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Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh - Research

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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
Treatment of climacteric symptoms such as hot flushes, profuse sweating, sleeping disorders and nervous irritability (18-26).
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
Treatment of premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhoea (27, 28).
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
Treatment of coughs, dyspepsia, epilepsy, intercostal myalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, snake bites, tinnitus and whooping cough (1, 8, 9, 28, 29).


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18. Daiber W. Klimakterische Beschwerden: ohne Hormone zum Erfolg! Ärztliche Praxis, 1983, 35:1946-1947.
19. Földes J. Die Wirkungen eines Extraktes aus Cimicifuga racemosa. Ärztliche Forschung, 1959, 13:623-624.
20. Lehmann-Willenbrock E, Riedel HH. Klinische und endokrinologische Untersuchungen zur Therapie ovarieller Ausfallerscheinungen nach Hysterektomie unter Belassung der Adnexe. Zentralblatt Gynäkologie, 1988, 110:611-618.
21. Liske E, Wüstenberg P, Boblitz N. Human-pharmacological investigations during treatment of climacteric complaints with Cimicifuga racemosa (Remifemin®): no estrogen-like effects. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International ESCOP Symposium. London, European Scientific Community on Phytotherapy, 1998.
22. Pethö A. Klimakterische Beschwerden. Umstellung einer Hormonbehandlung auf ein pflanzliches Gynäkologikum möglich? Ärztliche Praxis, 1987, 38:1551-1553.
23. Stoll W. Phytotherapeutikum beeinflusst atrophisches Vaginalepithel: Doppelblindversuch Cimicifuga vs. Östrogenpräparat. Therapeutikon, 1987, 1:23-31.
24. Stolze H. Der andere Weg, klimakterische Beschwerden zu behandeln. Gyne, 1982, 1:14-16.
25. Vorberg G. Therapie klimakterischer Beschwerden. Erfolgreiche hormonfreie Therapie mit Remifemin®. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin, 1984, 60 (Suppl.):626-629.
26. Warnecke G. Influencing menopausal symptoms with a phytotherapeutic agent. Die Medizinische Welt, 1985, 36:871-874.
27. Blumenthal M et al., eds. The complete German Commission E monographs. Austin, TX, American Botanical Council, 1998.
28. Liske E. Therapeutic efficacy and safety of Cimicifuga racemosa for gynecological disorders. Advances in Therapy, 1998, 15:45-53.
29. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal medicines, a guide for healthcare professionals. London, Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.

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