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Health & longevity through the healing power of nature - that's what it means to trust the leaf.


Black Cohosh (Cimicicuga racemosa) is a traditional herb for women with mild estrogen-like activity. It is especially helpful during menstruation and menopause.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Take 1 Capsule three times daily with food or water

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
Black Cohosh (root) 540.00 mg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Millet, Magnesium Stearate

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product it you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Do not use if the outer seal is broken or missing.

If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before taking this product.

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Springville, Utah 84663 USA

Health Notes

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Menopause
Dose: 20 mg of a highly concentrated herbal extract taken twice per day
Studies have shown black cohosh to be a safe and effective treatment for women with hot flashes associated with menopause.(more)
Menopause and Depression
Dose: Two tablets twice a day for 8 weeks, then one tablet twice a day for 8 weeks, each tablet supplying 1 mg of triterpene glycosides from black cohosh and 0.25 mg of hypericin from St. John's wort
Menopausal and depression symptoms improved in post-menopausal women after they took a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort. (more)
Dysmenorrhea
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Black cohosh has a history as a folk medicine for relieving menstrual cramps.(more)
Premenstrual Syndrome
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Black cohosh has been historically used to treat PMS.(more)
Menopause
Dose: 20 mg of a highly concentrated herbal extract taken twice per day
Studies have shown black cohosh to be a safe and effective treatment for women with hot flashes associated with menopause.(more)
Menopause and Depression
Dose: Two tablets twice a day for 8 weeks, then one tablet twice a day for 8 weeks, each tablet supplying 1 mg of triterpene glycosides from black cohosh and 0.25 mg of hypericin from St. John's wort
Menopausal and depression symptoms improved in post-menopausal women after they took a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort. (more)
Dysmenorrhea
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Black cohosh has a history as a folk medicine for relieving menstrual cramps.(more)
Premenstrual Syndrome
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Black cohosh has been historically used to treat PMS.(more)
Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Black cohosh has been shown to improve bone mineral density in animals fed a low-calcium diet.(more)
Menopause
Dose: 20 mg of a highly concentrated herbal extract taken twice per day

Some, but not all, double-blind trials support the usefulness of black cohosh for women with hot flashes associated with menopause.1 In a three-month study of postmenopausal women, 40 mg per day of an extract of black cohosh was as effective as estrogen therapy in the treatment of hot flashes.2 A review of eight trials concluded black cohosh to be both safe and effective.3 However, one double-blind trial found that black cohosh is ineffective as a treatment for menopausal symptoms.4 Many doctors recommend 20 mg of a highly concentrated extract taken twice per day; 2 to 4 ml of tincture three times per day may also be used.

In a double-blind study of postmenopausal women who were experiencing psychological symptoms, a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving both menopausal symptoms and depression. The product used in this study contained (per tablet) black cohosh standardized to 1 mg of triterpene glycosides and St. John's wort standardized to 0.25 mg of hypericin. The amount taken was two tablets twice a day for eight weeks, followed by one tablet twice a day for eight weeks.5

References

1. Liske E. Therapeutic efficacy and safety of Cimicifuga racemosa for gynecological disorders. Advances Therapy 1998;15:45-53.

2. Nappi RE, Malavasi B, Brundu B, Facchinetti F. Efficacy of Cimicifuga racemosa on climacteric complaints: a randomized study versus low-dose transdermal estradiol. Gynecol Endocrinol 2005;20:30-5.

3. Lieberman S. A review of the effectiveness of Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) for the symptoms of menopause. J Womens Health 1998;7:525-9.

4. Newton KM, Reed SD, LaCroix AZ, et al. Treatment of vasomotor symptoms of menopause with black cohosh, multibotanicals, soy, hormone therapy, or placebo: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2006;145:869-79.

5. Uebelhack R, Blohmer JU, Graubaum HJ, et al. Black cohosh and St. John's wort for climacteric complaints: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol 2006;107:247-55.

