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Who should take black cohosh?

The primary use of black cohosh is to treat menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. This herb has been used to induce labor, treat PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and treat irregularities of the menstrual cycle. Historically, black cohosh has been used to treat rheumatism. Many studies are being conducted on the uses and safety of black cohosh.

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How should I take black cohosh?
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What are the other names for black cohosh supplements?
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Other names for black cohosh, which is available as a supplement, include black snakeroot, rattl...
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How does black cohosh work?
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Can black cohosh supplements cause liver disease?
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