Product Name: Black Cohosh Extract
Latin name: Cimicifuga Racemose (L)Nutt.
Active Ingredient: Triterpene glycosides 2.5%,5%,8% (HPLC)
Appearance: Fine Brown Powder
What is Black Cohosh?
Black Cohosh is an herb native to the Eastern United States. It can be used to remedy many ailments, especially those related to women's health. Native Americans even used Black Cohosh for snakebites. In the 1800's, physicians discovered the medicinal value of Black Cohosh and started including it in various remedies for fevers and arthritis. Black Cohosh is used in Europe as a remedy for menstrual cramps, and also for relief of menopausal symptoms. Black Cohosh is valuable for many different health problems.
Black cohosh, otherwise known as cimicifuga racemosa, is a plant from the buttercup family that grows in the woodlands of Ontario, Georgia, Arkansas and Wisconsin. This herb is then used for different purposes, but is best known for its use as an herbal supplement to decrease the side effects of menopause. This should not be confused with blue cohosh, which has different properties, treatments, and side effects.
Often times black cohosh and blue cohosh will be used in conjunction to induce labor, but they are very different compounds. It is still not completely understood how black cohosh works its magic, so to speak. Further, it is not yet been determined in the United States that it truly does relieve these symptoms, as clinical studies have not proven this conclusively to date. Regardless, this is still a widely regarded herbal supplement that is recommended by many physicians as well as many users who hail its benefits.
What is the function of Black Cohosh extract?
Black Cohosh extract has the similar function as estrogen. It has a history of use for women’s health issues dating back to Native Americans. Today people find more widespread usage on it for gynecological issues from menstruation to menopause. It is most commonly used for menopausal symptoms due to its estrogenic effect on the body.
Besides, the apparent healing properties of Black cohosh root extend beyond its use for "women's problems." Thought to work as an anti-inflammatory and mild sedative, black cohosh may relieve muscle aches and pains. It has also been used to clear mucous membranes.