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
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.
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.