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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh, the roots of the famous North American plant, has been employed to treat a variety of medical conditions. The herb is widely sold as the dietary supplement to treat hot flashes in women. It is used extensively to treat gynecological disorders, malaise, malaria, rheumatism, and also sore throat, cough and cold. The powerful herb is capable of addressing all kinds of menopausal symptoms in women.

Benefits of taking Black Cohosh

  • It controls the symptoms of menopause
  • It treats headaches, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats and all other problems associated with menopause
  • It regulates the periods
  • It treats the PMS symptoms while inducing labor
  • It relieves arthritis pain and also lowers the blood pressure level
  • Black Cohosh prevents and also treats prostate cancer

Natural sources of Black Cohosh
There is no food source for Black Cohosh.

When should you take Black Cohosh?
If you suffer from the symptoms of menopause like headache, palpitation, night sweats, mood alterations, sleep disorders, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, start the intake of Black Cohosh immediately after consulting the gynecologist.

When should you avoid Black Cohosh?
If there is any headache or stomach upset after the intake of Black Cohosh, stop using it.

Quantity to be taken
To treat the symptoms of menopause, the dose of Black Cohosh prescribed in studies is 20-40mg of tablet of the standard Black Cohosh extract. The dose must be taken twice daily. For those who take 900 milligrams of Black Cohosh may run the risk of over dosage. Directions for Black Cohosh in the other forms will differ. Avoid taking Black Cohosh continuously for 8 months.

Expert tips/ Precautions

  • Side effects of Black Cohosh become noticeable only when it is taken in high dosage
  • Inadequate dose may cause liver problems. People with some pre-existing liver problem must avoid Black Cohosh
  • Always take expert advice before taking Black Cohosh
  • Black Cohosh is unsafe for pregnant women
  • Those women who are suffering from uterine cancer or breast cancer must not take it