Actaea racemosa, the black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, or fairy candle (syn. Cimicifuga racemosa ), is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae.
Some herbal medicinal products containing black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa) extract hold a marketing authorisation in several states of the European Union and are well-studied and recommended for safe and effective use for the relief of menopausal symptoms (i.e. in the years around menopause) such as hot flushes and profuse sweating attacks.
In the 19th century, the root was used to treat snakebite, inflamed lungs, and pain from childbirth.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Supplementing with black cohosh may increase a woman with PCOS’s chances of getting pregnant on Clomid.
?Supplementing with black cohosh may also help regulate your cycles. Another study noted that a combination of black cohosh and other compounds — including chasteberry, zinc, ginger, and hyaluronic acid — helped improve hot flashes that were associated with insomnia and anxiety.
Side effects of Black Cohosh
Black cohosh has some potential side effects, but they’re typically mild. They include digestive upset, nausea, skin rashes, infection, muscle pain, breast pain or enlargement, and spotting or bleeding outside of your menstrual cycle.
However, black cohosh has also been linked to some severe cases of liver damage. For this reason, you shouldn’t take black cohosh if you have liver disease or are taking any other supplements or medications that may harm your liver.
Examples of supplements that contains black cohosh: Menorite & Remifemin
Written by: Samuel Sobiye