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Cimicifuga racemosa, Black Cohosh, Cimicifuga


Cimicifuga racemosa, Black Cohosh

Actions
emmenagogue, anti-spasmodic, nervine, sedative

Pharmacology
formononetin binds to estrogen receptors inducing an estrogen-like activity in the body

Uses
dysmenorrhea, delayed or irregular menses, PMS, hot flashes
normalizes irratic contractions, quiets premature labor
arthritis, sciatica, neuralgia, muscle spasms

Contraindications
avoid in first trimester unless threatened miscarriage or premature
large doses may cause vertigo, impaired vision, N/V, headach

 

 

 

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