Product Code : 1031
A.Vogel, Agnus castus - 50ml
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A Vogel Agnus Castus (50ml)
This herb is a native plant of the Mediterranean region. The fruit of the plant is used in this fresh herb preparation.
Health Supplement Dosage Information:
15 to 20 drops twice a day, in a little water, throughout menstrual cycle. To be effective it must be taken daily, not just when symptoms appear.
10 to 15 drops twice a day, in a little water.
Take for at least two months for best results.
Health Supplement Ingredients:
Tincture of Agnus castus (Chaste Tree) dried fruit, extracted in alcohol (69%v/v). Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store out of reach of young children. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Although we take great care in what we say about products on this site, you should always read the manufacturer's label on the actual product carefully before taking supplements.
Those using oral contraceptives, HRT or other hormonal preparations should seek medical advice before using Agnus Castus. Occasional skin rashes have been reported.
Pregnancy and Nursing: This product is not recommended unless directed by a Healthcare Professional.
This product may help symptoms of:
â€¢ Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
â€¢ Menstrual disorders, painful periods, heavy bleeding
â€¢ Acne (men and women)
PMS occurs between 7 and 14 days before menstruation. Symptoms include:
â€¢ decreased energy
â€¢ breast pain
â€¢ abdominal bloating
â€¢ fluid retention
Agnus castus exerts a balancing effect on the activity of the female sex hormones.This may also be of benefit in those suffering from fibroids and endometriosis,under the supervision of a Healthcare Professional.
Agnus castus may help in the menopause where the bleed is very heavy and too frequent.
Mode of Action:
â€¢ Acts at the level of the pituitary gland
â€¢ Increases the level of progesterone relative to oestrogen
â€¢ Inhibits prolactin
Agnus castus acts on the pituitary gland to increase the secretion of luteinising hormone (LH), which leads to greater production of progesterone during the second half of the menstrual cycle.
This hormonal shift favouring progesterone helps to reduce premenstrual symptoms and alleviates menstrual disorders such as heavy menstrual bleeding and painful periods, which are related to higher oestrogen dominance.
Correct progesterone levels ensure proper functioning of the thyroid. Agnus castus has also been reported to have the ability to inhibit the action of the hormone prolactin. This is relevant in PMS as it has been postulated that many who suffer with this syndrome have a greater sensitivity to prolactin.
It has been suggested by some researchers that the prolactin inhibitory action of Agnus castus may be of help in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. This is a condition caused by a lack of dopamine secreted by the substantia nigra, which then gives rise to difficulties with co-ordination and control of skeletal muscles.
The metabolism of dopamine is intricately dependent on the amount of prolactin present.Reducing levels of prolactin reduces the rate of breakdown of dopamine in the brain, hence increasing the levels circulating in the tissue.
Agnus castus has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of acne in both men and women.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified Healthcare Professional.