Black Cohosh: Treating More Than Menopause
Black Cohosh Ginkgo Biloba Dong Quai Ginseng Red Clover Soy Vitex Macafem
Black Cohosh
Black cohosh grows in the woods of eastern North America
Ginkgo Biloba
Traditionally used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Dong Quai
Dong Quai is often referred to as "the female ginseng"
Ginseng
The Chinese word "rénshén" means "man root" in English
Red Clover
Originates from Asia, parts of Northern Africa, and Central Europe
Soy
Traditionally used in the Orient as a source of protein and medicine
Vitex
Vitex agnus-castus is also called chaste tree
Macafem
Originates from the Andean mountains of Perú

Black Cohosh: Treating More Than Menopause

Black Cohosh: Treating More Than MenopauseDo you think it´s impossible to find relief from achy joints, menstrual cramps and digestive problems from a single source? Think again. Native to North America and a member of the buttercup family, black cohosh, a perennial plant, is often used to alleviate a myriad of problems from weight loss to controlling high blood pressure.

For its numerous curative effects, it´s not surprising black cohosh is widely considered the most effective herb to help treat symptoms of menopause. Read on to learn about the different ways black cohosh can help you.

Black Cohosh for Weight Loss

Up to 90 per cent of women experience weight gain during menopause as a result of decreasing estrogen levels. As the body´s natural stores begin to deplete, fat cells producing copious amounts of estrogen increase production leading to weight gain. Black cohosh works to raise estrogen levels while decreasing the production of fat cells.

Black Cohosh to Induce Labor

Black Cohosh: Treating More Than MenopausePopular among midwives, black cohosh helps to induce labor by strengthening uterine contractions and ripening the cervix. Despite these helpful effects, black cohosh should be avoided during pregnancy because it can stimulate an abortion.

Treating Arthritis

In a review of scientific studies the combination of black cohosh with willow barks, sarsaparilla, guaiacum resin and poplar bark can help to relieve arthritic symptoms.

Aches and Pains

Its mild sedative and anti-inflammatory properties allow this versatile herb to treat muscle aches and pains, inflamed joints and nerve pains. Additional scientific studies are being done to evaluate black cohosh´s effect as a pain killer.

Osteoporosis

Black Cohosh: Treating More Than MenopauseLaboratory studies have found phytoestorgens within black cohosh help to inhibit bone loss, such as the case in osteoporosis.

Menstruation

Its antispasmodic (suppresses muscle cramps) properties help quell painful menstruation cramps.

Although scientists continue to debate about how black cohosh works, there is little debate about its numerous curative effects. Click here to read more information on black cohosh.

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Macafem
Is an Andean plant regarded as one of the best treatments for menopause symptoms because of it boosts the endocrine system.
Dong Quai
Is an Asian plant that has been used for thousands of years to treat gynecological problems, blood disorders, and as a sedative.
Ginkgo Biloba
Is a popular and ancient Chinese herbal remedy used to improve circulation, mental performance, and menopause symptoms.
Ginseng
Is a root widely used by Chinese, Koreans and Native Americans as a preventative treatment and to increase vitality.
Soy
Is a healthy, low-fat source of protein and is used as treat menopause because of its high amount of phytoestrogens.
Red Clover
Is a variety of Clover with a high nutritional value and it's widely used as an immune-booster and menopause relief, but it has some side effects.
Black Cohosh
Is a phytoestrogenic herb from eastern North America and it is used as a supplement to treat several illnesses, including menopause symptoms.
Vitex
Used since roman times to help women with hormonal imbalances, but pregnant women should avoid it.
Which herb should women try? Today women are looking for relief from their menopause symptoms with herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs and non-estrogenic herbs are good in relieving menopause symptoms, but recent studies show that non-estrogenic herbs have no side effects because they help the body to produce its own hormones instead of introducing hormones like the phytoestrogenic ones. Learn more about non-estrogenic herbs for menopause.
Black Cohosh: Treating More Than Menopause