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Name (common): Black Cohosh

Botanical Name: Actaea racemosa

Synonyms: Squawroot, snakeroot

 

General Description:

First used by Native American’s to support female reproductive health, this herb was also became widely used in Europe for women’s health. 

 

Functions and General Science:

Used in traditional herbal medicine to assist women’s reproductive health, help relieve menopausal and premenstrual symptoms.

The hormonal regulating action of black cohosh is believed to be due to complex synergistic actions of a number of components, particularly the triterpene glycosides.

There is a significant body of clinical evidence for black cohosh, including evaluation of this evidence in a number of systematic reviews.  In general, clinical trials support it’s use for relieving menopausal symptoms.

 

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.