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Black cohosh, the scientific name of Actaea racemosa, is a flowering plant found primarily in central and southern North America, although it can occasionally be found in Canada as well. The part of the black cohosh plant used in herbal preparations is the root or rhizome (underground stem)

 

Although the plant itself can grow to be two feet tall and has flowering heads of yellow and white, the valuable part of black cohosh is found underground in the root.

 

The active ingredients in black cohosh include serotonin-like compounds, as well as components that can mimic estrogen in the body. Furthermore, cohosh boasts triterpenes, isoflavones, tannins, essential fatty acids, and certain starches.

 

As an analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory substance, in addition to its now familiar role in the treatment and management of menstruation and menopause.

 

Some potential benefits of Black Cohosh:

 

1. Anti-spasmodic

One of the earliest known uses of black cohosh was as an anti-spasmodic, which helps muscles and nerves function normally, preventing cramping and aching pains.

 

2. Anti-inflammatory Action

The salicylic acid found in black cohosh is extremely useful as a natural anti-inflammatory substance, as salicylic acid almost directly mimics the activity of aspirin.

 

3. Reduces Menopausal Symptoms

Research has linked the estrogen-like compounds in black cohosh to milder menopausal symptoms, as the major problem for women going through menopause is the stark drop in estrogen levels.

 

4. Pain Management

The natural analgesic quality of black cohosh lends itself to plenty of pain-reducing applications, but it is particularly popular for women who have painful menstrual cycles and for women who are undergoing painful labor contractions.

 

5. Improves Digestive Health

Research has directly linked black cohosh with alternative action, which means that the herb is thought to increase the efficiency of nutrient uptake and improve the elimination of waste products, thereby reducing the chances of constipation and related conditions, including gastric ulcers.

 

6. Reduces Mood Swings

Black cohosh has a powerful impact on the hormonal balance of the body, as evidenced by its common use for menopausal and menstrual issues, but that hormonal potency also makes it useful for regulating mood and stress.

 

7. Relieves Menstrual Discomfort

Although it is more known for its impact on lessening the symptoms of menopause, black cohosh is also useful for managing unpredictable periods. It may stimulate menstrual bleeding and ease uterine tension, which reduces cramping during periods.

 

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Disclaimer:

 

This product should not be taken if you have esotrogen related issues or are taking any other form of sleep aid. 

 

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