Clinical studies the world over have shown that black cohosh extract not only relieves hot flashes, but also depression and vaginal atrophy.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Natural Health Sherpa recently released a review of black cohosh, a plant that works against hot flashes, moodiness, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of menopause. Plenty of studies have been reviewed to ascertain the effectiveness of black cohosh.
Black cohosh has been used for snake bites, earning it the nickname snakeroot. It has also been used to cure sore throats. “Clinical studies the world over have shown that black cohosh extract not only relieves hot flashes, but also depression and vaginal atrophy,” according to the health website.
Natural Health Sherpa continues to say that black cohosh works by “affecting the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which may also be why black cohosh has also been shown to alleviate irritability and mood swings.”
The review also went to great lengths to explain the dangers of using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a cure for menopause.
“Researchers felt so strongly about the negative implications of long-term combined HRT, especially the unacceptably high risk for breast cancer, that they ended the study three years early! Participants were contacted and instructed to stop taking the drug—immediately,” the report said.
According to http://www.naturalhealthsherpa.com, in comparison to estrogen, black cohosh gives the same relief for symptoms of menopause. Although it is said to cause liver cancer, millions of users have not experienced such side effect.
Natural Health Sherpa recommends choosing black cohosh products carefully, since 3 out of 11 cohosh supplements do not contain any traces of this plant at all, according to the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.
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