A 38-year-old member asked:
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who should take black cohosh?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: Menopausal women with hot flashes are the ones who most frequently use black cohosh. However, those with breast cancer, other hormone-sensitive cancers, kidney transplants, and liver disease possibly should not use this herb. Please consult with your own physician about your personal situation. For more info: http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/blackcohosh-healthprofessional/.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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