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Cohosh is a common name for several herbs and may refer to:
Black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa (Ranunculaceae), now known as Actea racemosa
Blue cohosh, Caulophyllum thalictroides (Berberidaceae)
Red cohosh, Actaea rubra (Ranunculaceae)
White cohosh, Actaea pachypoda (Ranunculaceae)
Even supplements that are touted as treatment for menopausal symptoms, such as soy or black cohosh, have only conflicting data at best supporting their use, he said.
Some women say natural remedies like black cohosh, red clover, soy and omega-3 fish oil also help relieve hot flashes and other symptoms.
What it is: The extract of the root of the black cohosh plant.
The bottom line: More evidence is needed to confirm the effects of black cohosh, both positive and negative.
Another review published in 2010 found that unspecified black cohosh "preparations" decreased hot flash symptoms by 26 percent.
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