Benefits of Black Cohosh for Women's Health

Black Cohosh is a perennial herb of the buttercup family, also known as bugbane, rattleweed, and black snakeroot. It is native to Eastern North America.

The root of this herb is used for medicinal purposes. Black cohosh was first used for medicinal purposes by Native American Indians, who introduced it to European colonists. Records show that Native Americans began using it centuries ago for the treatment of menstrual irregularities, menopause symptoms, and to ease childbirth. Black cohosh became a popular treatment for women's health issues in Europe in the mid-1950s.

Key Component of Black Cohosh

A key component of black cohosh is fukinolic acid, a compound that has estrogen-like properties. Proponents suggest this may be beneficial to women as they experience age-related declines in estrogen levels, a key factor in the development of menopausal symptoms.

Black cohosh has been utilized as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy. It is an herb sometimes used to treat perimenopause and menopause symptoms. In particular, these symptoms include hot flashes, moodiness, vaginal dryness, and excessive sweating. Commonly called menopausal symptoms, these happen before and after menopause. Perimenopause is the period of around 4 years or longer where women have these symptoms.

Benefits Weakened Bones (Osteoporosis)

Black Cohosh has also been shown to benefit those with weakened bones (osteoporosis), and for starting labor in pregnant women. It is also used to promote sleep, heart disease, to improve mental function, for infertility, arthritis, and indigestion.

May Reduce Inflammation

Preliminary studies suggest that black cohosh may help reduce inflammation associated osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Laboratory studies have found that plant-based estrogens (called phytoestrogens) in black cohosh may inhibit bone loss, such as seen with osteoporosis.

May Improve Sleeplessness

Because of its stress and anxiety lowering capabilities, black cohosh has been shown to improve sleeplessness.

Black cohosh taken from days 1 to 12 of menstrual cycle improved pregnancy rate by 170% in clomid cycles.


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Benefits: Black Cohosh may support:

  • Menstrual pain and discomfort
  • Uterine stimulation
  • Menopausal symptoms, including anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
  • Stimulating the kidneys
  • Reducing inflammation