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What drugs and foods interact with black cohosh supplements?

Some drugs may interact with black cohosh, an herb that is sometimes taken in supplement form to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, although its effectiveness hasn't been proved. The herb is sometimes used to relieve side effects of breast cancer treatment, but some doctors recommend waiting until treatment is complete.

Black cohosh also contains small amounts of salicylic acid, so anyone allergic to aspirin should avoid black cohosh. Pregnant women and those with liver problems should not take black cohosh. As with any supplement, consult your doctor before taking black cohosh.

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