Agnus Castus Vitex 1000mg x 60 tablets £9.90
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Vitex berries are used in the manufacture of the herbal extract and contain a wide range
of active compounds, including flavonoids and a group of compounds referred to as iridoids.
Common uses: Alleviates
symptoms of premenstrual syndome (PMS), regulates menstruation, promotes fertility, eases menopausal hot flushes.
Also called vitex, chaste tree berry or monk's pepper, chasteberry is the fruit of the chaste tree. Actually a small
shrub with violet flower spikes and long, slender leaves, the chaste tree is native to the Mediterranean region but grows
in subtropical climates throughout the world. Its red berries are harvested in the autumn and then dried. They resemble peppercorns
in shape and the taste they impart to a therapeutic cup of tea is distinctively peppery.
The use of chasteberry for
'female complaints' dates back to Hippocrates in the fourth century BC. Although the herb does not contain hormones or hormone
like substances, it prompts the pituitary gland (located at the base of the brain) to send a signal to the ovaries to increase
production of the f email hormone progesterone. Chasteberry also inhibits the excessive production prolactin, a hormone that
primarily regulates breast-milk production but has other less understood actions as well.
Lamberts® Vitex is a standardised
extract equivalent to 1000mg of dried vitex fruit.
|(provided by 100mg of a 10:1 extract)|
Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Acacia, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate,
Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Iron Oxides, Copper Chlorophyllin.
Less than 1 hour.
1 tablet daily with a meal.
Caution: Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.