An herb used by a majority of women since many years, Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) carries on to be a well-liked natural therapy for menstrual symptoms such as hot flashes, mild mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness, irritability, anxiety, depression, poor sleep, abnormal or heavy bleeding. In younger females, the herb is very popular to decrease menstrual cramps, PMS, muscle aches, low back pain, depression and anxiety associated with the monthly cycles. Also, females who are going through the period of natural menopause, with uneven periods and thorny moods are more expected to benefit from Black Cohosh.
Black Cohosh is of a great help for your monthly hormonal changes or discrepancies and falls in hormone levels. The herb is known to calm down your nervous system, thereby decreasing aches, cramps, and fretfulness. In addition, it acts as a uterine tonic; also facilitates decrease in hot flashes or other signs. Black Cohosh can also assist with headaches related to low oestrogen-monthly, prior to menses and/or throughout the menses in younger women.
The herb is composed of active compounds named phytoestrogens and triterpene glycosides that are identified to mimic the activities of natural oestrogen. Though it’s almost impractical to prevent all menopausal signs, this “feminine herb” aids in comforting you during your menstrual cycle and helps alleviate the switch into menopause. It is safe to use Black Cohosh for long term.
How Black Cohosh works?
Black Cohosh works as a phytoestrogen, a plant constituent that works just like oestrogen. It works on the endocrine system and helps in regulating the hormones in the body. The herb is constituted with mild estrogenic properties and assists in balancing the female hormone levels by binding to oestrogen receptor sites and can be a great help for nutritional support during the period of menopause as it may help out to calm distressing but usual menopausal symptoms.
Health Benefits of Black Cohosh:
- Supports the female reproductive system.
- Mimics the oestrogen’s effects for normal hormonal balance.
- Anti-inflammatory properties working on joint pain and rigidity.
- Eases the distress of night sweats and hot flashes associated with menopause.
- Supports relaxation for a better sleep and an improved mood.
- Also, may help in improving the nutrient uptake, ejecting out waste products, and even decreasing constipation and risk of gastric ulcers.