Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh) has been shown in recent studies to effectively reduce menopausal symptoms as much as hormone replacement therapy while not altering oestrogen levels. Cimicifuga acts on the 'serotonergic pathway' - promoting the relaxing hormone 'serotonin' and decreasing menopausal symptom scores. Black cohosh therefore effectively helps alleviate menopausal symtoms while not increasing size of oestrogen dominant growths such as fibroids or endometriosis.
Please follow these links for studies:
'Cimicfuga racemose extract compared to tibolone in peri/post menopausal women with uterine fibroids' Liske et al 2014 'Evid. Based Complement. Alternat. Med'
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