Black Cohosh is one of the most recommended ‘alternative’ products to treat menopausal symptoms. Recently, however, a number of concerns have been raised about its efficacy and safety after a number of women have suffered liver damage after taking the herb. However, researchers have been unable to verify other contributory factors to possible liver damage such as alcohol consumption and other medication they may be taking and the debate it still continuing.
There are though, a number of situations in which Black Cohosh should be avoided because of it’s highly oestrogenic properties, these include oestrogen sensitive cancers, endometriosis, fibroids and those with a blood clotting disorder. If you have had a kidney transplant or have liver disease you may also be warned not to take the herbs. It may also interact with some other prescription medicines and you can find out more at: http://menopause.emedtv.com/black-cohosh/black-cohosh.html