Freshly harvested organic American Black Cohosh root is the basis of this formula which provides the whole range of components that have been used traditionally. Modern research shows that no single ingredient, or group of ingredients, has proven to be responsible for the beneficial activity of Black Cohosh, so it is likely due to the full array of components. A study showed that efficacy of black cohosh in menopausal symptoms is dependent upon at least three different active constituents with a synergistic action.
The use of cultivated organic Black Cohosh root grown on our certified organic farm ensures a sustainable supply of this endangered, top-selling women's herb.
Recently it was reported that 3 of 11 Black Cohosh supplements (standardized extract products) purchased between 2002 and 2004 did not contain American Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa), but instead contained a Chinese Black Cohosh (Actaea spp.) that does not contain the same active compounds. This is one of the many reasons to choose Oregon's Wild Harvest because we have established manufacturing practices to prevent the use of adulterated products.
Our root samples typically show about 1% triterpene glycosides, giving 3 mg for each capsule. The amount in our capsules is similar to the amount of triterpene glycosides that have been used in successful clinical trials of Black Cohosh.
- Certified Organic Black Cohosh
- 100% Vegetarian
- Pure: No fillers, or other chemicals have been added
Background and Use: First documented by Western medicine in 1801, the historical use of Black Cohosh dates back through centuries of Native American culture.
Key Uses: 1. Menopausal and perimenopausal support
2. A natural source of triterpene glycosides
Suggested Use: As an herbal supplement, take one capsule one to two times daily with food. Check with your health care professional if taking this product continuously for longer than six months.
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional. Individuals who experience mild gastrointestinal upset or headaches should discontinue use.
WARNING: Until more information is available, women with estrogen-dependent tumors such as breast cancer should avoid using black cohosh.
Allergens : Individuals sensitive to salicylic acid should use all black cohosh with caution.
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth