Many women experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to some degree. The symptoms of PMS are often mild, and can include abdominal and back pain, headaches, bloating, acne, weight gain, depression, irritability and anxiety. Up to 10% of women suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a more severe form of PMS that can disrupt their lives and cause significant psychological symptoms.
However, increasing numbers of women are finding natural relief from the herbal supplement Agnus Castus, also known as Vitex, Chaste Berry or Monk's Pepper. Hormonal fluctuations and high levels of oestrogen, combined with low levels of progesterone, are thought to be a cause of PMS. Agnus Castus is a natural remedy that comes from the fruit of the chaste tree and has a balancing effect on the hormones.
This ancient medicinal extract reduces prolactin in the body, which is an inhibitor of progesterone. Progesterone levels are therefore able to rise naturally. The increasing levels of progesterone in turn reduce the production of oestrogen, balancing the hormones. Studies have found that this natural hormonal rebalancing, as a result of taking Agnus Castus, has helped lessen both the physical and psychological symptoms of PMS in many women.
The supplement can be widely found in health shops and is accepted as having very few side effects. However this not recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
More women are now realising the benefits of this traditional remedy and are experiencing relief from the potentially debilitating effects of PMS and PMDD. While there may be no cure for all premenstrual symptoms, those who benefit from taking this supplement generally notice an improvement after only a month of use.
However at Twenty First Century Herbs we did not stop there to create an all natural formula to help our female customers! Our Ladies Mantle Complex was designed to not just help with period pain, but also menopause, mood swings, libido and general hormone regulation. We add Wild Yam into the mix.
Wild Yam is known for its ability to support women in the health of their reproductive systems and is often prescribed by herbalists to relieve menstrual cramps and chronic pelvic pain due to its powerful antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.
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