AGNUS CASTUS TABLETS (CHASTEBERRY FRUIT EXTRACT)
Vitex, Monk’s pepper, Wild pepper, Chasteberry Tree
Native Mediterranean plant
Agnus Castus mainly belongs to the Verbenaceae family of plants. One of the most well-known effects of this herb is its usage for treatment of various gynecological and obstetric disorders. There appears to be a history of usage in Greece for menstrual problems, inflammation, pain, swelling, headaches, rheumatism, and sexual dysfunction.
Mainly it is a female friendly herb. And is highly beneficial for the treatment of irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility and menopause. Furthermore, it appears useful for treating female infertility, “lumpy” (fibrocystic) breasts. As well as, it can be helpful in miscarriage prevention in women with low levels of a hormone called progesterone. It is helpful for controlling bleeding, increasing breast milk, and after childbirth helping the body force out the placenta. Moreover, it increases the flow of urine in men. It also has its application for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In addition, it also reduces the sexual desires.
This adaptogenic herb has the capability to aid various maladies, which can befall females as part of their monthly cycles. Herbalists believe that this herb is an organic source of progesterone, which is useful for balancing the ratio of oestrogen to progesterone. It can successfully jump start the regular menstrual cycle as well as can be especially useful when coming off the birth control pill.
2. MISCARRIAGE AND INFERTILITY:
As progesterone plays a vital role in conception as well as sustaining pregnancy, so this herb may also be a first step before trying any infertility treatments. Progesterone is necessary to thicken the uterine lining, along with that it help with luteal phase defects. It is the period between menstruation and ovulation during woman’s menstrual cycle that is typically 10-17 days long. Here it is important to mention that insufficient luteal phase can lead to problems with conception and miscarriage.
Agnus-castus tablets are almost safe when taken by mouth appropriately. While, some uncommon side effects includes nausea, upset stomach, itching, rash, trouble sleeping, headaches, acne, as well as weight gain. Some females notice a slight change in menstrual flow when they start taking it.
|Agnus-castus, microcrystalline cel-lulose (plant fiber), calcium, silica
WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING
Using agnus castus tablets during pregnancy or breast-feeding can possibly be unsafe. The reason is that vitex agnus-castus can interfere with hormones. So, it is recommended that don’t use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
HORMONE-SENSITIVE CONDITIONS LIKE UTERINE FIBROIDS; ENDOMETRIOSIS; OR CANCER OF THE UTERUS, BREAST, OR OVARIES:
As mentioned above, agnus castus tablets can affect hormones. Ans in addition, it might affect estrogen levels. So, don’t use them if you are suffering from any of the hormone-sensitive condition.
Agnus castus tablets comprises some chemicals that can affect the brain. Therefore, it is not is not good for you specially if you are getting the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Because agnus-castus might affect therapy for Parkinson’s disease.
IN VITRO FERTILIZATION:
Agnus castus tablets can affect the effectiveness of vitro fertilization. So, don’t use vitex agnus-castus if you are undergoing this procedure
SCHIZOPHRENIA OR OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS:
Agnus castus tablets can affect a chemical present in the brain called dopamine. If you are taking any medications for mental disorders to help decrease dopamine. Don’t use agnus-castus because it might affect the therapy for such mental disorders.
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Every 1000mg Contains:
- Agnus Castus fruit extract. 1000mg
For oral use only. For women experiencing premenstral symptoms, take one tablet daily. Agnus castus tablets should be taken at the same time of day if possible (morning or evening). Swallow the tablet whole with some water or other liquid.
Agnus-castus, microcrystalline cel-lulose (plant fiber), calcium, silica.
Do Not Exceed The Stated Dose. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Do not use if you are breastfeeding. Do not use if you are under 18 years of age. Do not use if you are suffereing from a pituitary disorder.