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cohosh

/co·hosh/ (ko-hosh´) [Algonquian] any of various North American medicinal plants.
black cohosh  the plant Cimicifuga racemosa or its fresh or dried root, which has estrogenic effects and is used in menopause and premenstrual syndrome; also used in folk medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine.
blue cohosh  the herb Caulophyllum thalictroides or its fresh roots or dried rhizome and roots, which have weak estrogenic effects; used for menstrual disorders and as an antispasmodic and uterine stimulant during labor; also used in homeopathy.
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According to the research from our group and published reports, black cohosh contains many phenolic constituents, including caffeic acid, fukinolic acid and cimicifugic acid B, which displayed similar UV absorption spectra (Fig.
when cut or powdered roots and rhizomes, or root and rhizome extracts are purchased, authentication of black cohosh material is difficult.
The issue of sustainability is a central concern and we're studying the use of plants such as goldenseal and black cohosh," says Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association and Chairman of the Industry Committee of the MPWG.
Exploring the peripatetic maze of black cohosh adulteration.
In the last 25 years, black cohosh has emerged as the most studied of the herbal alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptoms.
Conclusions: On the basis of experimental data, the use of 300 mg/kg/day of black cohosh appears quite safe in rats.
The patient was taking a black cohosh product (Remifemin[R]) containing 20 mg of dried rhizome and root extracts standardised to contain 1 mg of 27-deoxyactein, for treatment of minor menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating and sleep disturbances.
A second study, in test tubes, suggests that black cohosh may increase the side effects of chemotherapy (with Adriamycin and Taxotere).
Some studies have suggested that black cohosh acts as a sex hormone, a trait that could affect breast cancers in women who take it.
Black cohosh root contains powerful plant phytoestrogens that mimic estrogen's effects.
Daymon Morgan, a Kentucky native, later led a hike past the sandstone cliffs on a nearby ridge, pointing out the sour gum tree that makes good honey and the black cohosh plants "good for women's problems.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The popular herb black cohosh reduces hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause in most published clinical trials, said the American Botanical Council (ABC), a leading nonprofit herbal science organization.