Blackmores Vitex Agnus-Castus is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for the relief of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome such as tension, breast tenderness and fluid retention.
Traditionally used in western herbal medicine to assist in regulating the menstrual cycle.
Vitex agnus castus is a western herbal medicine, traditionally used to normalize heavy, absent or irregular periods and premenstrual syndrome.
How it works Vitex agnus castus is indicated for symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (including premenstrual acne), and irregularities of the menstrual cycle. It is believed to act primarily on the pituitary-hypothalamic axis, rather than directly on the ovaries. Vitex inhibits release of follicle stimulating hormone, whilst stimulating the release of luteinising hormone. These effects result in a shift in the oestrogen and progesterone ratio in favour of the latter, and Vitex may be of assistance in cases of progesterone deficiency (relative to oestrogen).Dosage Adults - Take one tablet three times daily before meals, or as professionally prescribed Children - Not recommended for children under 12 years unless professionally prescribed
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Not recommended during pregnancyAlways read the label. Use only as directed. Side Effects None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage. Active Ingredients Per Tablet Vitex agnus castus (Chaste tree) extractequivalent to dry fruit 660 mg (standardised to contain agnuside 550 mcg) Medicine interactions None noted in the literature
Active ingredients per tablet Vitex agnus-castus (chaste) extract dry concentrate equivalent to dry fruit 660 mg -
Adults – Take 1 tablet 3 times a day before meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Contraindications and cautions If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Not recommended during pregnancy.