Black Cohosh Tincture | Cimicifuga racemosa

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Black Cohosh Tincture

£7.50 100ml       

Black Cohosh Tincture (Cimicifuga racemosa)

Tincture of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) 1:3 45%

Cimicifuga racemosa. organic grain alcohol

Adult dose 0.4 - 2ml per day, unless otherwise prescribed.

Should not be used in pregnancy or by breast feeding mothers. Do not use if you are receiving hormonal therapy for cancer, such as tamoxifen.


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Primary Constituents:

  • Triterpene glycosides, xylosides, actein, cimicifugoside, 27-deoxyactein
  • Isoflavone formonetin (more concentrated in the aerial parts of the plant).
  • Isoferulic and salicylic acids

Research on Cimicifuga supports the following effects:

  • Reduces serum LH levels
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • No uterotrophic effects
  • Oestrogenic effect on urinary bladder (possibly helpful in incontinence)
  • Dopaminergic activity
  • Decreases LH; improves FSH/LH ratio
  • Improved pregnancy rates in women with PCOS being treated with clomiphene

For a more detailed look at Black Cohosh see Black Cohosh: Insights into its Mechanism(s) of Action (Integrative Medicine Insights  2008; 3: 21–32).

Perimenopausal women:

  • Hot flushes
  • Climacteric myalgia
  • Osteoporosis

Traditional uses (apart from gynaecological ones) include:

  • Neuralgia
  • Rheumatic complaints
  • Analgesic
  • Diuretic
  • Pulmonary afflictions

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