Black cohosh caught the attention of many researchers and there have been many studies examining the use of black cohosh in menopausal women. Some results showed that LH secretion level in menopausal women after using black cohosh were significantly reduced.
Black cohosh benefits
The native people of America used black cohosh for different healthy+ reasons, but mainly during menstruation, in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, for uterus pains, rheumatism and bites.
One of the reasons black cohosh has such a strong effect on women is due to its “estrogen-like” action.
Black cohosh also has constituents that are believed to interfere with pituitary gland receptors and the hypothalamus. Black cohosh’s other benefits are:
- Treat menopausal symptoms (sweating, anxiety, hot flashes)
- Uterine spasm
- Muscular rheumatism
- Premenstrual discomfort
- Help in preventing period cramping
- May decrease risk factor related with menopause such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis
Black cohosh contains flavonoids, resins, fatty acids, tannins, alkaloids, triterpene glycosides. Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) can be found on the market in tablets or as an extract.