Menopause and Depression
Dose: Two tablets twice a day for 8 weeks, then one tablet twice a day for 8 weeks, each tablet supplying 1 mg of triterpene glycosides from black cohosh and 0.25 mg of hypericin from St. John's wort In a double-blind study of postmenopausal women who were experiencing psychological symptoms, a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving both menopausal symptoms and depression. The product used in this study contained (per tablet) black cohosh standardized to 1 mg of triterpene glycosides and St. John's wort standardized to 0.25 mg of hypericin. The amount taken was two tablets twice a day for eight weeks, followed by one tablet twice a day for eight weeks.1
References

1. Uebelhack R, Blohmer JU, Graubaum HJ, et al. Black cohosh and St. John's wort for climacteric complaints: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol 2006;107:247-55.

Dysmenorrhea
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Black cohosh has a history as a folk medicine for relieving menstrual cramps. Black cohosh can be taken in several forms, including crude plant, dried root, or rhizome (300-2,000 mg per day), or as a solid, dry powdered extract (250 mg three times per day). Standardized extracts of the herb are available, though they have primarily been researched for use with menopausal women suffering from hot flashes. The recommended amount is 20-40 mg twice per day.1 The best researched form provides 1 mg of deoxyactein per 20 mg of extract. Tinctures can are also used (2-4 ml three times per day).2 The Commission E Monograph recommends black cohosh be taken for up to six months, and then discontinued.3

References

1. Murray MT. The Healing Power of Herbs. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1995, 376.

2. Bradley PR, ed. British Herbal Compendium, vol 1. Bournemouth, Dorset, UK: British Herbal Medicine Association, 1992, 34-6.

3. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 90.

Premenstrual Syndrome
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Black cohosh is approved in Germany for use in women with PMS.1 This approval appears to be based on historical use as there are no modern clinical trials to support the use of black cohosh for PMS.

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al., eds. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 90.

Menopause
Dose: 20 mg of a highly concentrated herbal extract taken twice per day

Some, but not all, double-blind trials support the usefulness of black cohosh for women with hot flashes associated with menopause.1 In a three-month study of postmenopausal women, 40 mg per day of an extract of black cohosh was as effective as estrogen therapy in the treatment of hot flashes.2 A review of eight trials concluded black cohosh to be both safe and effective.3 However, one double-blind trial found that black cohosh is ineffective as a treatment for menopausal symptoms.4 Many doctors recommend 20 mg of a highly concentrated extract taken twice per day; 2 to 4 ml of tincture three times per day may also be used.

In a double-blind study of postmenopausal women who were experiencing psychological symptoms, a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving both menopausal symptoms and depression. The product used in this study contained (per tablet) black cohosh standardized to 1 mg of triterpene glycosides and St. John's wort standardized to 0.25 mg of hypericin. The amount taken was two tablets twice a day for eight weeks, followed by one tablet twice a day for eight weeks.5

References

1. Liske E. Therapeutic efficacy and safety of Cimicifuga racemosa for gynecological disorders. Advances Therapy 1998;15:45-53.

2. Nappi RE, Malavasi B, Brundu B, Facchinetti F. Efficacy of Cimicifuga racemosa on climacteric complaints: a randomized study versus low-dose transdermal estradiol. Gynecol Endocrinol 2005;20:30-5.

3. Lieberman S. A review of the effectiveness of Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) for the symptoms of menopause. J Womens Health 1998;7:525-9.

4. Newton KM, Reed SD, LaCroix AZ, et al. Treatment of vasomotor symptoms of menopause with black cohosh, multibotanicals, soy, hormone therapy, or placebo: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2006;145:869-79.

5. Uebelhack R, Blohmer JU, Graubaum HJ, et al. Black cohosh and St. John's wort for climacteric complaints: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol 2006;107:247-55.

Menopause and Depression
Dose: Two tablets twice a day for 8 weeks, then one tablet twice a day for 8 weeks, each tablet supplying 1 mg of triterpene glycosides from black cohosh and 0.25 mg of hypericin from St. John's wort In a double-blind study of postmenopausal women who were experiencing psychological symptoms, a combination of black cohosh and St. John's wort was significantly more effective than a placebo in improving both menopausal symptoms and depression. The product used in this study contained (per tablet) black cohosh standardized to 1 mg of triterpene glycosides and St. John's wort standardized to 0.25 mg of hypericin. The amount taken was two tablets twice a day for eight weeks, followed by one tablet twice a day for eight weeks.1
References

1. Uebelhack R, Blohmer JU, Graubaum HJ, et al. Black cohosh and St. John's wort for climacteric complaints: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol 2006;107:247-55.

