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Black Cohosh is possibly effective for:
  • Menopausal symptoms. Research shows that taking some black cohosh products can reduce some symptoms of menopause. But the benefits are only modest. Black cohosh might lessen the frequency of hot flashes. Most of this research is for a specific commercial black cohosh product, Remifemin. The benefits may not occur with all products that contain black cohosh.

    Research using black cohosh products other than Remifemin have not always shown benefits for menopausal symptoms. Some of these studies show that these other black cohosh products do not reduce hot flashes or menopausal symptoms any better than a sugar pill (“placebo”).

    Some women take black cohosh for hot flashes related to breast cancer treatment. Women with breast cancer should not use black cohosh without talking to their cancer specialist or other health provider. Some early research suggested that black cohosh might reduce hot flashes in breast cancer patients, but more recent and higher quality research shows that black cohosh does not reduce hot flashes in women with breast cancer. Also, there is some question as to whether black cohosh is safe for women with breast cancer. It is important for a woman with breast cancer to discuss any use of black cohosh with her health provider before using it.


Black Cohosh has insufficient evidence for:
  • Induction of labor. Some people report that black cohosh can help start labor. As many as 45% of nurse-midwives use black cohosh to start labor in pregnant women at term. Despite its common use, there is no reliable scientific evidence that black cohosh works for this purpose.
  • Weak bones (Osteoporosis). There has been some research in women who are past menopause and take a black cohosh product called Klimadynon or Menofem. These products might lead to improved bone formation. However, bone formation is only part of the larger picture related to weak bones or osteoporosis. Bone material is constantly being broken down and rebuilt by the body. Some black cohosh products can lead to increased bone formation, but the newly formed bone may not be as strong as desired. Researchers often look to see whether the persons taking a particular product have fewer fractures over a period of time. They also look to see which bones break the most. For example vertebrae and leg bones may be affected differently. It is not known if black cohosh decreases the chance of developing weak bones or if it prevents bone fractures.
  • Acne.
  • Anxiety.
  • Bug bites.
  • Cough.
  • Fever.
  • Mole removal.
  • Painful menstruation.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Rheumatism.
  • Snake bite.
  • Sore throat.
  • Wart removal.
More evidence is needed to rate black cohosh for these uses.

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