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Agnus Castus Products

Agnus Castus Products

This magnificent looking plant has mysterious origins and often thought to have many different and opposing qualities. Indigo Herbs brings you Agnus Castus Tincture so that you might discover for yourself whether the legends are true regarding the herbal qualities of this small tree.

There are many historical references regarding Agnus Castus and its mythical effects with most regarding it to be a suppressant of the libido for both men and women. These concepts have mostly derived from the different names for this plant such as; Chasteberry, monkspepper and Chaste Lamb Tree. In ancient Greece Agnus Castus was used during the period of Thesmophoria when the Goddess was worshipped by women when their husbands would be out in the fields bringing in the harvest. During this period Greek women would line their bedding with the leaves and flowers of this small tree. It is often thought that the women practised this ritual to suppress their sexual desires while the men were away. It is more likely that Agnus Castus was thought to increase fertility and invite the powers of the Goddess into the bodies of women. The misconception might be because Dioscorides, author of De Materia Medica, noted that the smell of the plant was so pungent no man would be willing to sleep in a bed lined with Agnus Castus. Also the Classical Greek term for the plant is 'ágnos' which sounds like 'hagnós' which translates as 'chaste'. The Latin word 'agnus' which means 'lamb' also has been used to replace 'ágnos' and so it is quite conceivable that the early Christians associated this tree with innocence and chastity. Modern research suggests that because of the complex chemical make up of this plant then it might act as a suppressant and an enhancer of the libido in differing quantities.

Growing to a height of 1-5 meters and a member of the Vervain family, Agnus Castus grows in warm temperate climates and flowers in late summer. The fronds of flowers are purple and the hue of Lavender and having a pungent odour.  

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Latin Name: Agnus castus

  • Long history of traditional use.
  • Agnus Castus Tincture is the active constituents of the plant extracted into ethanol. (medical alcohol)
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
  • Packaged in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle with dropper.
  • Extraction Ratio: 1:3 Alcohol Volume: 45%
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Agnus Castus Tincture from Indigo Herbs is made from the finest quality pharmacopeial grade Agnus Castus fruit. Also known as Chaste Tree. Agnus Castus Tincture can be added to a little liquid and taken daily.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tincture. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Vitex, Monk's pepper, Wild pepper.

Taking herbal remedies in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out into the small ml measuring cup that comes with each bottle. (A medicine cup or spoon could also be used) and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

Agnus Castus Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice.

Serving:

Agnus Castus Tincture:
Traditionally Taken: Take 2-3 ml 2-3 times per day.
or as directed by a Herbal practitioner.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Packaged in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle with dropper.

Manufacture Process

Indigo Herbs Agnus Castus Tincture has been produced with the utmost quality in mind. The tincture is made from the berry which develops after flowering. After harvest the fruits are all checked to ensure that they pass for quality and are mature enough to be used in the tincture process. After careful selection and cleaning the berries undergo a process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the ethanol. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This premium quality product is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. It is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added. 

 

Agnus castus has never been linked to any significant side effects, but minor problems are possible. Stomach upsets, itching and rashes have been noted. Agnus Castus must not be given to pre-pubesant girls.

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Bio Health Periagna (60 Capsules)
  • Traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms
  • Used by women to help maintain normal body function in a simple, natural way
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Bio Health Periagna (120 Capsules) Bio Health Periagna - Agnus Castus (Vitex agnus castus L) is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to help relieve premenstrual symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating and menstrual cramps, based on traditional use only. The herbal ingredients are from organic, wild crafted (non-threatened species) or cultivated plants and conform to accepted scientific standards, British Pharmacopoeia, European Pharmacopoeia and British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Take one capsule twice daily swallowed with water.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Agnus Castus Fruit (Vitex agnus castus L), Vegetable hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)

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