Black Cohosh, a member of the buttercup family, is a plant native to North America. The underground stems and roots of black cohosh are used fresh or dried to make strong teas, capsules, pills, or liquid extracts. Commonly used in Native American medicine, black cohosh was a home remedy in 19th-century America.
Features & Benefit
- Has a history of use for joint and muscle pain.
- Used to relieve menstrual irregularities and PMS.
- Used to help reduce symptoms associated with menopause and peri-menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
Suggestions & Precautions
- Those with a liver disorder or have symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice should not use black cohosh.
- Some people taking black cohosh have experienced side effects such as stomach discomfort, headache or rash.No serious side effects have been found.Black cohosh should not be confused with blue cohosh, which has different properties, usage and effects.
- Should not be used when pregnant or nursing, unless under the advisement and care of a medical practitioner.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.