A traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.
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 to use
Women experiencing premenstrual symptoms: 15 to 20 drops in a little water twice daily.
Taking the maximum daily dose, you get 1,000 mg of Agnus castus extract, equivalent to 100mg dried berries.
The effects of this product may not be felt immediately. For best results, you may need to take this product for up to 3 months.
Do not take more than 40 drops a day. Not for use in children or those under 18 years of age. Do not use if you have a pituitary gland disorder, are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
See your doctor before taking any form of Agnus castus if you are suffering from oestrogen-sensitive cancer, have suffered from a pituitary disorder or are taking dopamine agonists, or antagonists, oestrogens or anti-oestrogens.
As with all herbal products or supplements, side effects can occur with the use of Agnus castus. The frequency of these side effects is not known – this means it is not known how often these reactions occur as there have not been enough reports to allow this information to be calculated.
Possible side effects resulting from the use of Agnus castus are:
- Headaches, dizziness, acne or menstrual disorders
- Digestive symptoms such as nausea or abdominal pain
- Allergic skin reactions
- Other allergic reactions – severe swelling of the face, breathlessness and difficulty swallowing. If these occur, stop taking the medicine immediately and seek medical advice.