Black Cohosh Extract
|Appearance ||Fine powder |
|Sieve Analysis ||100% pass 80 mesh|
|Loss on Drying ||5% Max|
|Heavy metals ||NMT 10ppm|
|Arsenic (As)||NMT 1ppm|
|Lead (Pb)||NMT 0.5ppm|
|GMO Status||GMO Free|
|Total Plate Count ||1000cfu/g Max|
|Yeast & Mold ||100cfu/g Max|
Actaea racemosa (black cohosh, black bugbane or black snakeroot or fairy candle; Cimicifuga racemosa) is a plant of the family . It is native to eastern from the extreme south of south to central , and west to and . The plant grows in a variety of woodland , and is often found in small woodland openings. The and of black cohosh have long been used medicinally by . Extracts from these plant materials are thought to possess , , and properties. Today, black cohosh preparations (tinctures or tablets of dried materials) are used chiefly to treat symptoms associated with .
used black cohosh to treat gynecological and other disorders, including , kidney problems, and . Black cohosh has also been used as an .
Black cohosh is used as marketed to women as remedies for the symptoms of , menopause and other problems. However, its usage for treating these ailments is controversial, with some studies casting doubt on its efficacy. Study design and dosage of black cohosh preparations play a role in clinical outcome, and recent investigations with pure compounds found in black cohosh have identified some beneficial effects of these compounds on physiological pathways underlying age-related disorders like .
Because of some physiological effects of black cohosh extracts, it was originally thought these extracts contained compounds. Recent research, however, suggests that these physiological effects may be due to black cohosh compounds that bind and activate receptors, and a derivative of serotonin with high affinity to , , has been identified in black cohosh.
Like most plants, black cohosh contains many with . Complex biological , such as (e.g. ), have been shown to reduce -induced bone loss () by blocking in in vitro and in vivo models.