Agnus Castus – The Pre Menstrual Syndrome Saviour

By Lucy Townsley | All Posts

Jul 22

Agnus Castus is recognised more for its ability to help maintain the normal balance of female hormones especially in younger women.

You take Agnus Castus to help your hormones partially progesterone.

Especially for PMS signs with such as -

  • Anger
  • Mood swings
  • Fluid retention
  • Sore breasts
  • Irritability
  • Heavy periods
  • Painful periods


Usually you will see improvements within 1 – 3 cycles. Although we have noticed some women feel the benefit in just a few weeks.

  • How to take Agnus Castus and what else you can do to help
  • Take it every day of your cycle because it is needed every day to balance your cycle.
  • Once your symptoms have gone you can stop taking it, but if they come back you can start taking the Agnus Castus again.
  • By taking Agnus Castus it will help your body produce more progesterone naturally and when you stop taking Agnus Castus it will encourage your body to produce the right amount of progesterone and if not just go back to taking Agnus Castus again until your body is ready for you to stop.  This is not the same as taking synthetic form of progesterone.
  • Reduce your intake of refined sugars
  • Take a liver support such as Milk Thistle for couple of months
  •  If you have heavy periods take iron this will support your iron levels and help with tiredness
  • Take Vitamin B (An all round B Complex is good) and Magnesium
  •  Start exercising
  • Avoid Caffeine


Contraindications – do not take Agnus Castus or any other hormone – balancing herb if you are on the pill, taking the mini pill, using hormonal contraception, the coil, or implant or anticancer treatments.  If you have hot flushes, light period, weepy, low mood Black Cohosh is better herb to take.

We usually recommend A. Vogel Agnus Castus Drops, available in most Health food shops or online 

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen


About the Author

Lucy Townsley Lic TCM Trained in the Zita West IVF and Natural Fertility Method Also Acupuncture, Cupping, Tunia Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki, Prepared Herbs, Acupressure