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Black cohosh adopter

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.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on black cohosh made available through the generosity of Enzymatic Therapy’s adoption.




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.


HerbalGram articles

Adulteration of Black Cohosh 2013; 98:32-51

Black Cohosh: A Literature Review 1999; 45:35-50

HerbClip reviews

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


Read the Press Release on Nature's Way's adoption of the HerbMedPro Black Cohosh record.

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