An Herb Helpful for Women: Black Cohosh & Menopause

The Menopausal Years

Common name: Black cohosh

Latin name: Cimicifuga racemosa

 Menopause is a transition in a woman’s life that can be supported.  One of several herbs that may be helpful during menopause is the root of Black Cohosh.   This root is a popular Native American and folk remedy used for women’s ailments and menstrual cramps.  A component of the extract has been well researched in Germany for a broad range of menopausal symptoms.

If you or someone you know is experiencing menopausal symptoms please see a Doctor who can evaluate if Black cohosh is appropriate for you or someone you know.

Symptoms of Menopause include:

  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Decreased concentration abilities
  • Impaired short-term memory
  • Irregular menses
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Joint/Muscle pain
  • Dry vagina
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Involuntary loss of urine
  • Weight gain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Accelerated skin aging
  • Vision changes