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Black Cohosh Supplements

The black cohosh plant has been used for a variety of ailments. It has a long history as a folk remedy. This includes treating the sense of not being well (malaise). It is used for muscle aches, colds, constipation and arthritis. Black cohosh is used by many women in menopause. It is thought to help with hot flashes, mood, headaches, night sweats and sleep issues. Black cohosh is a natural choice for women who are worried about the risks of using hormone medications. While there is some evidence that black cohosh may be helpful for these symptoms, the results are mixed. Less common uses of black cohosh are relieving the symptoms that some women get with their menstrual cycle (period) such as cramps and mood swings. These studies are ongoing.

Choosing Your Black Cohosh Supplements

The roots and stems of black cohosh are used to make supplements. A supplement is a dietary product that helps people to get nutrition that may not be included in their diet. These may include plant compounds. Black cohosh supplements are available in tablets, capsules, and liquids. There are a couple of choices for people who have trouble swallowing or do not like to take tablets or capsules. You can open a capsule and stir into a hot drink to make it easier for you to take. Liquid black cohosh can easily be added to juice, tea, or water. Black cohosh can be stored for a long time to allow you to take it as you wish. Black cohosh may cause stomach upset, so it is recommended that it be taken with a glass of water or some food. It is important to review your medical condition with your physician before starting a supplement. Please remember to discuss any history of breast cancer or liver disease. The symptoms of liver disease include abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Also, review any other medications you may be taking to avoid any possible side effects. Remember to include over the counter medications and any other supplements.

This article is only for your information. It is not health care advice. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate or check herbs and supplements. There is no guarantee of purity, strength, or safety of the products. As a result, results and reactions may be different. You should read the labels very carefully. Speak with your doctor or nurse before taking any new supplement. This is very important health problem, especially if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your physician before taking a supplement. Speak with a healthcare provider if you have any reactions.

This article is only for your information. It is not advice about your health care. You should read the product labels carefully. It is important for you to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement. If you are taking medications, including over-the-counter medications, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking other supplements, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist. If you have a medical condition or health problem, or if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your doctor. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience any reactions or side effects.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.