Black cohosh is a perennial plant commonly used in herbal medicine. The herb, made from the roots and rhizomes of the plant, has long been used by Native Americans for its medicinal properties. European settlers later used it as a tonic for women’s health. Currently, the plant is used in herbal medicines and dietary supplements due to its possible health benefits.*
The main component of black cohosh is fukinolic acid that has estrogen-like properties.* The use of black cohosh may increase the effect of estrogen in the body.* Estrogen has different effects on different parts of the body and can affect a person differently in different stages of life.
Black cohosh may help to lessen hot flashes, night sweats, heart palpitations, mood disturbances, may improve sleep,(2) and vaginal dryness.* Some studies suggest its ability to support the improvement of menstrual problems like backache, mood swings, cramps, and lower back discomfort.*
You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.