SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 4 (Number 1-2) 2004

Black Cohosh : A Review

Paiboon Nuntanakorn




Abstract


Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa L.) is one of the most popular botanical dietary supplements for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in the United States and Europe. Despite the documented clinical efficacy of black cohosh, little is known of the mechanism of action and the active compounds responsible for the relief of menopausal symptoms. This article reviews the chemical constituents, the mechanism of action, and biological activity of black cohosh.

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