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Black Cohosh can cause liver disorders

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:19pm

Millions of women may be at risk of liver disorders because they take the herbal remedy black cohosh to counter hot flushes and other symptoms of the menopause.

An official alert over Cimicifuga racemosa was issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency yesterday and warnings will soon appear on all products containing the plant. Black cohosh is also sold as black snake root, rattle snake root and squaw root in a market worth £4.6 million a year.

Menopause herbal treatment black cohosh can cause liver disorders

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