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What is black cohosh and what is it used for?

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Black cohosh comes from the root of the American black cohosh plant. It's now a popular remedy for the symptoms of menopause.

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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