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Black Cohosh

Main Ingredients:   Black Cohosh (AKA: Cimicifuga Racemosa, Actaea Racemosa, Black Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candle)

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5.3  Side Effects
5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Black Cohosh side effects and 6 Black Cohosh benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Black Cohosh, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
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Appetite 0% 16.7% 66.7% 16.7% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 83.3% 16.7% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 83.3% 16.7% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 33.3% 16.7% 50% 0%
Energy 0% 16.7% 33.3% 50% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 83.3% 16.7% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 16.7% 33.3% 50% 0%
Pain 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 16.7% 33.3% 50% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Stress Level 0% 16.7% 33.3% 50% 0%
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Headache 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Breast Tenderness 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Vaginal Discharge 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Change in Weight 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Black Cohosh
18 Jan 2017 Took for hot flashes, caused horrible gas, boating, along with sever constipation and terrible abdominal pain. I now take stinging nettle which have so many benifits vrs. the dangerous side effects of black cohosh.
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17 Mar 2016 Since taking black cohosh about 3 weeks ago I am having terrible abdominal pain. Most times I experience clear fluid from my vagina along with the pain.
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04 Mar 2016 Black Cohash was suggested to me by a nurse for hot flashes from menopause. I bought some and the instructions were to take it twice a day. On the second day I used it, I started having really crazy thoughts, like wanting to hurt my pets and eviscerate myself. I sat in a dark room until that passed, after a few hours, and have never used this again. It really disturbed me that there was no place to report this side effect.
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27 Jun 2011 Because of my concerns with the liver pain, I googled the side effects and dangers of the black cohosh. It can up just as I thought. I am feeling better with no more hot flashes, but I will stop taking this supplement after reading the dangers. I wanted to share my experience.
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