Black Cohosh is a popular herb for treating menopausal symptoms such as, hot flashes, mood swings, headaches, tinnitus and insomnia. The herb is said to provide relief from menstrual problems (including PMS) and is considered indispensable as a good substitute for estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), as it appears to maintain the therapeutic response to ERT when ERT is gradually withdrawn. An additional benefit is its apparent lack of bad side effects that frequently accompany synthetic hormones like heart disease, breast cancer or stroke due to the hormones used in some of these treatments.
Black Cohosh has been used by Naturopathic doctors for headaches, heart conditions, vertigo, nervousness and depression associated with menopause, and as a digestive tonic. Black Cohosh is an excellent herbal supplement for that is used primarily by women, with varied results, for the treatment of premenstrual discomfort, painful menstruation and menopausal symptoms. It alters the levels of hormones already present in the body, as well as the hormone cell receptors, instead of supplying the hormones as in hormone replacement therapy.
Black Cohosh has been used successfully for the treatment of painful or heavy menstruation, menstrual irregularity, breast pain, ovarian pain, PMS symptoms and pain during and after childbirth. It has also been effective for those awful symptoms of menopause such as, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, blurred vision, mood swings, headaches, tinnitus, insomnia, night sweats and can reduce the need for, or reduce dosage of, hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
It is famous for its beneficial effects on women's health because of its value in treating gynecological problem, but Black Cohosh also has potent anti-inflammatory, sedative and analgesic actions, that are useful in the treatment of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and rheumatism. Native to North America it was often utilized for colds, coughs, sore throat, reduce mucus production, and as an effective antidote for snakebites.
Black Cohosh exerts a powerful effect over the nervous system. It's action is slow, but its effects are permanent. Black Cohosh is thought to be a wonderful, natural sedative that has been used to relax the entire body, relieve aches and pains. As a remedy for pain, Black Cohosh extract can be a very prompt agent, often relieving it in a few hours, even painful conditions that have existed for a long time. The neurotransmitter GABA, which has a calming effect on nerves and muscles, significantly increases in response to Black Cohosh, according to a study published in the December 2010 issue of "Journal of Natural Products".
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day with a large glass of water.
Ingredients: Black Cohosh Root (Cimicifuga racemosa) (root and rhizome) 540 mg per capsule, Rice flour, gelatin.
PLEASE NOTE: Black Cohosh is not recommended for nursing mothers, and it should not be used during pregnancy! Speak to a physician before combining it with any other medications, as it may interfere with the efficacy of birth control pills and blood pressure medication.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.