White Cohosh

How does White Cohosh work?

There isn't enough information available to know how white cohosh works.

Are there safety concerns?

Avoid using white cohosh. All parts of the plant are poisonous. It can cause stomach problems, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, headache, heart and blood circulation problems, and delirium.

Avoid skin contact with white cohosh; it can cause swelling and skin blisters.

Do not use white cohosh if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have stomach or intestinal problems.

Dosing considerations for White Cohosh.

The appropriate dose of white cohosh depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for white cohosh. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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