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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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The evidence is mixed on whether phytoestrogens exert health benefits in humans.
Earlier research (14) described a phytoestrogen combination that contained soy isoflavones and also the non-phytoestrogen hormone modulating herbs, Angelica sinensis (dong quai) and Actaea racemosa (black cohosh), which the authors inaccurately referred to as phytoestrogens.
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Association of serum phytoestrogen concentration and dietary habits in a sample set of the JACC Study.
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Dietary phytoestrogens were determined using the food composition database for foods commonly consumed in the UK.
Beneficial effects of soy phytoestrogen intake in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes.
Although using pure unconjugated isoflavones represents a more controlled experimental setup, using a soy-based diet constitutes a more relevant model of phytoestrogen exposure for humans, cattle, and rodents.
Effects of the phytoestrogen genistein on the circulating soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB ligand-osteoprotegerin system in early postmenopausal women.
Bioavailability studies confirmed that most phytoestrogens are readily absorbed by humans, but this varies somewhat, possibly due to a variability in gut microflora, diet and metabolism.