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cohosh

(kōhŏsh`), name for several plants, among them baneberrybaneberry,
any plant of the small genus Actaea, north temperate perennials of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family) sometimes cultivated for the handsome (though poisonous) berrylike fruits.
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 and black cohosh, a species of bugbanebugbane,
any plant of the genus Cimicifuga, tall north-temperate perennials of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family). The white spirelike bloom has a rank odor that attracts flies, which pollinate the plant. Common in woodlands of E North America is C.
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, both of the buttercupbuttercup
or crowfoot,
common name for the Ranunculaceae, a family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs of cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Thought to be one of the most primitive families of dicotyledenous plants, the Ranunculaceae typically have a simple
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 family; and blue cohosh, a member of the barberrybarberry
, common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries (Berberis species). The family includes perennial herbs and shrubs found in the Northern Hemisphere. The fruit is often a colorful, winter-persistent berry.
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 family. Both families are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Ranunculales.
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There were 56 women in the black cohosh group and 60 women in the Tibolone group.
For better evaluation of the varied results from clinical trials, it is necessary to examine the long-term stability of black cohosh and whether this might change over the duration of a clinical trial, which typically takes multiple years to accrue the full complement of subjects and to run all to completion.
Study participants used an average daily oral preparation of 40 mg of black cohosh for an average of 23 weeks.
AS nearly all black cohosh sold commercially is collected from natural forest populations, the potential for harvesting impacts is considerable (Chamberlain et al.
Some research suggests that black cohosh is no better than placebo at improving hot flashes.
In 2006, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was done using a combination trial of black cohosh and St.
Larimore placed soy extracts and two German extracts of black cohosh sold in the United States under the brand names Remifemin and Klimadynon.
Second was black cohosh (46%), followed by soy supplements and food (42%), antidepressants (32%), meditation and relaxation (26%), evening primrose oil (17%), and blood pressure medications (14%), Some respondents said they used more than one therapy.
A systematic review of the literature on black cohosh in pregnancy found no trials that evaluated its efficacy for inducing labor.
But overall, survey respondents perceived antidepressants to be one of the most effective methods, followed by homeopathy, meditation and relaxation, evening primrose, blood pressure medications, black cohosh, soy products, and multivitamins and calcium.
However, we do find trends, most notably sharp declines in sales of women's supplements like soy and black cohosh, as well as declines in calcium sales, which skew heavily toward women concerned about osteoporosis.
The substances assessed were phytoestrogens/isoflavones, black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), dong quai (Angelica sinensis), ginseng (Ginseng spp), DHEA, steroid and yam (Dioscorea villosa) creams.