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 24 10
Perimenopause 8 1
Night sweats 2 1
Support hormone balance 2 0
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 1

Show all 14 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
15

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
1 tablet(s) daily 1
2 tablet(s) daily 1
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1
40 mg twice daily 1
540 mg daily 1
540 mg twice daily 1
1,020 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Black Cohosh Root

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Other 3
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Black Cohosh Root

Duration

Currently taking Black Cohosh Root

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
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 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 4
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 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 9
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Black Cohosh Root.