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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) .

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* Black cohosh (40 mg/day, 10 days/month (day 2-9))
Commission E has approved the use of black cohosh as a treatment for menopausal symptoms and the World Health Organisation has similarly recognised its use for the treatment of profuse sweating, irritability and sleeping disorders.
For better evaluation of the varied results from clinical trials, it is necessary to examine the long-term stability of black cohosh and whether this might change over the duration of a clinical trial, which typically takes multiple years to accrue the full complement of subjects and to run all to completion.
Study participants used an average daily oral preparation of 40 mg of black cohosh for an average of 23 weeks.
The herb black cohosh is good at controlling mood swings and anxiety associated with the menopause as well as physical symptoms.
In 1996, an estimated 10 million retail units (a container of tablets or other forms in which black cohosh is sold) of black cohosh were sold in Germany, the U.S.
Data from a recent metaanalysis showed that although there was significant heterogeneity between included trials, preparations containing black cohosh improved vasomotor symptoms overall by 26% (95% CI, 11%-40%).
In general, I don't recommend that patients use herbal supplements, like black cohosh, because they aren't regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and there haven't been enough trials conducted to verify their safety and efficacy.
In 2006, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was done using a combination trial of black cohosh and St.
Last fall, for example, ConsumerLab reported that three of five tested black cohosh products and two of three combined red clover/soy isoflavones products did not meet quality standards.
Herbs such as red clover, sage and black cohosh have phyto oestrogen-like actions, and will help to ease symptoms.
NEW ORLEANS -- Among women who have discontinued hormone therapy for vasomotor symptoms, black cohosh and multivitamins with calcium were two of the most common substitutes, according to survey data from more than 500 women.