PRIMARY USES: Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Hot Flashes, Cramps, Birthing preparer, Delayed Labor
Black Cohosh is a distinctive woman’s remedy. It stimulates delayed menses as an emmenogogue while relaxing the muscles around the uterine area to help decrease menstrual cramps. It can help PMS symptoms and help to regulate a woman back into a more normal cycle. It can also help amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.
Black Cohosh will diminish the negative side effects of menopause by improving neurovegetative symptoms such as hot flashes, perspiration, heart palpitations, nervousness and irritability, sleep problems and depression.
Black Cohosh has been used to assist in labor. If used in the last 3 weeks of pregnancy (week 38-40) or even later if one has gone beyond their due date, Black Cohosh will help to bring on strong pre-labor contractions and prepare the uterus for birth. It should not be used any earlier in pregnancy as it can cause a miscarriage.
Black Cohosh is also effective for rheumatic, joint and muscle pains.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND CAUT IONS:
Pregnancy, Nursing. No known drug interactions. Since black Cohosh is not actually estrogenic, it is NOT contraindicated in estrogen sensitive cancer.
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Fem-Silver (menopause formulas with black cohosh)
Fem-Cycle (PMS and cycle regulating formula with black cohosh)
DOSAGE: 1 5-30 drops 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water. Increase serving to 30-60 drops for acute cramping and lack of period during menses.