Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)--pharmacology and clinical indications.

@article{Wuttke2003ChasteT,
  title={Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)--pharmacology and clinical indications.},
  author={W. Wuttke and H. Jarry and V. Christoffel and B. Spengler and D. Seidlov{\'a}-Wuttke},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          348-57
        }
}
Extracts of the fruits of chaste tree (Vitex agnus castus = AC) are widely used to treat premenstrual symptoms. Double-blind placebo-controlled studies indicate that one of the most common premenstrual symptoms, i.e. premenstrual mastodynia (mastalgia) is beneficially influenced by an AC extract. In addition, numerous less rigidly controlled studies indicate that AC extracts have also beneficial effects on other psychic and somatic symptoms of the PMS. Premenstrual mastodynia is most likely due… Expand
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