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Black Cohosh Extract (Black Cohosh)

Also known as Remifemin, Cimicifugae Racemosae Rhizoma, Fariy Candle Root, Actaea Racemosa Root, Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot, Bugbane, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root, Bugwort, and Rattlesnake Root

Actaea racemosa (black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, fairy candle; syn. Cimicifuga racemosa) is a species of flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae. It is native to eastern North America from the extreme south of Ontario to central Georgia, and west to Missouri and Arkansas. It grows in a variety of woodland habitats, and is often found in small woodland openings. The roots and rhizomes have long been used medicinally by Native Americans. Extracts from these plant materials are thought to possess analgesic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory properties. Today, black cohosh preparations (tinctures or tablets of dried materials) are used mainly to treat symptoms associated with menopause.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed black cohosh extract to treat menopause, hot flashes, blastomycosis, and rabies.

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