What is Black Cohosh Root?

Category: Supplements

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Historically, Black Cohosh has been used for a range of conditions. Native Americans and U.S. colonialists used it for amenorrhea, bronchitis, chorea, dropsy, fever, hysteria, itch, lumbago, nervous disorders, snakebite, yellow fever, and uterine disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hot flashes 25 12
Night sweats 3 2
Support hormone balance 2 0
Difficulty staying asleep 1 1
Excessive sweating 1 0

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Black Cohosh Root

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Black Cohosh Root

Dosage Patients
540 mg twice daily 3
540 mg daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 1
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
60 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Black Cohosh Root

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Other 3
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Black Cohosh Root

Duration

Currently taking Black Cohosh Root

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Black Cohosh Root

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 11
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Black Cohosh Root.