Dysmenorrhea
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Black cohosh has a history as a folk medicine for relieving menstrual cramps. Black cohosh can be taken in several forms, including crude plant, dried root, or rhizome (300-2,000 mg per day), or as a solid, dry powdered extract (250 mg three times per day). Standardized extracts of the herb are available, though they have primarily been researched for use with menopausal women suffering from hot flashes. The recommended amount is 20-40 mg twice per day.1 The best researched form provides 1 mg of deoxyactein per 20 mg of extract. Tinctures can are also used (2-4 ml three times per day).2 The Commission E Monograph recommends black cohosh be taken for up to six months, and then discontinued.3

References

1. Murray MT. The Healing Power of Herbs. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1995, 376.

2. Bradley PR, ed. British Herbal Compendium, vol 1. Bournemouth, Dorset, UK: British Herbal Medicine Association, 1992, 34-6.

3. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Boston, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 90.

Premenstrual Syndrome
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Black cohosh is approved in Germany for use in women with PMS.1 This approval appears to be based on historical use as there are no modern clinical trials to support the use of black cohosh for PMS.

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al., eds. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 90.

Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Black cohosh has been shown to improve bone mineral density in animals fed a low calcium diet,1 but it has not been studied for this purpose in humans.

References

1. Kadota S, Li JX, Li HY, et al. Effects of cimicifugae rhizome on serum calcium and phosphate levels in low calcium dietary rats and on bone mineral density in ovariectomized rats. Phytomed 1996/97;3(4):379-85.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Black cohosh is a shrub-like plant native to the eastern deciduous forests of North America, ranging from southern Ontario to Georgia, north to Wisconsin and west to Arkansas. The dried root and rhizome are used medicinally.1 When harvested from the wild, the root is black in color. Cohosh, an Algonquin Indian word meaning "rough," refers to the plants gnarly root structure.2

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    5.0

    A full night's sleep!

    By ktbug1226

    from Muskegon, Michigan

    About Me First Time User, Menapausal, Menopausal

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    Pros

    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

    • Upsets Stomach

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Women

    Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

    Have been using HRT 5 years and have maxed out my safe dosage. Night sweats and loss of sleep have plagued me for the past 9 months. Doctor recommended Black Cohosh as a supplement to my HRT. 2 doses of Black Cohosh for 2 days (not even taking full TID recommended on bottle) have already brought about wonderful results. Stocking up!!
    Downside: heartburn.

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    4.0

    I have bought this item again and again

    By latiina_love

    from San Diego, CA

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    • No Side Effects

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    Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

    I have used this product since I have menopause and it is very helpful for many of its symptoms. No other dosage has been more effective than this.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a 'wonder' root!

    By dsmith9

    from Little Rock, AR

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    Pros

    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • No Side Effects

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      • Good Alternative
      • Good Supplement
      • Preventative
      • Recovery

      Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

      I had a hysterectomy in 2007 and opted not to go on a hormonal treatment. I searched and searched for something natural that would help with the hot flashes. I stumbled upon this and have never looked back! I take 2 a day and my hot flashes have subsided quite a bit. I found the more I took, the less I noticed my hot flashes. Be careful though because it is also a natural laxative! Like I said, it's a wonder root!!!

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      4.0

      Black Cohosh

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      from Wixom, MI

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      • No Side Effects

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      • Complicated To Take

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      Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

      I am taking this to help with hot flashes.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      this product is awesome

      By jehovah7

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      Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

      reduces keeps hot flashes

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Working pretty well

      By lzwert

      from North Carolina

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        Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

        This product works pretty well if you take it three times a day. It does not completely get rid of hot flashes, but I think it decreases the number of times throughout the day and intensity of them. My biggest problem is remembering to take them 3xs a day.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome stuff

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        Comments about NATURES WAY Nature's Way® Black Cohosh Root:

        Works great for my shaky leg syndrome. I take 2 every night before I go to bed. When I took it in the morning, it made me nausious and dizzy but after a meal and before bed at night, works great.

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