Woman Medicine - Vitex Agnus-castus
Woman Medicine - Vitex Agnus-castus. Simon Mills read medical sciences at Cambridge University, and after graduation studied medical herbalism with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. On completion of the four-year course he set up in practice in 1977. He is currently a director of the Centre for Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University where he is responsible for much of the research into herbal medicine.
In this book Simon Mills tells the story of the use of agnus-castus through the ages, up to the present day. He summarises a number of reports on its action, including a detailed study recently carried Out under his direction on the use of agnus-castus for premenstrual tension.
A history of the herb and its related uses
The menstrual cycle and ailments explained
Covering chemistry, research and effect
Includes sections on menopausal symptoms, acne, infertility and fibroids.
"The history of agnus-castus is a long and fascinating one. Since the days of ancient Greece, when the plant was associated with chastity and dedicated to the mother goddess Demeter, it has been used for women’s ailments, particularly those connected with menstruation, lactation and the menopause". Dr John Cosh MD, FRCP
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