|The Health Benefits of Black Cohosh
Black cohosh is a member of a perennial flowering plant. This wild plant grows naturally in some areas of North America. This plant is both harvested in the world and cultivated in gardens for medicinal use. The roots of this plant have been used over the years to treat many medical conditions. This herb can be taken as a dried or fresh root; commercially it's available as a liquid extract, tablets and capsules.
It's a source of caffeic acid, resins, isoferulic acid, vitamins A, vitamins B5 and alkaloids.
In some parts of the world, doctors have prescribed this herb for its great healing properties.
Health Benefits of Black Cohosh.
*One of the most popular benefits of this plant is its ability to treat menopause symptoms. The symptoms include: depression, hot flashes, anxiety, vaginal dryness, sleeplessness, palpitations, vertigo and headaches. Regular usage of this herb can relieve all these symptoms. You can consume black cohosh in form of tea; this will get rid of bloating and cramps that women experience during a menstrual cycle.
*This herb is also able to treat uterine cramps, pain accompanied with soreness, muscle pain from tension and tight sensations of contractions. This herb is effective in promoting menstruation; this is when uterine tension, congestion and cramps block the flow.
The herb has been used to treat infertility, alleviate labor and in prevention of a miscarriage. Its capable of supplying the woman's body with the necessary hormones, this prevents estrogen loss and therefore proving to be a great option for the hormone replacement therapy.
*The herb contains salicylic acid and therefore anti-inflammatory properties. These properties act on nerves, blood vessels and the muscles. It also reduces the inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It also treats bronchial infections, headaches and also improves digestion. It can also improve low blood pressure.