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How does black cohosh work?

Researchers believe the herb, black cohosh, may have estrogenic effects, but studies are not conclusive and more research is needed. One of the compounds found in black cohosh, fukinolic acid, has shown antiinflammatory action. There are several other active compounds in this herb and research is ongoing.

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