Moodiness…irritability…bloating…hot flashes…abnormal cycles…

If these words caught your eye, chances are you may be searching for answers. When our hormones are out of whack, our lives may also feel out of whack.

Black cohosh is an “alterative” herb which means it can serve to slowly restore proper function to body systems (by altering or producing alteration). Trusted by the Native Americans and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this black hairy root has an overall positive effect on the reproductive system and has been used to normalize hormonal function in the following areas:

  • PMS
  • Fertility in men and women
  • Menopause
  • Post-term labor induction
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) by helping to regulate ovulation.

Bloating is another symptom of hormonal distress that can be alleviated with black cohosh due to its mild diuretic properties.

Don’t look past the anti-inflammatory actions of black cohosh in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis due to its salicylate content, or its ability to restrict the deposit of LDL (low density lipoproteins) also known as “bad cholesterol” in the blood vessels.

Dig deeper! Find more information about the history, botany, alternative names, dosage and cautions of black cohosh here.

Also check out Black Cohosh as it appears in this hormone balancing complex.