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black cohosh

a perennial herb that grows throughout the United States and in parts of Canada.
uses This herb is used to treat the symptoms of menopause (hot flashes and nervous conditions associated with menopause) and dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps, pain, inflammation); generally considered to be effective against mild symptoms but not a substitute for estrogen-containing prescriptions needed to control more severe vasomotor symptoms.
contraindications Black cohosh should not be used during pregnancy, since uterine stimulation can occur. It also should not be used during lactation or in children.

black cohosh

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb, the roots and rhizomes of which contain triterpene glycosides (actein and cimigoside), cimicifugin, salycylates, isoferulic acid, tannins and volatile oils.
Black cohosh should not be used in pregnancy, as it may cause premature labour.

black co·hosh

(blak kō'hosh)
A herbal made from Cimifuga racemosa and other Cimifuga spp.; widely used for its purported value in treating disorders of the female reproductive system, gastrointestinal disease, insect bites, and other uses; because of its effect on hormonal states, its use in pregnant women must be monitored very carefully.
Synonym(s): baneberry, black snake root, rattleweed, squaw root (1) .

black cohosh

see actaeaspicata.

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Vaginal, endometrial, and reproductive hormone findings: randomized, placebo-controlled trial of black cohosh, multibotanical herbs, and dietary soy for vasomotor symptoms: the Herbal Alternatives for Menopause (HALT) Study.
After therapy with black cohosh or tibolone, the KMI scores and hot flash/sweating decreased in both and there was no significant difference at each juncture, between the two.
Our previous research on the stability of black cohosh constituents showed that triterpene glycosides in black cohosh were stable, but polyphenols changed over time (Jiang et al.
The reviewers found there was insufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms.
To better understand the impacts of wild-harvesting and the potential for population recovery, we examined the effects of 2 to 4 y of experimental harvest on natural black cohosh populations and monitored population regrowth after harvest.
A recent well-conducted RCT concluded that neither black cohosh nor red clover significantly reduced the frequency of symptoms compared with placebo.
364 mL of extract from black cohosh equivalent to 1 mg terpene glycosides and 84 mg of St.
But overall, survey respondents perceived antidepressants to be one of the most effective methods, followed by homeopathy meditation and relaxation, evening primrose, blood pressure medications, black cohosh, soy products, and multivitamins with calcium.
The substances assessed were phytoestrogens/isoflavones, black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), dong quai (Angelica sinensis), ginseng (Ginseng spp), DHEA, steroid and yam (Dioscorea villosa) creams.
Black cohosh alone or combined with other botanical agents does not relieve the vasomotor symptoms of menopause any better than placebo, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine late last year.
The herb black cohosh didn't curb hot flashes caused by menopause in the longest and largest trial done to date.
The herbal supplement black cohosh, taken for relief of menopausal hot flashes, doesn't work any better than a placebo, a study finds.