Properties and usage:
Poison antidote, feminine hormone, reduces blood pressure, stimulates the normal growth of hair, antispasmodic, sedative, expectorant.
Effects on the organism:
Long ago used by women, specifically for menstrual pains and the problems related to the menopause, it was used by the Amerindians to treat illnesses related to the kidneys. It is also used to treat rhumatism of the joints, particularly as relating to menopause.
The sedative action of black cohosh makes it effective in the treatment of several ails, notably hypertension and tinnitus. It is also beneficial in the treatment of whooping cough and asthma.
Black cohosh stimulates estrogen secretions. It is believed that it reduces the amount of luteinic hormones produced by the pituitary gland, thus lowering the production of progesterone of the ovaries.
Its effect on the circulatory system is to slow down the heart pulse, to promote better circulation and to strengthen the pulse. At the same time, it acts as a sedatif for the arteries, the veins and the nerves.
Caution: Some people are very sensitive and may develop head aches if they take black cohosh in too large a dose. Therefore, start by taking small doses and increase gradually.
Constituants principaux: Glucosides triterpéniques, isoflavones, acide isoférulique, acide salycilique, résine.
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