Moreover, when a more efficient extraction method was used to extract black cohosh
plant material (sample 2), formononetin still could not be found in the extract by HPLC-PDA and LC-MS analysis even though a very concentrated solution was used for the analysis.
The approximately 8,000-word document on black cohosh
is the third publication in the ongoing series of Laboratory Guidance Documents (LGDs).
The problem will only get worse, as recent studies point to the use of such plants as black cohosh
to treat cancer and menopause discomfort.
The report thoroughly examines the many facets of the real concern of black cohosh
adulteration, including confusing nomenclature, market economics, history of alleged liver toxicity possibly associated with the adulterants, and analytical tests available to ensure correct identity of black cohosh
Modern research has focused on the use of black cohosh
in peri menopause and menopause.
We evaluated the effects of black cohosh
extract on liver morphology, and on levels of various hepatic function indices in rats.
Extracts of black cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa) are one of the most commonly used herbal preparations for treatment of menopausal symptoms.
Asheville, NC Southern Appalachian School for Growing Medicinal Plants, presents: Division of Bloodroot, Black Cohosh
, and Goldenseal with Robert Eidus and Ed Fletcher (Strategic Sourcing).
Their reviews conclude that the herbal remedy black cohosh
seems to be effective in controlling the severity of hot flashes.
She also said taking a good multi-vitamin and mineral can help reduce symptoms while taking the herb Black Cohosh
was effective at combating hot flushes.
Komen Foundation, mice given black cohosh
(at a dose comparable to 40 mg per day in women) were no more likely to get breast tumors than mice given a placebo.
The extract, called black cohosh
, is especially popular among women who have developed breast cancer, because hormone-replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms isn't recommended for such women.
Hot flushes can be eased with a combination of Sage and black cohosh
tincture and with a good dietary supplement formula containing calcium, magnesium and boron.
To provide even more effective relief, Women's Preferred Hot Flash Formula also contains black cohosh
The most popular holistic approach involves herbs such as Dong Quai, licorice root, black cohosh
and fennel to balance hormone levels.