EN on Herbs

March 2000 Issue

Managing the Effects of Menopause With Black Cohosh

Also known as black snake root, rattleroot and rattleweed, extracts of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) have been used as a folk remedy for hundreds of years. The herb was introduced into medicine by Native Americans, who still sing its praises. What It Might Do: Women in Europe have used the standardized black cohosh preparation Remifemin for over 40 years. Extensive European studies have found it effective for alleviating menopausal hot flashes, night sweats,

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