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BLACK COHOSH HERBAL SUPPLEMENT

BLACK COHOSH is a herbal supplement which is sold as a dietary supplement in the United States.

Black Cohosh is a perennial plant, a member of the buttercup family, which is native to North America.

Black cohosh is also, commonly called rattleweed, rattleroot, rattletop back snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort amongst other things.

Historically, black cohosh was used by North American Indians as a herbal preparation for the treatment of gynaecological disorders, kidney disorders, general malaise, rheumatism, sore throats, coughs, backache, constipation plus various other ailments.

In the nineteenth century black cohosh was used by Americans as a herbal home remedy for treatment of rheumatism, fever and as a diuretic.

Black Cohosh was also used for the relief of menstrual problems, miscarriage, inflammation of the ovaries and /or uterus, as well as the relief of labour pains.

It can be seen that American women have relied on the black cohosh root to obtain relief from a number of problems related to female health, ranging from premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps to menopause.

In the past, black cohosh was also used to treat such things as eczema and insect bites.

With the advent of modern medicine the popularity of black cohosh as an herbal treatment declined significantly. It use was restricted to the relatively more rural areas.

With the increasing popularity of herbal remedies the use of black cohosh as an herbal treatment for, in particular, the relief of menstrual problems is gaining acceptance.

There are also a number of clinical trials in progress to determine whether, in fact, black cohosh, does indeed have any significant impact in terms of reducing menstrual problems.

Unfortunately a number of the trials have produced conflicting results although some studies do, in fact, suggest that black cohosh is effective in the reduction of menopausal symptoms, some do not.

There were a number of problems relating to the clinical trials in that relatively few of them were placebo controlled and the fact that different amounts of black cohosh from different sources were used in the various trials.

Currently the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine is funding a rigorous scientific study to ascertain whether the frequency and intensity of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms are reduced by herbal treatment with black cohosh.

Due to the significant health risks associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy some doctors are recommending that their patients consider treating their menopausal symptoms with black cohosh.

Black cohosh is also regarded as a mild sedative and an anti inflammatory agent.

It is possible that the anti spasmodic properties of black cohosh may be responsible for its effectiveness in treating the discomfort caused by menstrual cramps. Additionally there is a possibility that black cohosh increases the flow of blood to the uterus and in so doing helps to reduce the intensity of painful cramping.

Black Cohosh is available in a number of different preparations. Amongst these are tablets, capsules, tinctures and dried herbs.

The dried back cohosh herbs can be used to prepare soothing teas.

BLACK COHOSH TEA is believed to have some medicinal benefit..


Black Cohosh is available in a number of different preparations. Amongst these are tablets, capsules, tinctures and dried herbs.

The dried back cohosh herbs can be used to prepare soothing teas.

BLACK COHOSH TEA is believed to have some medicinal benefit..

BLACK COHOSH Capsules containing the freeze dried black cohosh roots are most likely to contain all of the key ingredients of this herb

As always in case of illness you should consult your medical practitioner before embarking on any home remedy regime, including the use of BLACK COHOSH as a herbal supplement

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