actaea racemosa


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Related to actaea racemosa: Cimicifuga racemosa, Caulophyllum
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black cohosh

black cohosh

Good for women. See also Blue Cohosh. The root is most commonly used part and is a good phytoestrogen source used traditionally to balance hormones (lowers ovary production of progesterone) and control hot flashes, PMS, gynecological disorders, menopause, depression, nervous disorders, arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, infections, sore throat, bronchitis, stimulates menstrual flow, helps curb diarrhea, cough suppressant, lowers blood pressure, tinnitus (ringing ears). Powerful cardiac stimulant, but has a sedative effect on the nervous system. Often taken together with St. John’s Wort. Do not take during pregnancy. Grows up to 8 ft. with columns of white flowers. Leaves look like baneberry which is poisonous, but baneberry has red shiny berries. Test first, Some women have experienced upset stomach. Avoid if you have breast cancer. May cause headaches, nausea, impaired vision, vertigo, miscarriage.
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TABLE 1.--Effects of harvesting on black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) growth and abundance parameters during the study period.
The recent research has also suggested a distinct increase in the effectiveness of silver nanoparticle in combination with plant extracts such as Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) and Chrysophyllum albidum (African Udala).
The North American perennial black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L; Ranunculaceae) and related Cimicifuga species have been used for centuries, across many cultures, for a variety of health benefits.
According to SPINS/IRI, the top-selling herbal supplements, as coded by primary ingredient, in the mainstream multi-outlet channel in 2014 were horehound (Marrubium vulgare), a key ingredient in throat lozenges; cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), popular primarily for its claimed benefit of helping maintain urinary tract health; echinacea (Echinacea spp.), which enjoys widespread use during cold and flu season; black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), a popular aid to manage menopausal symptoms; and flax or flaxseed oil (Linum usitatissimum), a source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids used in the management of a variety of conditions, including high cholesterol and heart disease.
Keywords: Formononetin; Black cohosh; Actaea racemosa; Cimicifuga racemosa; TLC; HPLC-PDA; LC-MS; Analysis
The top-selling herbs--as coded by primary ingredient--of 2013 in the mainstream multi-outlet channel, according to SPINS/IRI, were horehound (Marrubium vulgare), a key ingredient in throat drops; yohimbe (.Pausinystalia johimbe), used in numerous athletic performance and sexual enhancement products; cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), popular primarily for its claimed benefit of helping to prevent urinary tract infections; black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), a popular aid to manage menopausal symptoms; and senna (Senna alexandrina), used as a stimulant laxative.
Key words: black cohosh, Actaea racemosa, Cimicifuga racemosa, Ranunculaceae, formononetin, ononin, isoflavones, flavonoids, phytoestrogens
The top-selling herbs--as coded by primary ingredient--of 2013 in the mainstream multi-outlet channel, according to SPINS/IRI, were horehound (Marrubium vulgare), a key ingredient in throat drops; yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe), used in numerous athletic performance and sexual enhancement products; cranberry (Vactinium macrocarpon), popular primarily for its claimed benefit of helping to prevent urinary tract infections; black cohosh (Actaea racemosa), a popular aide to manage menopausal symptoms; and senna (Senna alexandrina), used as a stimulant laxative.
In retrospect, I was presumptuous when noting, "Even if you can definitively differentiate Actaea pachypoda from racemosa, this may not be sufficient if your master manufacturing record specifies isopropanolic extract of Actaea racemosa spray dried onto maltodextrin.