Latin name- Vitex agnus castus.
Herbal Tinctures are an alcohol and water based preparation that are a traditional and convenient way to take herbal remedies. The herb is steeped in a mixture of alcohol and water for a period of time before pressing. All the benefits of the herb are captured in the tincture.
Think little gem worked for me when I had polycystic ovaries and again during the menopause - putting everything into a rhythm and getting me through without medical intervention
I found the tincture suits me and seems to be more efficacious than a pill for this herb. I know when I have run out and not had it for a week the frequency and intensity of hot flushes ramp up. I tried a different brand for a bit but found it was not so effective - maybe a lesser strength - anyhow I returned to Neal's Yard!
Take the tincture for menopausal symptoms and they subside dramatically. Every now and then I try stopping usually when I run out, but I find symptoms return so I know it definitely works.