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Slideshow: American Botanical Council: Black Cohosh Adulteration

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A Case of Hepatitis Associated With Long-Term Use of Cimicifuga Racemosa: A Case Report

Alfredo Vannacci, MD, PhD; Francesco Lapi, PharmD, PhD; Eugenia Gallo, MS; Michele Vietri, MS, PhD; Mario Toti, MD;
Francesca Menniti-Ippolito, MS, PhD; Roberto Raschetti, MD; Fabio Firenzuoli, MD; Alessandro Mugelli, MS, MD

Abstract
A survey of 107 patients continuously treated for more than 12 months with a Cimicifuga racemosa rhizome (black cohosh) herbal extract was recently conducted by Firenzuoli et al to verify its possible hepatotoxic effects.1 The paper concluded that, despite the alert released on July 2006 by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) and the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), C racemosa rhizome herbal extract should be considered read more…

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Efficacy of Black Cohosh–containing Preparations on Menopausal Symptoms: A Meta-analysis

Taghreed Shams, MD, FRCSC; Maninder Singh Setia, MD, MPH; Robert Hemmings, MD, FRCSC; Jane McCusker, MD, DrPH; Maida Sewitch, PhD; Antonio Ciampi, PhD

Abstract
This study aimed to review the evidence on the efficacy of herbal preparations containing black cohosh for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. A systematic search of three databases (PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library) was conducted to identify relevant literature. Two reviewers independently abstracted the data from the eligible studies. Of the 288 English language citations screened, nine randomized placebo-controlled trials were included. Among these trials, six demonstrated a significant improvement in the black cohosh group compared read more…

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