As a comparative study, we also examined phytochemical profile of the polyphenols from the black cohosh
extract from Pure-World Botanicals, Inc (now Naturex) which was used to produce the capsule.
Second was black cohosh
(46%), followed by soy supplements and food (42%), antidepressants (32%), meditation and relaxation (26%), evening primrose oil (17%), and blood pressure medications (14%), Some respondents said they used more than one therapy.
But overall, survey respondents perceived antidepressants to be one of the most effective methods, followed by homeopathy, meditation and relaxation, evening primrose, blood pressure medications, black cohosh
, soy products, and multivitamins and calcium.
Of the individual supplements assessed, black cohosh
was significantly associated with lower breast cancer risk (adjusted OR 0.
Nevertheless, sales of black cohosh
have soared as women have turned away from estrogen-replacement therapy, which has been linked with an increased risk of stroke (SN: 4/15/06, p.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the National Institutes of Health Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research may have figured out what makes the natural herb black cohosh
relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes - it appears to act on human opiate receptors, which play a role in regulating a body's temperature.
market analysis has estimate that 10,000 roots of Black Cohosh
are shipped weekly to Europe, where it has made it big as a menopausal herb.
is one of the most widely studied herbs for menopause symptoms, and one of the safest, according to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
The panel looked at studies involving several alternatives to estrogen, including testosterone, tibolone, antidepressants, and complementary therapies such as black cohosh
Mayo Clinic researchers, who recently conducted a double-blind, randomized study of 132 women taking either black cohosh
pills or a placebo for a four-week period, found that black cohosh
worked no better than placebo to reduce menopausal hot flashes.
We need to research this question and determine if black cohosh
can improve the quality of people's lives as some claim.
, a herb also used by women to assist the normalisation of hormones.
For women who still have symptoms, some may benefit from an herbal supplement called black cohosh
, such as Remifemin, a German-made brand of black cohosh
, she said.
With such a wide range available like black cohosh
, red clover, soya isoflavones, wild yam and sage, it can be hard for customers to decide.
But after trying non-hormonal options such as black cohosh
and vitamin E and enduring three months of hot flash misery, she returned to Premarin, albeit at a lower dose.