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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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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.
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.
A systematic review of the literature on blue cohosh found only in vitro studies of efficacy (increased estradiol-induced transcription in estrogen-responsive cells and increased tone in excised guinea pig uteri) and 3 case reports of maternal adverse events after ingestion (perinatal stroke, congestive heart failure with shock, and multiorgan hypoxic injury)?
Of the individual supplements assessed, black cohosh was significantly associated with lower breast cancer risk (adjusted OR 0.
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.
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