Herbal Information For You
Cohosh has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years. It is a
plant which is part of the buttercup family that grows in eastern and
central areas of the
Black Cohosh is used
for almost all female problems. Today it is
used primarily as a nutritional supplement for hot flashes, mood swings,
night sweats, vaginal dryness and other symptoms that can occur during
menopause, as well as for menstrual cramps and bloating. It is also used
for breast enhancement.
Black Cohosh helps to reduce inflammation, produces sweating to excrete toxins lodged in the tendons and joints. It has antispasmodic properties, which will help with pain and spasms. There is some evidence that black cohosh is useful in alleviating tinnitus.
CAUTION: If headaches
occur while taking this herb the body probably has sufficient estrogen and
the herb should be discontinued. It should
never be used by a pregnant woman without supervision by a qualified
healthcare provider because it could stimulate uterine contractions and
result in miscarriage. Black cohosh contains small amounts of salicylic
acid, so people with allergies to aspirin or salicylates should avoid
black cohosh. People with a history of blood clots or stroke, seizures,
liver disease and those who are taking medications for high blood pressure
should not use black cohosh.
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