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Black Cohosh for Menopause Symptoms

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Black Cohosh for Menopause Symptoms

Overview

Black cohosh, also known as black snakeroot or bugbane, is a medicinal root. It is used to treat women's hormone-related symptoms, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual cramps, and menopausal symptoms.

Studies on black cohosh have had mixed results. Some studies have shown that black cohosh can relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. But other studies have shown that black cohosh does not relieve symptoms.

Be sure to talk to your doctor before you take it.

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Current as of: May 14, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
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