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BLACK COHOSH
Actea racemosa - Cimicifuga racemosa

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Menopause, oestrogen deficiency, depression, premenstrual syndrom (PMS), intermenstrual bleeding, hot flashes, irritability, vertigo, headaches ...

Description

Composition :
100% Actea racemosa - 250mg/capsule

Part used :
Root

Black Cohosh (Actea racemosa), also known as Black Bugbane, Black Snakeroot and Fairy Candle, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. It grows to 2.5 meters (8ft) tall and produces large, compound leaves from a underground rhizome, reaching a height of 25 – 60 cm (10–24in).The basal leaves are up to 1 meter (3ft) long and broad, forming repeated sets of three leaflets having a coarsely toothed (serrated) margin. The flowers are produced in late spring and early summer on a tall stem, 75 – 250 cm (30–98in) tall, forming racemes up to 50 cm (20 in) long. The flowers have no petals or sepals, and consist of tight clusters of 55-110 white, 5 – 10 mm (0.2-0.4in) long stamens surrounding a white stigma. The flowers have a distinctly sweet, fetid smell that attracts flies, gnats, and beetles. The fruit is a dry follicle 5 – 10 mm (0.2-0.4in) long, with one carpel, containing several seeds.

Black Cohosh is the no. 1 herb for treament of gynecological and neuro-vegetative disorders and is recommended as a alternative to hormone treatments. Extracts from this plant are thought to possess analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bio-active ingredients include actein, cimicifugoside, cimicifugin (all of which seem to have oestrogen-like properties), cystisin, isoferulaic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, salicylic acid, formica cid, acetic acid, butyric acid, bitterns, tanning agents, saponins and racemosin

Recent scientific studies suggest that some of the clinically relevant physiological effects of black cohosh may be due to compounds that bind and activate serotonin receptors.

History: Black Cohosh appeared in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia in 1830 under the name ‚Black Snakeroot‘. In 1844 it gained popularity when Dr. John King, a physician, used it to treat rheumatism and nervous disorders. Other eclectic physicians of the mid-nineteenth century used Black Cohosh for a variety of maladies, including endometritis, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, sterility, severe after-birth pains, and for increased breast milk production.

Mostly in combination with Sage (Salvia officinalis) or other plants.

Dosage

Take 2-3 x 1-2 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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