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Black Cohosh

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Actaea racemosa, baneberry, black snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort, Cimicifuga racemosa, macrotys, rattle root, rattlesnake root, rattletop, rattleweed, rheumatism weed, squawroot

Generic Name: Black Cohosh

Drug Class:Women's Health, Herbals

What Is Black Cohosh  ( Vasostrict, ADH) and How Does It Work?

Black Cohosh suggested uses include cough, sore throat, painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea), indigestion/heartburn, labor induction, menopausal symptoms, nervous tension, premenstrual syndrome, and rheumatism.

Black Cohosh is likely effective for menopausal vasomotor symptoms.

Black Cohosh is possibly effective for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea).

Black Cohosh is available under the following different brand and other names: Actaea racemosa, baneberry, black snakeroot, bugbane, bugwort, Cimicifuga racemosa, macrotys, rattle root, rattlesnake root, rattletop, rattleweed, rheumatism weed, and squawroot.

Dosages of Black Cohosh:

Suggested Dosing

Dried root: 300-2000 mg orally three times daily

Extract: 0.3-2 mL orally daily; 1:1, 90% alcohol

Tincture: 2-4 mL orally daily; 1:10, 60% alcohol

Tablet: 20-80 mg orally twice daily; standardized to 1 mg triterpene glycosides/20 mg tablet

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/25/2017




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