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Earlier research (14) described a phytoestrogen combination that contained soy isoflavones and also the non-phytoestrogen hormone modulating herbs, Angelica sinensis (dong quai) and Actaea racemosa (black cohosh), which the authors inaccurately referred to as phytoestrogens.
HEAVEN SCENT Carol takes in blissful actaea racemosa TOUGH TO BEAT Daphne cneorum is one of the hardiest plants around
Some varieties of the genus Actaea may look similar to Actaea racemosa, but they do not have the same effect and, in fact, can be harmful.
Cimicifuga racemosa, synonymous with Actaea racemosa (black cohosh), now widely employed for the treatment of hot flushes, made its way into the Eclectic Dispensary in 1852 as a highly regarded treatment for amenorrhoea (Duke 1985), having been adopted by the European colonists from the native Americans; the Cherokee and Iroquois people for 'gynecopathy (diseases peculiar to women) and rheumatism' (McKenna 2001).
The recent research has suggests a distinct increase in the effectiveness of silver nanoparticles in combination with plant extracts such as Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) and Chrysophyllum albidum (African Udala).