|Botanical Name||Traditional use||Contraindications|
|Cimicifuga racemosa||Menopause, hot flushes, rheumatism, sedative, regulate menstruation.||
Avoid in hormone sensitive cancers, breast and prostate cancer,endometriosis, uterine fibroids. Avoid if allergic to plants in buttercup family.
Avoid if you have a history of blood clots, stroke , seizures.
Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a herb that has a long history of traditional use in North American Indian medicine and has been used widely in Western cultures since the early 1800s. It is generally used for the relief of the symptoms of menopause and is approved for use in Australia in medicines sold in pharmacies, supermarkets and other retail outlets. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) reviewed the safety of Black cohosh in 2005 following reports of possible liver problems internationally and in Australia. Considering the widespread use of Black cohosh, the incidence of liver reaction appears to be very low. Following the safety review, the TGA decided that medicines containing Black cohosh must carry the following label statement: Warning : Black cohosh May harm the liver in some individuals . Use under the supervision of a health care practitioner/ professional or Dr .
In very rare cases, Black cohosh has been associated with liver failure. If you are experiencing yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain and/or loss of appetite, you should stop using this product and see your doctor. If symptoms persist consult your health care provider.
-do not take if pregant and breastfeeding or under 18 years of age
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