Black Cohosh is indicated in Premenstrual discomfort, Dysmenorrhea, Menopausal complaints such as hot flashes, heart palpitations, nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, tinnitus, vertigo, perspiration and depression.
Herbal and Nutraceuticals
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is popular as an alternative to hormonal therapy in the treatment of menopausal (climacteric) symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disturbances, diaphoresis, palpitations and vaginal dryness.
Dosage & Administration
1-2 capsules daily or as directed by the physician. Duration of treatment should be maximum six months at a time.
Black cohosh may interact with birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, sedatives or antihypertensive.
No significant contraindication is observed.
Black cohosh is safe for most people. It might cause some mild side effects such as stomach upset, cramping, headache, rash, a feeling of heaviness, and weight gain. Occasional gastrointestinal discomfort may occur.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Not recommended during pregnancy due to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion. Not recommended during lactation.
Precautions & Warnings
Black cohosh should be used cautiously in patients with liver disease, kidney disease and seizure disorders.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from light & moisture. Keep out of reach of children.