Jun 21, 2014
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Black Cohosh Tea: Benefic in Menopause

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Black Cohosh tea is recommended to people who want to prevent bone ailments or just to enhance their immune system.

Black Cohosh Tea description

Black Cohosh is a woodland plant, found in the New England region of the United States, as well as eastern Canada. Its roots and rhizomes are used for medicinal properties, particularly for female hormonal balance and arthritis. It also has acknowledged anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.

Black cohosh can be consumed as a fresh or dry root or as a supplement in liquid or tablet forms. The daily dosage should not exceed 80 mg Black cohosh in tablet form or 2 to 4 ml Black Cohosh tincture two to three times a day.

Black Cohosh tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.

Black Cohosh Tea brewing

To make Black Cohosh tea, use the roots of the plant.

Black Cohosh roots should be boiled for about 20 to 30 minutes in water.

Strain it and drink it slowly.

Black Cohosh Tea benefits

Studies revealed Black Cohosh tea to be efficient in treating:

  • the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort (hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal dryness)
  • infertility
  • rheumatism
  • cough
  • high cholesterol levels, as well as hardening of the arteries
  • osteoporosis
  • muscle aches

Black Cohosh side effects

Black Cohosh tea is not recommended during pregnancy, as large doses may induce a miscarriage. An overdose can cause dizziness, nausea and increased perspiration.

Also, Black Cohosh tea may cause gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. People intaking  this type of tea may experience dizziness, headaches, tremors and a slow heart rate.

Individuals with an allergy to buttercup or crowfoot should avoid Black Cohosh tea because they are from the same plant family. People who are allergic to aspirin should not consume the tea because it contains small amounts of salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin. Also people with a history of blood clots, seizures and high blood pressure should avoid Black Cohosh tea.

Black Cohosh tea is known for its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action, being successfully used to treat women health issues such as menopause and menstrual discomfort.

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