|Actaea racemosa (syn. Cimicfuga racemosa) is a member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae and is native to eastern North America. Black cohosh is used mainly for premenstrual discomfort, dysmenorrhea, and menopausal neurovegetative ailments.
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Additional ABC Black Cohosh Resources
Black cohosh root monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.
Black cohosh root monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.
Adulteration of Black Cohosh 2013; 98:32-51
Black Cohosh: A Literature Review 1999; 45:35-50
Black Cohosh Stimulates Ovulation Induction in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) HC# 041352-479, August 30, 2013
Black Cohosh as a Non-estrogenic Therapy for Menopausal Symptoms HC# 041354-478, August 15, 2013
Black Cohosh Extract Efficacy for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms Is Shown to Be Dose-dependent HC# 031366-478, August 15, 2013
Black Cohosh Review: A Lesson in Ethnopharmacological Research HC# 121269-473, May 31, 2013
Black Cohosh Reduces Physiological and Psychological Stress Responses HC# 091264-465, January 31, 2013
Black Cohosh Causality in Cases of Hepatotoxicity Unproven Due to Inadequate Evidence and Failure to Confirm Product Content HC# 071151-429, July 29, 2011
Black Cohosh Extract Found Equivalent to Conjugated Estrogens for Relief of Menopausal Symptoms in Pilot Study HC# 031052-405, July 30, 2010
The Surprising Effects of Intensity of Exercise and Black Cohosh on Coronary Heart Disease Risk and Bone Density HC# 051051-402, June 15, 2010
USP Evaluates Safety of Black Cohosh Due to Possible Association with Liver Toxicity HC# 040592-384, September 15, 2009
Safety and Efficacy of Black Cohosh During Pregnancy and Lactation HC# 120364-331, June 29, 2007
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