Black Cohosh: Health Benefits

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Now we are talking about a medicinal herb plant which is more available in North America called “Black Snake Root” as it looks like intertwined snakes on the lower side of the plant. Its scientific name is Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa.

This plant is widely used for menopause problems, arthritis and depression. It is exclusively used for menopause related issues. More than twenty studies found it can reduce the symptoms of menopause issues.

The primary active component of this herb root is terpene glycoside actein and cimicifugoside. It also has active ingredients which are alkaloids, flavonoids, and tannins that can work against our health issues. Black cohosh can also be effective for psychological problems like depression as it contains antidepressant compounds based on the report from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

And when it comes to black cohosh precautionary measures, it is less likely to cause some digestive problems. In some rare cases, it can have a miserable effect on the liver. So it is better to use it under the supervision of doctors.

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