Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a plant found in the buttercup family. It is also known as
black snakeroot, bugbane, and squawroot. Black cohosh is a root that has estrogenic properties; it
supplies estrogenic sterols which are the beginnings for steroid hormones like estrogen,
progesterone and testerone. It was used to treat menopausal symptoms by Native Americans and
It works possesses relaxant properties which may affect uterine contractions so that heavy bleeding
is decreased. This herb may also contain substances that act as pain relievers and sedatives.
Black cohosh's estrogenic activities can cause a lower FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels
which may decrease hot flashes and improve the lining of the vagina.
The following are potential side effects of black cohosh:
This Herb is not recommend this herb for women who have had breast cancer because of it's
Before taking any herbs check with your health care professional. You want to be certain that the
herbs and any other medications or illnesses you might have will not produce a medical problem.
Dr Carolle Jean-Murat, comments
on Black Cohosh and says, "Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) helps relieve hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness; and emotional symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and irritability in some women. It is commonly used in Germany in the drug Remifemin, and it is also available in the United States."
As an herbal dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily, preferably at separate times (1 in the morning, 1 in the evening)
If you are taking a birth control pill, are pregnant, lactating or are considering becoming pregnant, seek the advice of your physician prior to using this product.
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