Agnus Castus Herbal Remedy
The name agnus castus is derived from the Greek word for chaste as the ancient Greeks thought the plant calmed sexual passion.
Its common names of chasteberry and monks pepper also gives some
indication of its historical usage. Its reputation as both an aphrodisiac and anaphrodisiac lies in its normalising effect.
Nowadays research has proven that extract of Agnus castus fruit is an effective and well tolerated treatment
for the relief of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
Agnus Castus has traditionally been used for:
Treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Balancing the menstrual cycle
Promoting breast milk flow
Improving female fertility
Treating menopausal symptoms
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Side effects and contraindications:
Agnus castus has not been associated with serious side effects.
However, in rare situations it can cause gastrointestinal problems, acne-like rashes, and
As it may affect certain hormone levels, women who are
pregnant or taking birth control pills or who have a hormone-sensitive
condition (such as breast cancer) should avoid agnus castus.
Agnus castus is not suitable for children
Because it may affect the dopamine system in the brain,
people taking dopamine-related medications should also avoid using agnus castus.