Agnus Castus has been a feminine remedy for centuries. Traditionally it was believed to decrease sexual desire in women to ensure that they were faithful while their husbands were travelling abroad. It was called the "chasteberry" tree. Agnus castus has also been used as a European medicine for regulating the female menstrual cycle. Women believed that it could treat amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea as well as menstrual symtoms .
Agnus castus was also said to help in the process of giving birth. Today you can take agnus castus in supplement form, as it is fairly widely available and affordable. Women take these herbal supplements in the hopes that it will regulate severe hormone fluctuations that occur naturally throughout the month and more intensely during menopause. Changes in hormone levels can cause many unpleasant symptoms like mood swings, breast tenderness and hot flashes.
Turning to a safe and natural menopause remedies is therefore very appealing to many women.