Black cohosh

Benjamin Kligler

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Abstract

The herb black cohosh, or Actaea racemosa (formerly named Cimicifuga racemosa), is native to North America. The roots and rhizomes of this herb are widely used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms and menstrual dysfunction. Studies have demonstrated that this botanic medicine, when standardized properly to the terpene glycoside fraction, appears to be effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms. Adverse effects are extremely uncommon, and there are no known significant adverse drug interactions. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume68
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

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