Latin Name: Actaea racemosa
Physical Description: Black Cohosh is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. A species of flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family.
Uses: used to treat symptoms of menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful menstruation, acne, osteoporosis, and for starting labor in pregnant women.
Safety Concerns: Safe taken by mouth appropriately by adults for up to one year.
Black cohosh can cause some mild side effects such as stomach upset, cramping, headache, rash, a feeling of heaviness, vaginal spotting or bleeding, and weight gain.
Always consult your physician before taking any medicinal products. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to see if the product is appropriate for you. If you experience any pain or adverse side-effects, stop and consult your healthcare provider immediately.