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Black Cohosh

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

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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