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Black Cohosh Standardised

Standardised Black Cohosh

Natures Way Standardised Black Cohosh. Acts upon the female reproductive organs, thereby assisting with premenstrual symptoms, painful or difficult menstruation & with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. Many studies confirm its mild sedative & anti-inflammatory activity. 2.5% Triterpene glycosides. 60 tablets

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60 Tablets

Common Uses

Black cohosh has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-cough, relaxing nervine and emmenagogue properties and a powerful action upon the female reproductive organs. It has currently become the largest selling herbal dietary supplement in the United States for reducing symptoms associated with menopause. It may prove helpful in reducing hot flushes, exerting a positive effect on vaginal lining and moderating altered mood. It may also assist with premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhoea.

Suggested Dosage

1 tablet twice daily with water, which delivers a total of 2.5mg triterpene glycosides.

Health Information

Black Cohosh

Among Native Americans and early settlers in North America, Black cohosh root was an important folk medicine for menstrual irregularities and as an aid in child birth. Adopted in medical practices in the early nineteenth century, it had a great reputation as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis and rheumatism; for helping normalise suppressed or painful menses; and for helping relieve pain after child birth. It was also used for nervous disorders.

The root was an official drug in the US pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1926. Black Cohosh has been approved for use in Germany for helping with premenstrual symptoms, painful or difficult menstruation & for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. Many studies confirm its mild sedative & anti-inflammatory activity. An Isoflavone in the root is said to binds to estrogen receptors, producing estrogenic like activity. As ovarian function declines during menopause, estrogen production also declines and lutenising hormone (LH) increases. These changes are associated with hot flushes.

Another study compared the effects of conventional estrogen replacement therapy with Black cohosh in 60 women less than 40 years old who had complete hysterectomies and were experiencing menopause like symptoms. In all groups, a reduction in LH was observed. Black cohosh treatment was comparable to conventional treatment. It is useful to note that Black Cohosh is contra indicated in early pregnancy but considered useful as a parturient in the last 4 weeks of term.


Each tablet contains 40mg of Black Cohosh extract (root, rhizome), standardised to 2.5% triterpene glycosides measured as 27-deoxyactein (1mg). Other ingredients: Cellulose, sodium croscarmellose, stearic acid and silica.


Keep out of reach of children. Do not take while on HRT or other hormonal treatment. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional if you have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice.  PLEASE NOTE: Taking too much Black Cohosh may cause a headache. It will go away in a few hours, but the following day, take less. Do not take this produce if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

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