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Women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause may benefit from black cohosh (Actaea racemosa, Cimicifuga racemosa). There is some scientific evidence that this herbal supplement can alleviate menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. While black cohosh seems to work like estrogen (it has many actions similar to estrogen), research suggests that it does not bind to estrogen receptors and does not increase the number of estrogen receptors. Therefore, it is not known how or why this supplement has estrogen-like effects.
Although this is a natural product, side effects are still possible and may include things such as headaches, weight gain, and an upset stomach. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking this herb if you have endometriosis, cancer, liver disease, or any allergies.
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