Black Cohosh has been in use for generations a treatment for menstrual cramps, and menopausal related problems. Some studies have shown it to be effective against high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, it has also been used for arthritis. Black cohosh has even been suggested as a substitute to hormone replacement therapy, which can generate unnecessary side effects in some women.
Black Cohosh Side Effects
Side effects of using black cohosh are rare. However, some people do experience stomach upset, vomiting, headache, dizziness, weight gain, and dizziness while using black cohosh.
Because of its hormonal effects, avoid using black cohosh if you or someone in your family ever had a breast cancer.
Also, if you are pregnant or nursing consult your doctor before using black cohosh.
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