body.
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).
PremHerb (above left) contains 4mg of dry extract of the Agnus Castus fruit and costs pounds 7.
Or you may prefer to try herbal remedies like agnus castus or evening primrose oil lorem.
Agnus castus or chastetree has been a popular herb for women to use for centuries.
Here are some suggestions to consider: p HERBS Studies have shown that the herb agnus castus may help to adjust the hormone balance by increasing the amount of progesterone available.