$18.00

Black Cohosh Herbal Tincture
[Tin-BlackCoh]

Native to North America, black cohosh is a plant used for the medicinal properties in its roots. Black cohosh is most commonly used to treat menopausal symptoms and other menstrual problems, including painful menstruation, hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Black cohosh contains several different medical properties that may help if you have osteoporosis as well as other medical conditions. You should always consult your physician before taking any herbal remedy to discuss potential side effects and drug interactions.

Estrogen-Like
Black cohosh has estrogen-like properties that may help to relieve your menopausal symptoms or treat other menstrual problems. Black cohosh contains triterpene glycosides and isoflavones that may produce estrogen-like actions in the body, states the University of Michigan Health System. Specifically, black cohosh appears to decrease secretions of luteinizing hormone, which typically increases in women during menopause. Black cohosh's constituents also appear to affect estrogen production possibly by acting as a selective-estrogen receptor modifier, explains the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Black cohosh seems to display estrogen-like effects in only certain parts of the body, specifically the brain, bones and vagina. The estrogen-like properties in black cohosh are what can potentially relieve symptoms related to menopause, such as hot flashes, as well as help to treat premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation, the University of Michigan Health System notes.

Antiosteoporotic
If you have or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, taking black cohosh may help. Tied to black cohosh's estrogen-like effects, the herb also may have antiosteoporotic properties that can prevent bone loss. A 1996 animal study found that black cohosh was effective at preventing osteoporosis, states the University of Michigan Health System. The study looked at black cohosh's effects on serum calcium and phosphate levels in rats, as well as bone mineral density. A 2008 laboratory study found that black cohosh extract helped bone formation in preosteoblast cells. Further, a double-blind human study published in the Journal of Menopause in 2006 found that black cohosh had antiosteoporotic effects in postmenopausal women, notes the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Anticancer
Black cohosh may contain anticancer properties that could help to protect you from developing cancer or prevent cancer cell growth. A 2007 laboratory study found that the phenol called petasiphenone in black cohosh can reduce prostate cancer cell growth, states the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. And unlike estrogen or true plant-based chemicals with estrogen-like actions, called phytoestrogens, black cohosh doesn't induce breast cancer cell growth, according to several test tube studies conducted in 1993, 1998 and 2000. For example, a study conducted in Germany and published in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics in 1993 found that black cohosh didn't promote carcinoma cells in the mammary glands, notes the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But a 2008 animal study of black cohosh found that the herb increased metastatic breast cancer in mice, Sloan-Kettering points out. These findings may not translate to humans, however, because a 2007 observational study of human breast cancer patients revealed that taking black cohosh appeared to prolong cancer-free survival.

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