What is Black Cohosh?
Actaea racemosa is also called as Black Cohosh, it is a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant native to North America. Other, mostly historical, names for this herb include snakeroot, black bugbane, rattleweed, macrotys, and rheumatism weed.
Native Americans used black cohosh to treat gynecological and other disorders, including sore throat, kidney problems, and depression. Following the arrival of European settlers in the U.S. who continued the medicinal usage of black cohosh, the plant appeared in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in 1830 under the name “black snakeroot”. Other eclectic physicians of the mid-nineteenth century used black cohosh for a variety of maladies, including endometritis, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, sterility, severe after-birth pains, and for increased breast milk production.
How It Works?
The root of black cohosh is used for medicinal purposes. Black cohosh root contains several chemicals that might have effects in the body. Some of these chemicals work on the immune system and affect the body’s defenses against diseases. Some help the body to reduce inflammation. Other chemicals in black cohosh root work in nerves and in the brain. These chemicals work similar to another chemical in the brain called serotonin. Scientists call this type of chemical a neurotransmitter because it helps the brain send messages to other parts of the body.
Black cohosh is an herb that exerts its effects on the endocrine regulatory mechanism in your body. It’s a phytoestrogen. Structurally, black cohosh more closely resembles estradiol, which researchers believe offers protection against cancer of the endometrium, ovaries, and breast. You can take black cohosh for menopausal symptoms and get protection against cancer at the same time.
Menopause Relief:- Black cohosh is most often used to control the symptoms of menopause, such as:
- Hot flashes
- Mood changes
- Sleep problems
- Heart palpitations
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
|Black Cohosh Extract (Root)
(Standardized for 2.50% Total Triterpene Glycosides)
|Serving Size||1 Capsule/day|
|Servings Per Container||50 Capsules|