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How much black cohosh should you take?

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For menopausal symptoms, the dose of black cohosh used in studies is 20-40 milligram tablets of a standardized extract taken twice a day. More than 900 milligrams a day of black cohosh is considered an overdose. Directions for taking black cohosh in other forms will vary. Some experts say no one should take black cohosh for more than 6 months at a time.

From: Black Cohosh WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Black Cohosh." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Herbs at a Glance: Black Cohosh."


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Black Cohosh." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Herbs at a Glance: Black Cohosh."


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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