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Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa, Cimicifuga racemosa) is a type of herbal supplement that is claimed to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause. There has been some research done on the effectiveness of black cohosh, although there are mixed results. Because black cohosh is not suitable for everyone, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) prior to taking black cohosh.
 
(For more information, click Black Cohosh. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this herbal supplement, including dosing guidelines and potential side effects.)
 
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