Agnus castus Herbal Remedy

agnus castus

Key Uses  1 Hormone balancing
 2 Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
 3 Menopause Symptoms
Pregnancy Category  
 Use cautiously and only in early stages
Breast Feeding
Compatible with breast feeding
Warnings &

Avoid with progesterone drugs, the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy

Adult doses

 1.5g to 3g/day of dried fruit or by decoction
The equivalent of 500mg/day to 1500mg/day by tincture extract or capsule

Please note pharmacists at the The European Medicines Agency suggest that only 20mg a day of agnus castus is safe to take, to
treat PMS. These pharmacists also suggest not to take it for more than three months without advice from your GP or a healthcare professional,
or if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding. Most herbalists will dispute these figures and the basis for stating them


   Agnus castus also known as Vitex, Chastetree and Monk's Pepper grows in the Mediterranean area. Research indicates that extract of Agnus castus fruit is an effective and well tolerated treatment for the relief of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, for treating menopausal symptoms  and for helping with female infertility.

Agnus Castus has traditionally been used for:
Treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Balancing the menstrual cycle
Promoting breast milk flow
Improving female fertility
Treating hyperprolactinemia
Treating menopausal symptoms
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Agnus Castus Research

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