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Research on Black Cohosh Supports Benefits in Menopause

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:20pm
The popular herb black cohosh reduces hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause in most published clinical trials, said the American Botanical Council (ABC), a leading nonprofit herbal science organization.

ABC was responding to a press release issued May 15 summarizing an unpublished double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial on 132 women conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.(1) The researchers concluded that black cohosh pills used in their trial did not provide any noticeable benefit for menopause symptoms when compared to placebo. The findings are being reported at this weeks' meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Orlando, Florida.

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