Agnus Cactus, or Vitex is a plant used in herbal medicine. In supplement form, it typically contains the fruit and/or seed of the plant.
It can be used to help:
Regulate the menstrual cycle
Transition from taking birth control pills
Symptoms of perimenopause
Infertility in women
Fibrocystic breast disease
Some uncommon side effects may include: itching, rash, upset stomach, trouble sleeping and weight gain. Do not use vitex agnus-castus if you have a hormone-sensitive condition. Taking vitex agnus-castus might also affect therapy for certain mental disorders that are treated with prescribed medicine. Do not use it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Disclaimer: This information is for reference and educational purposes.This is not a replacement for medical advice by a healthcare professional.