The perennial produces white flowers from June to September, but it gets its name from its black roots. The roots are believed to have healing properties. The black cohosh root has a long history of being used to treat medical conditions.
Hormone replacement therapy is still a popular and most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms and bone loss prevention in the postmenopause but it is not without risks. This has driven many climacteric women to seek for alternatives, chiefly natural products. Phytoestrogens containing soy or red clover preparations, however, when taken at the recommended daily doses, proved to be ineffective to ameliorate climacteric complaints and to prevent osteoporosis.
Clinical Phytoscience. DecemberCite as. Hormone replacement therapy is still a popular and most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms and bone loss prevention in the postmenopause but it is not without risks.
The North American plant Cimicifuga racemosaalso known as black cohosh BCis a herb that recently has gained attention for its hormonal effects. As the usage of hormone replacement therapy is declining due to its adverse effects in women with cancer, many are turning to herbal remedies like BC to treat menopausal symptoms. Cells were cultured and proteins were extracted and quantified.
Black cohosh is a herb. There is no scientific evidence that black cohosh can treat or prevent cancer. It belongs to the same plant family as the buttercup.
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Black cohosh Cimicifuga racemosa is a plant commonly used in herbal medicine for the relief of menopausal symptoms. A member of the buttercup family, it has a long history of use in the treatment of arthritis and muscle pain. A key component of black cohosh is fukinolic acid, a compound that has estrogen-like properties.