Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a perennial herb original from North America, used for centuries to treat gynecological problems. American specialists prescribe Black Cohosh today as a strong natural remedy for curing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Recent clinical studies have shown that various Black cohosh is effective in reducing the severity, duration and incidence of hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women.
Health benefits of Black Cohosh:
– Effect similar to estrogen
– Helps lowering progesterone secretion by reducing pituitary LH (luteinizing hormone)
– Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory
– Reduces the volume and duration of menses
– Reduces water retention in the tissues, fights cellulite and weight gain
– Prevents ovarian cysts, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), infertility
– Fights acne, decreased libido, frigidity
– Counters genital and mammary tumors
Black Cohosh has no side effects
Given the likely estrogenic activity of this plant, researchers carefully analyzed whether this product is able to influence the development of hormone-dependent cancers. The studies have shown that Black Cohosh extract has no side effects in this matter.
Unlike estradiol, black cohosh has no bad effects on the uterus, which demonstrates its safety in replacing other hormone therapies. So not only black cohosh reduces hot flashes, anxiety and depression in women during menopause and perimenopause, but it also prevents bone loss associated with natural loss of estrogen without the risk of provoking uterine or breast cancer.
Black Cohosh reduces menopause symptoms:
• Hot flushes, night sweats and palpitations
• Headaches, depression, irritability, insomnia
• Dryness and / or atrophy, vaginal dryness
• Dysmenorrheal (painful menstruation), amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)
• Cervical dysplasia
Administration of Black Cohosh
Menopausal women should start with a small dose of 20 or 40 mg of Black Cohosh dried root powder, 2 times a day. You need to consult with a herbalist before starting this treatment.
Black Cohosh has a powerful estrogen-like effect that doesn’t increase the level of estrogen in the blood, so it can be used by women with breast cancer (or at increased risk of breast cancer), or by women at natural or induced menopause.
Black Cohosh is not recommended for those who have a family history of liver disease.
Overdosing may cause side effects such as: indigestion, headache, nausea, excessive sweating, vomiting, difficulty standing or low blood pressure.